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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Coupe

The 1991 Nissan NX was launched on the sport-compact market to fight against Mazda MX3, Toyota MR2, Honda Civic Del Sol, and Isuzu Piazza.

The Japanese car-maker didn't want to lose a slice of that segment, where it had good results with the Nissan Sentra and the Nissan Sunny Coupe. The latter was more of a hatchback than a coupe but so was the MX3. It developed a good platform designed for better handling but still offering good fuel-efficiency.

The car's design was unusual, with deep headlights and an arched cabin shape. The removable top transformed the car into a Targa body style in a matter of seconds. The raked rear end was inspired by sports-cars, with a big rear windscreen on the lift-gate.

Inside, the NX offered a good room for two adult passengers in the front. The rear seats were a folding bench that expanded the trunk room. It didn't offer enough headroom for adult passengers. The instrument cluster featured the basic information for the driver: a tachometer, a speedometer, a fuel gauge, and the coolant temperature.

The NX was one of the best handling cars from its time. It was pitted against vehicles such as the Acura NSX, Porsche 911, and Mazda Miata and it didn't come short. Its main advantage was a limited-slip differential, which was an unusual feature for a front-wheel-drive car. The engine range was limited to 1.6- and 2.0-liter units, which offered between 90 and 143 hp. It was offered with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.

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NISSAN 100 NX 1991 - 1996
  5 gasoline engines
  • 1.6L 4AT (102 HP)
  • 1.6L 4AT (90 HP)
  • 1.6L 5MT (102 HP)
  • 1.6L 5MT (90 HP)
  • 2.0L GTI 5MT (143 HP)

NISSAN 100 NX 1.6L 4AT (102 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 4AT (102 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1597 cm3
Power
75 KW @ 6000 RPM
102 HP @ 6000 RPM
101 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
136 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
106 mph (171 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
163 in (4140 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/55.5 in (1,440/1,410 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.6 cuFT (328 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2381 lbs (1080 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3296 lbs (1495 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
169 g/km

NISSAN 100 NX 1.6L 4AT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 4AT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1597 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 6000 RPM
90 HP @ 6000 RPM
89 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
98 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
133 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113 mph (182 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65 R14H
DIMENSIONS
Length
163 in (4140 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/55.5 in (1,440/1,410 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.6 cuFT (328 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2370 lbs (1075 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3296 lbs (1495 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
Highway
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
172 g/km

NISSAN 100 NX 1.6L 5MT (102 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (102 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1597 cm3
Power
75 KW @ 6000 RPM
102 HP @ 6000 RPM
101 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
136 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
163 in (4140 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/55.5 in (1,440/1,410 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.6 cuFT (328 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2314.8 lbs (1050 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3295.9 lbs (1495 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
164 g/km

NISSAN 100 NX 1.6L 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1597 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 6000 RPM
90 HP @ 6000 RPM
89 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
98 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
133 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/65 R14H
DIMENSIONS
Length
163 in (4140 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/55.5 in (1,440/1,410 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.6 cuFT (328 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2314.8 lbs (1050 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3295.9 lbs (1495 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
Highway
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Combined
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
164 g/km

NISSAN 100 NX 2.0L GTI 5MT (143 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L GTI 5MT (143 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
105 KW @ 6400 RPM
143 HP @ 6400 RPM
141 BHP @ 6400 RPM
Torque
131 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
178 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
163 in (4140 mm)
Width
66.1 in (1679 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/55.5 in (1,440/1,410 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.6 cuFT (328 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2425.1 lbs (1100 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3384.1 lbs (1535 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20.8 mpg US (11.3 L/100Km)
Highway
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
Combined
27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
202 g/km
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