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Datsun 280 ZX

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Datsun 280 ZX

3-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2753 cm3 / 168.0 cu in / 168.0 cu in, 104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 202.0 N·m / 149.0 lb·ft / 149.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DatsunIssued from1979
Model280 ZXIssued until
Serie280Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDatsunCountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight1272 kg / 2804 lb / 2804 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1395 mm / 54.9 in / 54.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (V6)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerNissan/DatsunValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supplyBo fuel inj.Engine displacement2753 cm3 / 168.0 cu in / 168.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity458.83 cm3/cylinder / 28.000 cu in/cylinder / 28.000 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque202.0 N·m / 149.0 lb·ft / 149.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)54.7 kW / 73.3 hp / 73.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.9 kW/l / 0.833 bhp/cu in / 0.833 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.4 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.86
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.7

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.30 s / 8.30 s / 8.30 sPower-to-weight ratio110.1 kW/ton / 83.4 bhp/ton / 83.4 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 ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Datsun 280 ZX

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