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Checker Marathon

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Checker Marathon

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4998 cm3 / 305.0 cu in / 305.0 cu in, 108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CheckerIssued from1979
ModelMarathonIssued until
SerieMarathonNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCheckerCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5201 mm / 204.8 in / 204.8 inTotal (curb) weight1751 kg / 3860 lb / 3860 lb
Width1930 mm / 76.0 in / 76.0 inDry weight
Height1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3048 mm / 120.0 in / 120.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1637 mm / 64.4 in / 64.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1608 mm / 63.3 in / 63.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance190 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.61 m2 / 28.1 sq ft / 28.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore94.9 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.3 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement4998 cm3 / 305.0 cu in / 305.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity624.75 cm3/cylinder / 38.125 cu in/cylinder / 38.125 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.2 kW / 58.0 hp / 58.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.6 kW/l / 0.475 bhp/cu in / 0.475 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque66.4 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.72

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio82.8 kW/ton / 62.7 bhp/ton / 62.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball VPAsSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.46Turning circle13.2 m / 43.3 ft / 43.3 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Checker Marathon

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