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Performance Review: Jeep CJ-5 Renegade 4.2L - [1979]

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Jeep CJ-5 Renegade 4.2L - [1979]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1979 | Type: SUV
  • Engine: 4235 cc (258.4 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St6
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 4 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 80 mph (128.7 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 15.00 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 15.5 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.00 secs
  • Power: 98 bhp (73 kW) @ 3200 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1245 kgs (2744 lbs)
  • Torque: 193 lb-ft (261.6 Nm) @ 1600 rpm
  • Drive: - | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 0 secs @ 0.0 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 78.7 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 155.0 lb-ft
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Introduction:

This edition of the Jeep CJ-5 Renegade 4.2L is the 4 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 1979. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 1979 DeTomaso Pantera GT5 S 5.8 V8 and the 1980 Lotus Esprit S2.2 Turbo.This particular Jeep CJ-5 has a 4235cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 6 cylinders in a St formation.

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Alternative Petrol St6's includes the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965

The CJ-5 shares its Petrol St6 engine configuration with the likes of the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965 and the . If you're looking for other fast cars which share the CJ-5's -, SUV combination then how about the 0 Select Car Make Select Model Select Edition or the 2020 Tesla Model S Plaid.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1245 kgs (2744 lbs) this makes the Jeep CJ-5 Renegade 4.2L in the same weight category as the 2020 Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line or the give or take 50kg.

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The Jeep CJ-5 shares the same bhp with the 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi ST-Line 120 (118 bhp)

In terms of power the 4235cc 12V St6 engine produces 98 bhp (73 kW) @ 3200 rpm similar to the 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi ST-Line 120 (118 bhp) or the 2013 Caterham 7 160/165 0.7L Turbo (79 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated St6 throws out 193 lb-ft (261.6 Nm) @ 1600 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2020 Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line (184 lb-ft) or the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (184 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Jeep CJ-5 you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

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The 1961 Triumph TR4 2.1L (103.5 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Jeep CJ-5.

The Jeep CJ-5 has a Power to weight ratio of 78.7 bhp per ton and 155.0 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 1979 CJ-5 competing with the 1961 Triumph TR4 2.1L (103.5 bhp per ton) or the 1970 Marcos Mantis 2.5l Coupe (103.4 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Jeep CJ-5 generating around 155.0 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2006 BMW Z4 3.2 M Coupe 2d (179.9 lb-ft per ton) or the 2003 MG ZT 4.6 V8 260 (179.7 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 15.00 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 15.5 secs, this made the Jeep CJ-5 Renegade 4.2L as fast as the 1962 Rover P5 MkII/III (15.00 secs) the 1978 Mercury Zephyr Z-7 Sports Coupe (15.10 secs) the 1977 Austin Allegro 2 Super De Luxe 1500 (15.20 secs) the or the 1958 Rover P5 Mk1/1A (16.00 secs). This Jeep CJ-5 Renegade 4.2L is also faster than the 1978 Mercury Zephyr Z-7 Sports Coupe (15.10 secs) the 1977 Austin Allegro 2 Super De Luxe 1500 (15.20 secs) the 1958 Rover P5 Mk1/1A (16.00 secs) the and the 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 TD (16.40 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the CJ-5 and the

When talking about the performance of the Jeep CJ-5 on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 0 secs @ 0.0 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 1979 version of the Jeep CJ-5 Renegade 4.2L has a maximum speed of 80mph.

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Top Speed of the 1979 CJ-5 equals the 1949 Jaguar Mark V 3.5L (91 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 1979 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade 4.2L then how about the 1949 Jaguar Mark V 3.5L (91 mph), the 1977 Austin Allegro 2 Super De Luxe 1500 (92 mph), or the 2013 BMW i3 0.6l Hybrid (93 mph).

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