1989 Ford Probe LX

This car has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the front wheels. Its 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) at 4800 rpm and 217 Nm (160 lbft/22.1 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1315 kg. Its maximum speed stated is 209 km/h (130 mph).

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1989 Ford Probe LX information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4496 mm
How heavy?
1315 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2986 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
217 Nm / 160 ft.lb / 22.1 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.2 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph

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1989 Ford Probe LX data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2515 mm 99 inches
Track/tread (front) 1455 mm 57.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1466 mm 57.7 inches
Length 4496 mm 177 inches
Width 1740 mm 68.5 inches
Height 1318 mm 51.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1315 kg 2899 lb
Weight distribution 64 % front
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Yamaha
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3 litre
2986 cc
(182.217 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 80 mm
3.5 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output 46.9 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 217 Nm (160 ft·lb) (22.1 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 72.67 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system Fo fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 913.2 kPa (132.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 107.94 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
79.39 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
106.46 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.6 kg/kW
21.04 lb/bhp
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 unknown
Drive wheels front 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
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.71
Final drive ratio 3.85
general
Carfolio.com ID23210
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 Ford Probe LX added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.