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Nissan Silvia LS Coupé

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Nissan Silvia LS Coupé

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1770 cm3 / 108.0 cu in / 108.0 cu in, 78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 148.0 N·m / 109.2 lb·ft / 109.2 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)NissanIssued from1979
ModelSilvia LS CoupéIssued until
SerieSilviaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerNissan Motor Co. Ltd.CountryJP,UK

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

Length4135 mm / 162.8 in / 162.8 inTotal (curb) weight990 kg / 2183 lb / 2183 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1265 mm / 49.8 in / 49.8 inWeight distribution (front)55.0 % / 55.0 % / 55.0 %
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerNissanValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply1 Hi carbEngine displacement1770 cm3 / 108.0 cu in / 108.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity442.50 cm3/cylinder / 27.003 cu in/cylinder / 27.003 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque148.0 N·m / 109.2 lb·ft / 109.2 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.2 kW/l / 0.972 bhp/cu in / 0.972 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque83.6 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.7

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio106.1 kW/ton / 80.4 bhp/ton / 80.4 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-lock2.9Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms, 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 Nissan Silvia LS Coupé

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