1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 2.8 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) at 5700 rpm and 220 N·m (162 lb·ft/22.4 kgm) at 4200 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the driven wheels. The stated weight at the kerb is 1190 kg. Top quoted speed is 204 km/h, or 127 mph, official fuel consumption figures are 19.1/34.9/27.4 UK mpg urban/56mph/75mph.

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Key facts

1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4352 mm
How heavy?
1190 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2792 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
220 Nm / 162 ft.lb / 22.4 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.9 s
How fast?
204 km/h, 127 mph
How economical?
19.1/34.9/27.4 UK mpg urban/56mph/75mph

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1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2565 mm 101 inches
Track/tread (front) 1346 mm 53 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Length 4352 mm 171.3 inches
Width 1702 mm 67 inches
Height 1295 mm 51 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1190 kg 2624 lb
Weight distribution 54.6 % front
fuel tank capacity 59 litres 13 UK Gal 15.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 60° vee
Capacity 2.8 litre
2792 cc
(170.378 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93 × 68.5 mm
3.66 × 2.7 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.36
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
57.3 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
220 Nm (162 ft·lb) (22.4 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
78.8 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system Bo K-Jet fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 990.2 kPa (143.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 465.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 23.40 s
Standing quarter-mile 16.2 s
@ 88 mph
Standing kilometre 30 s
@ 174 km/h
Maximum speed 204 km/h (127 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 136.32 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
100.26 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
134.45 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.97 kg/kW
16.66 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 19.1/34.9/27.4 UK mpg urban/56mph/75mph
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km14.8/8.1/10.3 l/100km urban/56mph/75mph
km/litre6.8/12.4/9.7 km/l urban/56mph/75mph
UK MPG19.1/34.9/27.4 UK MPG urban/56mph/75mph
US MPG15.9/29.1/22.8 US MPG urban/56mph/75mph
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 3.300
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.ARB.
Wheel size front 7 x 13
Wheel size rear 7 x 13
Tyres front Goodyear NCT 205/60 VR 13
Tyres rear Goodyear NCT 205/60 VR 13
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 262 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.09
general
Carfolio.com ID111606
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection added 2003-07-11.
Last modified 2013-02-28.