2008 Ford Ka

The Ka is an automobile from Ford, with front wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 3 door hatchback body style. Its 1.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that produces 68 bhp (69 PS/51 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 102 N·m (75 lb·ft/10.4 kgm) at 3000 rpm. A 5 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 940 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 159 km/h or 99 mph, claimed fuel consumption figures are 6.3/4.4/5.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 119.0 g/km.

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Ford Ka -
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Key facts

2008 Ford Ka information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3620 mm
How heavy?
940 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1242 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
69 PS / 68 bhp / 51 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
102 Nm / 75 ft.lb / 10.4 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 13.1 s
How fast?
159 km/h, 99 mph
How economical?
6.3/4.4/5.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
119.0 CO2 g/km

Ford Ka models

Ford Ka -
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2008 Ford Ka data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2300 mm 90.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1414 mm 55.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1408 mm 55.4 inches
Length 3620 mm 142.5 inches
Width 1658 mm 65.3 inches
Height 1505 mm 59.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.57
Kerb weight 940 kg 2072 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 35 litres 7.7 UK Gal 9.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.337
Frontal area 2.11
CdA 0.71
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code 169 A 4000
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1242 cc
(75.791 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70.8 × 78.9 mm
2.79 × 3.11 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 69 PS (68 bhp) (51 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 54.8 bhp/litre
0.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 102 Nm (75 ft·lb) (10.4 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 82.13 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.1:1
Fuel system SMPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1032 kPa (149.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 310.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
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 159 km/h (99 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 73.35 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
53.94 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
72.34 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.54 kg/kW
30.96 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.3/4.4/5.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km6.3/4.4/5.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre15.9/22.7/19.6 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG44.8/64.2/55.4 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG37.3/53.5/46.1 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 119.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 118.32 g/km
VED band (UK) C
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
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 Di/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 240 mm
Rear brake diameter 180 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.9
Final drive ratio 3.44
general
Carfolio.com ID190597
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Ford Ka added 2008-10-29.
Last modified 2013-02-28.