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Datsun Skyline 2.4 Coupé

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Datsun Skyline 2.4 Coupé

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2393 cm3 / 146.0 cu in / 146.0 cu in, 94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DatsunIssued from1979
ModelSkyline 2.4 CoupéIssued until
SerieSkylineNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDatsunCountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4600 mm / 181.1 in / 181.1 inTotal (curb) weight1266 kg / 2791 lb / 2791 lb
Width1636 mm / 64.4 in / 64.4 inDry weight
Height1369 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2616 mm / 103.0 in / 103.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1369 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1354 mm / 53.3 in / 53.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 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) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerDatsunValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke73.7 mm / 2.90 in / 2.90 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supplyBo fuel inj.Engine displacement2393 cm3 / 146.0 cu in / 146.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity398.83 cm3/cylinder / 24.338 cu in/cylinder / 24.338 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.9 : 1
SumpMax. output power94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)37.9 kW / 50.8 hp / 50.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.6 kW/l / 0.870 bhp/cu in / 0.870 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.8 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.86
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio100.3 kW/ton / 76.0 bhp/ton / 76.0 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 detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Datsun Skyline 2.4 Coupé

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