Key facts

Ford Pinto, 1970 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4140 mm
How heavy?
914 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1602 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
76 PS / 75 bhp / 56 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
130 Nm / 96 / 13.3 kgm @ 3000 rpm


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1970 Ford Pinto technical specifications


The Ford Pinto is a saloon (sedan) with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers the power through the rear wheels.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.6 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 75 bhp (76 PS/56 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 130 N·m (96 lb·ft/13.3 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Its claimed kerb weight is 914 kg.
1970 Ford Pinto data
Ford Pinto, 1970 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2388 94
Track/tread (front) 1397 55
Track/tread (rear) 1397 55
Length 4140 163
Width 1763 69.4
Height 1270 50
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 914 kg 2015 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 44.7 litres 9.8 UK Gal 11.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1602 cc
(97.76 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 77.7 mm
3.19 × 3.06 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 76 PS (75 bhp) (56 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 46.8 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 130 Nm (96 ft·lb) (13.3 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 81.15 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 Autolite carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1019.7 kPa (147.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 400.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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 83.2 PS/g
61.19 kW/g
82.06 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.34 kg/kW
27.3 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
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
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general ID131989
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Ford Pinto added 2005-07-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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