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Chrysler Simca 1100 LE Berline

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Chrysler Simca 1100 LE Berline

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1118 cm3 / 68.2 cu in / 68.2 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 77.0 N·m / 56.8 lb·ft / 56.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 140 km/h / 87 mph / 87 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChryslerIssued from1979
ModelSimca 1100 LE BerlineIssued until
SerieSimcaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryUS,AU,ES,FR

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3940 mm / 155.1 in / 155.1 inTotal (curb) weight930 kg / 2050 lb / 2050 lb
Width1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity42 l / 9.2 UK gal / 11.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 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 constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke65.0 mm / 2.56 in / 2.56 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply1 Bressel carbEngine displacement1118 cm3 / 68.2 cu in / 68.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity279.50 cm3/cylinder / 17.056 cu in/cylinder / 17.056 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque77.0 N·m / 56.8 lb·ft / 56.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.4 kW/l / 0.733 bhp/cu in / 0.733 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque68.9 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.08
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.94

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed140 km/h / 87 mph / 87 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio53.8 kW/ton / 40.7 bhp/ton / 40.7 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.3Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Torsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Torsion bar, 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 1100 LE Berline

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