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Jeep Cherokee

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Jeep Cherokee

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5899 cm3 / 360.0 cu in / 360.0 cu in, 96.2 kW / 129.0 hp / 129.0 hp @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, 331.5 N·m / 244.5 lb·ft / 244.5 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, four wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JeepIssued from1979
ModelCherokeeIssued until
SerieCherokeeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4660 mm / 183.5 in / 183.5 inTotal (curb) weight1862 kg / 4105 lb / 4105 lb
Width1920 mm / 75.6 in / 75.6 inDry weight
Height1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2760 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance196 mm / 7.7 in / 7.7 inFuel capacity81 l / 17.8 UK gal / 21.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.77 m2 / 29.9 sq ft / 29.9 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 ManufacturerAMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore103.6 mm / 4.08 in / 4.08 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.19
Fuel supply1 carbEngine displacement5899 cm3 / 360.0 cu in / 360.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity737.38 cm3/cylinder / 44.998 cu in/cylinder / 44.998 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power96.2 kW / 129.0 hp / 129.0 hp at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque331.5 N·m / 244.5 lb·ft / 244.5 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.5 kW / 51.6 hp / 51.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output16.3 kW/l / 0.358 bhp/cu in / 0.358 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque56.2 N·m/l / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.09

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio69.3 kW/ton / 52.5 bhp/ton / 52.5 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 ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jeep Cherokee

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