• Ford Ka

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Key facts

2008 Ford Ka TDCi information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3620 mm
How heavy?
1055 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1248 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
75 PS / 74 bhp / 55 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
145 Nm / 107 / 14.8 kgm @ 1500-3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 13.1 s
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph
How economical?
5.2/3.7/4.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
112.0 CO2 g/km


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2008 Ford Ka TDCi technical specifications


The Ford Ka TDCi is a 3 door hatchback style car with a front located engine supplying power to the front wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft turbocharged powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.2 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 74 bhp (75 PS/55 kW) at 4000 rpm and 145 Nm (107 lbft/14.8 kgm) at 1500-3500 rpm respectively.
This power is transferred to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox.
The Ford Ka TDCi weighs a claimed 1055 kg at the kerb.
Maximum stated speed is 161 km/h or 100 mph, quoted fuel consumption is 5.2/3.7/4.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 112.0 g/km.
2008 Ford Ka TDCi data
2008 Ford Ka TDCi data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2300 90.6
Track/tread (front) 1414 55.7
Track/tread (rear) 1408 55.4
Length 3620 142.5
Width 1658 65.3
Height 1505 59.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.57
Kerb weight 1055 kg 2326 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 35 litres 7.7 UK Gal 9.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.337
Frontal area 2.11
CdA 0.71
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1248 cc
(76.158 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 69.6 × 82 mm
2.74 × 3.23 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.85
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 75 PS (74 bhp) (55 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 59.3 bhp/litre
0.97 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 145 Nm (107 ft·lb) (14.8 kgm)
at 1500-3500 rpm
Specific torque 116.19 Nm/litre
1.4 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 17.6:1
Fuel system common rail direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1460 kPa (211.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 312 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 13.1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 71.12 PS/g
52.31 kW/g
70.14 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.12 kg/kW
31.94 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 5.2/3.7/4.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km5.2/3.7/4.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre19.2/27.0/23.8 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG54.3/76.3/67.3 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG45.2/63.6/56.0 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 112.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 111.30 g/km
VED band (UK) C
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LW.ARB.
Rear suspension TBAx.ARB.
Wheel size front 5½J x 14
Wheel size rear 5½J x 14
Tyres front 175/65 R 14
Tyres rear 175/65 R 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 240 mm
Rear brake diameter 180 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.77
Final drive ratio 3.44
general ID190311
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Ford Ka TDCi added 2008-10-29.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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