Key facts

1958 Edsel Pacer information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5415 mm
How heavy?
1726 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5903 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
307 PS / 303 bhp / 226 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
543 Nm / 400 / 55.4 kgm @ 2800 rpm


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Edsel Pacer models

1958 Edsel Pacer technical specifications


The Pacer is a motor car from Edsel, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a 4 door sedan/saloon body style.
Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 5.9 litres. For this model it musters power and torque figures of 303 bhp (307 PS/226 kW) at 4600 rpm and 543 Nm (400 lbft/55.4 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via an automatic 'box.
Its stated weight at the kerb is 1726 kg.
1958 Edsel Pacer data
1958 Edsel Pacer data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2997 118
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5415 213.2
Width 2002 78.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1726 kg 3805 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code E-400
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.9 litre
5903 cc
(360.223 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 102.8 × 88.9 mm
4.05 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.16
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 307 PS (303 bhp) (226 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 51.3 bhp/litre
0.84 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 543 Nm (400 ft·lb) (55.4 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque 91.99 Nm/litre
1.11 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1155.9 kPa (167.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 737.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 177.99 PS/g
130.91 kW/g
175.55 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.64 kg/kW
12.76 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 8.00 x 14
Tyres rear 8.00 x 14
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.91
general ID111342
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1958 Edsel Pacer added 2003-07-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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