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Dodge Magnum XE

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Dodge Magnum XE

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5900 cm3 / 360.0 cu in / 360.0 cu in, 141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 372.0 N·m / 274.4 lb·ft / 274.4 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DodgeIssued from1979
ModelMagnum XEIssued until
SerieMagnumNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryAR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5480 mm / 215.7 in / 215.7 inTotal (curb) weight1731 kg / 3816 lb / 3816 lb
Width1960 mm / 77.2 in / 77.2 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2920 mm / 115.0 in / 115.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance132 mm / 5.2 in / 5.2 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.25 m2 / 24.2 sq ft / 24.2 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 constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.9 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5900 cm3 / 360.0 cu in / 360.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity737.50 cm3/cylinder / 45.005 cu in/cylinder / 45.005 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque372.0 N·m / 274.4 lb·ft / 274.4 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.7 kW / 76.0 hp / 76.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.0 kW/l / 0.528 bhp/cu in / 0.528 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque63.0 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.21

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio109.8 kW/ton / 83.2 bhp/ton / 83.2 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-lock3.5Turning circle13.7 m / 44.9 ft / 44.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Long 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 frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Dodge Magnum XE

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