Key facts

Ford 15 M-1500, 1970 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4343 mm
How heavy?
893 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1498 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, V
How much power?
76 PS / 75 bhp / 56 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
125.4 Nm / 92 / 12.8 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
134 km/h, 83 mph


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1970 Ford 15 M-1500 technical specifications


This vehicle has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front mounted engine driving through the front wheels.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.5 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 75 bhp (76 PS/56 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 125.4 N·m (92 lb·ft/12.8 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.
The quoted kerb weight is 893 kg.
Maximum speed claimed is 134 km/h or 83 mph.
1970 Ford 15 M-1500 data
Ford 15 M-1500, 1970 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2502 98.5
Track/tread (front) 1308 51.5
Track/tread (rear) 1308 51.5
Length 4343 171
Width 1588 62.5
Height 1384 54.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 893 kg 1969 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 45.5 litres 10 UK Gal 12 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1498 cc
(91.414 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90 × 58.86 mm
3.54 × 2.32 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.53
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
76 PS (75 bhp) (56 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
50.1 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
125.4 Nm (92 ft·lb) (12.8 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
83.71 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Fo carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1052 kPa (152.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 374.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 134 km/h (83 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 85.15 PS/g
62.63 kW/g
83.99 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.97 kg/kW
26.67 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.80 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.50
general ID68134
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 20.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Ford 15 M-1500 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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