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Datsun 240Z

(1969 model)

Brief specs of 1969 Datsun 240Z

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2393 cm3 / 146.0 cu in / 146.0 cu in, 120.1 kW / 161.1 hp / 161.1 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 198.0 N·m / 146.0 lb·ft / 146.0 lb·ft @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 204 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DatsunIssued from1969
Model240ZIssued until
Serie240Number made15076
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDatsunCountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerAlbrecht GoertzCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4140 mm / 163.0 in / 163.0 inTotal (curb) weight1044 kg / 2302 lb / 2302 lb
Width1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inDry weight
Height1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2305 mm / 90.7 in / 90.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.1 sq ft / 19.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerNissan/DatsunValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke73.7 mm / 2.90 in / 2.90 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2393 cm3 / 146.0 cu in / 146.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity398.83 cm3/cylinder / 24.338 cu in/cylinder / 24.338 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power120.1 kW / 161.1 hp / 161.1 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque198.0 N·m / 146.0 lb·ft / 146.0 lb·ft at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)45.0 kW / 60.3 hp / 60.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.2 kW/l / 1.103 bhp/cu in / 1.103 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.7 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.36

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 sTop (maximal) speed204 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.30 s / 8.30 s / 8.30 sPower-to-weight ratio154.2 kW/ton / 116.8 bhp/ton / 116.8 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.45Hx14Tyres rear6.45Hx14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Datsun 240Z

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