1998 Ford Contour SVT US

The Ford Contour SVT is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied road car with a front mounted engine driving through the front wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 2.5 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 195 bhp (198 PS/145 kW) of power at 6625 rpm, and maximum torque of 224 N·m (165 lb·ft/22.8 kgm) at 5625 rpm. The engine drives the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1411 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 225 km/h, which is 140 mph.

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Key facts

1998 Ford Contour SVT US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4671 mm
How heavy?
1411 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2544 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
198 PS / 195 bhp / 145 kW @ 6625 rpm
How much torque?
224 Nm / 165 ft.lb / 22.8 kgm @ 5625 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.1 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph

Ford Contour models

Ford Contour SVT -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2544 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1418 kg
Ford Contour SVT -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2544 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1392 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2544 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1343 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2544 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1358 kg

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1998 Ford Contour SVT data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2705 mm 106.5 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4671 mm 183.9 inches
Width 1755 mm 69.1 inches
Height 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1411 kg 3111 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 54.9 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 2.5 litre
2544 cc
(155.244 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82.4 × 79.5 mm
3.24 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
198 PS (195 bhp) (145 kW)
at 6625 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
76.7 bhp/litre
1.26 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
224 Nm (165 ft·lb) (22.8 kgm)
at 5625 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
88.05 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system SPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1106.5 kPa (160.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 424 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 19.40 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.4 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 140.12 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
103.06 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
138.2 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.7 kg/kW
16.21 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.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.77
Final drive ratio 4.06
general
Carfolio.com ID27819
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Ford Contour SVT added 1999-08-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.