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Kia Elan

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Kia Elan

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1793 cm3 / 109.4 cu in / 109.4 cu in, 111.0 kW / 148.9 hp / 148.9 hp @ 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm, 186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)KiaIssued from1999
ModelElanIssued until
SerieElanNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerKiaCountryKR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3890 l / 137.37 cu ft / 137.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3890 mm / 153.1 in / 153.1 inTotal (curb) weight1068 kg / 2355 lb / 2355 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2260 mm / 89.0 in / 89.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.89 m2 / 20.4 sq ft / 20.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.76 m2 / 8.2 sq ft / 8.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.8 kW / 25.2 hp / 25.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1793 cm3 / 109.4 cu in / 109.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power111.0 kW / 148.9 hp / 148.9 hp at 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
AspirationMax. torque186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.4 kW / 59.5 hp / 59.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output61.9 kW/l / 1.360 bhp/cu in / 1.360 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque103.7 N·m/l / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio141.4 kW/ton / 107.1 bhp/ton / 107.1 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R15Tyres rear205/55-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Kia Elan

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