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Dodge Challenger

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Dodge Challenger

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5565 cm3 / 339.6 cu in / 339.6 cu in, 179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 393.0 N·m / 289.9 lb·ft / 289.9 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DodgeIssued from1972
ModelChallengerIssued until
SerieChallengerNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryAR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4859 mm / 191.3 in / 191.3 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1938 mm / 76.3 in / 76.3 inDry weight
Height1293 mm / 50.9 in / 50.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2794 mm / 110.0 in / 110.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1516 mm / 59.7 in / 59.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1565 mm / 61.6 in / 61.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance132 mm / 5.2 in / 5.2 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 22.9 sq ft / 22.9 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 ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore102.6 mm / 4.04 in / 4.04 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5565 cm3 / 339.6 cu in / 339.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity695.63 cm3/cylinder / 42.450 cu in/cylinder / 42.450 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque393.0 N·m / 289.9 lb·ft / 289.9 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.2 kW/l / 0.707 bhp/cu in / 0.707 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.6 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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 ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock5.3Turning circle12.9 m / 42.3 ft / 42.3 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Trailing link, Torsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Dodge Challenger

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