1990 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo

The Fiesta RS Turbo is a front wheel drive hatchback passenger car with a front located engine, produced by Ford. Its engine is a turbocharged petrol, 1.6 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 133 bhp (135 PS/99 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 183 N·m (135 lb·ft/18.7 kgm) at 2400 rpm. Power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission. With a stated kerb weight of 910 kg, the Ford Fiesta RS Turbo performs the 0-60 mph sprint in 7.9 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 16.1 seconds. Top claimed speed is 209 km/h, or 130 mph.

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Ford Fiesta RS Turbo -
Ford Fiesta RS Turbo
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Key facts

1990 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3800 mm
How heavy?
910 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1597 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
135 PS / 133 bhp / 99 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
183 Nm / 135 ft.lb / 18.7 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.9 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph

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3 door hatchback FF 5M 1299 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 920 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1388 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 922 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1596 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 976 kg
Ford Fiesta RS 1800 -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1796 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW 954 kg
hatchback FF 5M 1392 cm3 76 PS 75 bhp 56 kW 890 kg
Ford Fiesta XR2i -
hatchback FF 5M 1597 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 918 kg

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1990 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2446 mm 96.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1377 mm 54.2 inches
Length 3800 mm 149.6 inches
Width 1631 mm 64.2 inches
Height 1321 mm 52 inches
Ground clearance 185 mm 7.3 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.55
Kerb weight 910 kg 2006 lb
Weight distribution 64 % front
fuel tank capacity 42.1 litres 9.3 UK Gal 11.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1597 cc
(97.455 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.96 × 79.52 mm
3.15 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.01
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
135 PS (133 bhp) (99 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
83.3 bhp/litre
1.36 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
183 Nm (135 ft·lb) (18.7 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
114.59 Nm/litre
1.38 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system Ford EEC IV fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1440 kPa (208.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.25 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor Garrett TO2
Intercooler
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 19.70 s
Standing quarter-mile 16.1 s
@ 89 mph
Standing kilometre 28.9 s
@ 180 km/h
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 148.19 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
108.99 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
146.15 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.18 kg/kW
15.33 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.750
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension SI.TA.TBAx.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 5½ x 14
Wheel size rear 5½ x 14
Tyres front Pirelli P600 185/55 VR 14
Tyres rear Pirelli P600 185/55 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr
Front brake diameter 240 mm
Rear brake diameter 203 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.8
Final drive ratio 3.82
general
Carfolio.com ID30547
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.