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Nissan Silvia RX-E Coupé

(1983 model)

Brief specs of 1983 Nissan Silvia RX-E Coupé

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1809 cm3 / 110.4 cu in / 110.4 cu in, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 162.0 N·m / 119.5 lb·ft / 119.5 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)NissanIssued from1983
ModelSilvia RX-E CoupéIssued until
SerieSilviaNumber made
Model familyS12Body construction
Model codeJS12HFEBody 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

Length4350 mm / 171.3 in / 171.3 inTotal (curb) weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Width1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2425 mm / 95.5 in / 95.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity53 l / 11.7 UK gal / 14.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.36Frontal area (A)1.74 m2 / 18.7 sq ft / 18.7 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.63 m2 / 6.8 sq ft / 6.8 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.7 kW / 21.0 hp / 21.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeCA18ETotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerNissanValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke83.6 mm / 3.29 in / 3.29 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyBo L-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement1809 cm3 / 110.4 cu in / 110.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity452.25 cm3/cylinder / 27.598 cu in/cylinder / 27.598 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque162.0 N·m / 119.5 lb·ft / 119.5 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.7 kW / 45.2 hp / 45.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.6 kW/l / 1.024 bhp/cu in / 1.024 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque89.5 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.7

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio113.0 kW/ton / 85.6 bhp/ton / 85.6 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.1Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs,T Links, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius armsx, Coil springs
Wheels front5J x 14Wheels rear5J x 14
Tyres front185/70 SR 14Tyres rear185/70 SR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Nissan Silvia RX-E Coupé

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