1908 Ford Model T, 1909 MY

Ford Model T is a car that has a 2 door tourer type body with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The 2.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 4 cylinder unit that has an output of 20 bhp (20.3 PS/14.9 kW) of power at 1200 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 2 speed manual transmission. The Ford Model T weighs a quoted 544 kg at the kerb.


Ford Model T -
Ford Model T
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Key facts

1908 Ford Model T, 1909 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door tourer with 4/5 seats
How heavy?
544 kg
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2896 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
20.3 PS / 20 bhp / 14.9 kW @ 1200 rpm
How much torque?

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1908 Ford Model T data
Body type4/5 seater tourer
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2540 mm 100 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 544 kg 1199 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 37.9 litres 8.3 UK Gal 10 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.9 litre
2896 cc
(176.725 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 101.6 mm
3.75 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 20.3 PS (20 bhp) (14.9 kW)
at 1200 rpm
Specific output 6.9 bhp/litre
0.11 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 724 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 37.28 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
27.42 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
36.76 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 36.48 kg/kW
60.93 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
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 LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 30 x 3
Tyres rear 30 x 3.5
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID176704
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1908 Ford Model T added 2008-05-05.
Last modified 2013-02-28.