Ford Pinto, 1970 MY

The Ford Pinto is a 2 door saloon (sedan) style car with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 95 bhp (96 PS/71 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 163 N·m (120 lb·ft/16.6 kgm) at 3600 rpm. This power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic transmission. The claimed weight at the kerb is 937 kg.

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Ford Pinto, 1970 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4140 mm
How heavy?
937 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1999 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
96 PS / 95 bhp / 71 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
163 Nm / 120 ft.lb / 16.6 kgm @ 3600 rpm

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1970 Ford Pinto data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2388 mm 94 inches
Track/tread (front) 1397 mm 55 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1397 mm 55 inches
Length 4140 mm 163 inches
Width 1763 mm 69.4 inches
Height 1270 mm 50 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 937 kg 2066 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 44.7 litres 9.8 UK Gal 11.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1999 cc
(121.986 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.9 × 77 mm
3.58 × 3.03 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 96 PS (95 bhp) (71 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 47.5 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 163 Nm (120 ft·lb) (16.6 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque 81.54 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1024.7 kPa (148.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.75 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 102.8 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
75.6 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
101.39 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.23 kg/kW
22.09 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 13 x 4
Wheel size rear 13 x 4
Tyres front 6.00-13
Tyres rear 6.00-13
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter 229 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area 1271 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID131967
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 20.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Ford Pinto added 2005-07-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.