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Skoda 120 L

(1983 model)

Brief specs of 1983 Skoda 120 L

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1174 cm3 / 71.6 cu in / 71.6 cu in, 38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 85.0 N·m / 62.7 lb·ft / 62.7 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 140 km/h / 87 mph / 87 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SkodaIssued from1983
Model120 LIssued until1990
Serie120Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSkodaCountryCZ

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4200 mm / 165.4 in / 165.4 inTotal (curb) weight880 kg / 1940 lb / 1940 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity38 l / 8.4 UK gal / 10.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 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 ManufacturerSkodaValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply1 Jikov carbEngine displacement1174 cm3 / 71.6 cu in / 71.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity293.50 cm3/cylinder / 17.910 cu in/cylinder / 17.910 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque85.0 N·m / 62.7 lb·ft / 62.7 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.5 kW / 20.8 hp / 20.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.0 kW/l / 0.726 bhp/cu in / 0.726 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque72.4 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.96
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.22

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed140 km/h / 87 mph / 87 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio59.1 kW/ton / 44.8 bhp/ton / 44.8 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 locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & nutSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Swinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Skoda 120 L

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