1996 Ford Thunderbird US

This car has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 3.8 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 145 bhp (147 PS/108 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 285 N·m (210 lb·ft/29.1 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine drives the wheels compliments of a 4 speed automatic transmission. The stated kerb weight is 1604 kg.

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1996 Ford Thunderbird US information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5088 mm
How heavy?
1604 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3797 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
147 PS / 145 bhp / 108 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
285 Nm / 210 ft.lb / 29.1 kgm @ 2400 rpm

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1610 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1604 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4942 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1739 kg
Ford Thunderbird SC -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3791 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1710 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1947 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1945 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1867 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7038 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3OD 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5769 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1837 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7010 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW 2128 kg

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1996 Ford Thunderbird data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2870 mm 113 inches
Track/tread (front) 1565 mm 61.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1529 mm 60.2 inches
Length 5088 mm 200.3 inches
Width 1847 mm 72.7 inches
Height 1334 mm 52.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1604 kg 3536 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.8 litre
3797 cc
(231.707 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.8 × 86 mm
3.81 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
147 PS (145 bhp) (108 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
38.2 bhp/litre
0.63 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
285 Nm (210 ft·lb) (29.1 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
75.06 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 943.2 kPa (136.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 632.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 91.66 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
67.41 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
90.4 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.83 kg/kW
24.78 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CA.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.CA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID10406
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 Ford Thunderbird added 1996-04-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.