1970 Ford Escort RS1600

The Ford Escort RS1600 is a saloon (sedan) with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers the power through the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.6 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It develops 113 bhp (115 PS/84 kW) of power at 6500 rpm, and maximum torque of 142 N·m (105 lb·ft/14.5 kgm) at 4000 rpm. A 4 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the wheels. Stated kerb weight is 785 kg. Maximum speed stated is 182 km/h (113 mph).

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Key facts

1970 Ford Escort RS1600 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3975 mm
How heavy?
785 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1599 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
115 PS / 113 bhp / 84 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
142 Nm / 105 ft.lb / 14.5 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.9 s
How fast?
182 km/h, 113 mph

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5 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1608 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW 910 kg
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2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1298 cm3 83 PS 82 bhp 61 kW 805 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1599 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW 851 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1098 cm3 56 PS 55 bhp 41 kW 871 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1098 cm3 56 PS 55 bhp 41 kW 805 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1298 cm3 66 PS 65 bhp 48 kW 871 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1298 cm3 66 PS 65 bhp 48 kW 805 kg
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2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1558 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 871 kg

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1970 Ford Escort RS1600 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1295 51
Track/tread (rear) 1320 52
Length 3975 156.5
Width 1568 61.7
Height 1384 54.5
Ground clearance 147 5.8
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 785 kg 1731
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 41 litres 9 UK Gal 10.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code BDA
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1599 cc
(97.577 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 77.6 mm
3.19 × 3.06 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
115 PS (113 bhp) (84 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
70.7 bhp/litre
1.16 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
142 Nm (105 ft·lb) (14.5 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
88.81 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system 2 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1116 kPa (161.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 182 km/h (113 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 145.95 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
107.34 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
143.95 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.32 kg/kW
15.56 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 longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.600
Turning circle 9.10 m
Front suspension I.CS.MS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.RA.
Wheel size front 5½J x 13
Wheel size rear 5½J x 13
Tyres front 175/70 HR 13
Tyres rear 175/70 HR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 244 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1844 cm2
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID68508
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Ford Escort RS1600 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.