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Datsun 280C

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 Datsun 280C

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2753 cm3 / 168.0 cu in / 168.0 cu in, 93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 197.0 N·m / 145.3 lb·ft / 145.3 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DatsunIssued from1977
Model280CIssued until
Serie280Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDatsunCountryJP

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4816 mm / 189.6 in / 189.6 inTotal (curb) weight1375 kg / 3031 lb / 3031 lb
Width1715 mm / 67.5 in / 67.5 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2690 mm / 105.9 in / 105.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1425 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1389 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 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) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerNissan/DatsunValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply1 Hi carbEngine displacement2753 cm3 / 168.0 cu in / 168.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity458.83 cm3/cylinder / 28.000 cu in/cylinder / 28.000 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque197.0 N·m / 145.3 lb·ft / 145.3 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.9 kW/l / 0.744 bhp/cu in / 0.744 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.6 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.88
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio90.9 kW/ton / 68.9 bhp/ton / 68.9 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 PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Datsun 280C

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