1984 Ford Orion Diesel

The Orion Diesel is a front wheel drive saloon (sedan) automobile with a front mounted engine, manufactured by Ford. The Ford Orion Diesel's engine is a naturally aspirated diesel, 1.6 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 54 bhp (55 PS/40 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 95 N·m (70 lb·ft/9.7 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. Stated weight at the kerb is 950 kg. Top quoted speed is 150 km/h (93 mph).

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1984 Ford Orion Diesel information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4193 mm
How heavy?
950 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1608 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
55 PS / 54 bhp / 40 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
95 Nm / 70 ft.lb / 9.7 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 16.7 s
How fast?
150 km/h, 93 mph

Ford Orion models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1597 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 920 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1297 cm3 70 PS 69 bhp 51 kW 875 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1597 cm3 80 PS 79 bhp 59 kW 890 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1297 cm3 58 PS 57 bhp 43 kW 800 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1270 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 870 kg
sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1196 cm3 56 PS 55 bhp 41 kW 740 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1124 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 870 kg
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1984 Ford Orion Diesel data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 mm 94.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1400 mm 55.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Length 4193 mm 165.1 inches
Width 1590 mm 62.6 inches
Height 1395 mm 54.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 950 kg 2094 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated diesel
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1608 cc
(98.126 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 80 mm
3.15 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
55 PS (54 bhp) (40 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
33.6 bhp/litre
0.55 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
95 Nm (70 ft·lb) (9.7 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
59.08 Nm/litre
0.71 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 21.5:1
Fuel system Bo Diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 742.4 kPa (107.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 402 cc
Aspiration Normal D.
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 11.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 16.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 150 km/h (93 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 57.63 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
42.39 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
56.84 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 23.59 kg/kW
39.41 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.LW.TRA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.76
Final drive ratio 3.58
general
Carfolio.com ID26906
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1984 Ford Orion Diesel added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.