1985 Ford RS200

The RS200 is a motor vehicle from Ford, with all wheel drive, a mid located engine and a 2 door coupé body style. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 1.8 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 237 bhp (240 PS/177 kW) at 6000 rpm and 280 N·m (207 lb·ft/28.6 kgm) at 4500 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels through a 5 speed manual 'box. The Ford RS200 weighs a quoted 1180 kg at the kerb. Top stated speed is 229 km/h or 142 mph.

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Key facts

1985 Ford RS200 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3998 mm
How heavy?
1180 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1803 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
240 PS / 237 bhp / 177 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
280 Nm / 207 ft.lb / 28.6 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5 s
How fast?
229 km/h, 142 mph

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1985 Ford RS200 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2530 mm 99.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1501 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1496 mm 58.9 inches
Length 3998 mm 157.4 inches
Width 1763 mm 69.4 inches
Height 1321 mm 52 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.58
Kerb weight 1180 kg 2601 lb
Weight distribution 50 % front
fuel tank capacity 116 litres 25.5 UK Gal 30.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.4
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code BDT
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1803 cc
(110.026 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 77.6 mm
3.39 × 3.06 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
240 PS (237 bhp) (177 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
131.4 bhp/litre
2.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
280 Nm (207 ft·lb) (28.6 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
155.3 Nm/litre
1.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system Ford EEC IV fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1951.5 kPa (283 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 450.75 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor 1 Garrett AiResearch T03/4 turbocharger
Intercooler Y
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 229 km/h (142 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 203.64 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
149.77 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
200.85 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.68 kg/kW
11.15 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 mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split 0:100 or 37:63
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.300
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 8 x 16
Wheel size rear 8 x 16
Tyres front Pirelli 225/50 VR 16
Tyres rear Pirelli 225/50 VR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi
Front brake diameter 285 mm
Rear brake diameter 285 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.79
Final drive ratio 4.38
general
Carfolio.com ID29128
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1985 Ford RS200 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.