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Mitsubishi Lancer 1400 SL-5

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mitsubishi Lancer 1400 SL-5

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1410 cm3 / 86.0 cu in / 86.0 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 119.0 N·m / 87.8 lb·ft / 87.8 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MitsubishiIssued from1979
ModelLancer 1400 SL-5Issued until
SerieLancerNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMitsubishi GroupCountryJP,AU


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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3990 mm / 157.1 in / 157.1 inTotal (curb) weight870 kg / 1918 lb / 1918 lb
Width1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.0 sq ft / 19.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerMitsubishiValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supply1 St carbEngine displacement1410 cm3 / 86.0 cu in / 86.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity352.50 cm3/cylinder / 21.511 cu in/cylinder / 21.511 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque119.0 N·m / 87.8 lb·ft / 87.8 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.9 kW / 32.0 hp / 32.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.3 kW/l / 0.930 bhp/cu in / 0.930 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque84.4 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.85
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.22


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio92.0 kW/ton / 69.7 bhp/ton / 69.7 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.6 m / 31.5 ft / 31.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mitsubishi Lancer 1400 SL-5


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