Ford Mustang II Automatic, 1978 MY

This automobile has a 2 door coupé type body with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. The 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 2.3 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 88 bhp (89 PS/66 kW) at 4800 rpm and 160 Nm (118 lbft/16.3 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission.

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Key facts

Ford Mustang II Automatic, 1978 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4445 mm
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2301 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
89 PS / 88 bhp / 66 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
160 Nm / 118 ft.lb / 16.3 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Ford Mustang models

Ford Mustang II Cobra -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1250 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 1280 kg
Ford Mustang II King Cobra -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW
Ford Mustang II King Cobra -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 1385 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2792 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1300 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2792 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW

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1978 Ford Mustang II Automatic data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2443 mm 96.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1412 mm 55.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1417 mm 55.8 inches
Length 4445 mm 175 inches
Width 1783 mm 70.2 inches
Height 1278 mm 50.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 49.2 litres 10.8 UK Gal 13 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2301 cc
(140.416 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.04 × 79.4 mm
3.78 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
89 PS (88 bhp) (66 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
38.2 bhp/litre
0.63 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
160 Nm (118 ft·lb) (16.3 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
69.53 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Holley-Weber carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 873.8 kPa (126.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 575.25 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front BR78-13
Tyres rear BR78-13
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 236 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.18
general
Carfolio.com ID229933
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Ford Mustang II Automatic added 2011-01-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.