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Chrysler Simca Horizon GLS

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Chrysler Simca Horizon GLS

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1442 cm3 / 88.0 cu in / 88.0 cu in, 51.5 kW / 69.1 hp / 69.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 115.0 N·m / 84.8 lb·ft / 84.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChryslerIssued from1978
ModelSimca Horizon GLSIssued until
SerieSimcaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryUS,AU,ES,FR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3960 mm / 155.9 in / 155.9 inTotal (curb) weight975 kg / 2150 lb / 2150 lb
Width1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inWeight distribution (front)59.4 % / 59.4 % / 59.4 %
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity47 l / 10.3 UK gal / 12.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.57  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerSimcaValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.7 mm / 3.02 in / 3.02 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1442 cm3 / 88.0 cu in / 88.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity360.50 cm3/cylinder / 21.999 cu in/cylinder / 21.999 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power51.5 kW / 69.1 hp / 69.1 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque115.0 N·m / 84.8 lb·ft / 84.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.6 kW / 27.6 hp / 27.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.7 kW/l / 0.785 bhp/cu in / 0.785 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.8 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.04
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.47

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio70.8 kW/ton / 53.6 bhp/ton / 53.6 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.4Turning circle10.2 m / 33.5 ft / 33.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion bar, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,Sw Long trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chrysler Simca Horizon GLS

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