1995 Ford Contour SE US

Ford Contour SE is a car that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels. The 6 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a volume of 2.5 litres. This unit develops power and torque figures of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) at 6250 rpm and 224 Nm (165 lbft/22.8 kgm) at 4250 rpm respectively. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox. Its stated weight at the kerb is 1358 kg. The Ford Contour SE is said to be able to achieve a maxiumum speed of 180 km/h or 112 mph.

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1995 Ford Contour SE US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4671 mm
How heavy?
1358 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2544 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 6250 rpm
How much torque?
224 Nm / 165 ft.lb / 22.8 kgm @ 4250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.8 s
How fast?
180 km/h, 112 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
Ford Contour SVT -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2544 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1411 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2544 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1343 kg

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1995 Ford Contour SE 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) 1504 mm 59.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
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 1358 kg 2994 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 54.9 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.31
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)
172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 6250 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
66.8 bhp/litre
1.1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
224 Nm (165 ft·lb) (22.8 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
88.05 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.7:1
Fuel system
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 7.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 126.92 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
93.35 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
125.18 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.71 kg/kW
17.89 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.700
Turning circle 11.40 m
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.4Li.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-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 ID27962
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1995 Ford Contour SE added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.