1983 Ford Orion 1.3 GL

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.3 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 69 bhp (70 PS/51 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 100 N·m (74 lb·ft/10.2 kgm) at 3500 rpm. This power is transferred to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. It weighs a quoted 875 kg at the kerb. The Ford Orion 1.3 GL is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 157 km/h (98 mph).

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1983 Ford Orion 1.3 GL information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4193 mm
How heavy?
875 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1297 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
70 PS / 69 bhp / 51 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
100 Nm / 74 ft.lb / 10.2 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
157 km/h, 98 mph

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1983 Ford Orion 1.3 GL 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) 1423 mm 56 inches
Length 4193 mm 165.1 inches
Width 1640 mm 64.6 inches
Height 1395 mm 54.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 875 kg 1929 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.37
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1297 cc
(79.148 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 64.5 mm
3.15 × 2.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.24
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 70 PS (69 bhp) (51 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 53.2 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 100 Nm (74 ft·lb) (10.2 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 77.1 Nm/litre
0.93 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 Fo carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 968.9 kPa (140.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 324.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 157 km/h (98 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 79.95 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
58.8 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
78.86 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.01 kg/kW
28.41 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 unknown
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 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.95
Final drive ratio 3.84
general
Carfolio.com ID41954
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 Ford Orion 1.3 GL added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.