Ford Mustang, 1979 MY

The Ford Mustang is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power to the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.8 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 109 bhp (111 PS/81 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 192 N·m (142 lb·ft/19.6 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic transmission. Quoted kerb weight is 1142 kg. Maximum stated speed is 160 km/h, or 99 mph.

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Key facts

Ford Mustang, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4549 mm
How heavy?
1142 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2786 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
111 PS / 109 bhp / 81 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
192 Nm / 142 ft.lb / 19.6 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How fast?
160 km/h, 99 mph

Ford Mustang models

Ford Mustang Cobra -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 4942 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1463 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2302 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 5M 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1280 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1250 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
3 door fastback FR 4A 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1340 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
3 door fastback FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fastback FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fastback FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2301 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fastback FR 5M 2301 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fastback FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fastback FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 2301 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fastback FR 4A 2301 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW

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1979 Ford Mustang data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2550 mm 100.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1438 mm 56.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1448 mm 57 inches
Length 4549 mm 179.1 inches
Width 1755 mm 69.1 inches
Height 1308 mm 51.5 inches
Ground clearance 145 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1142 kg 2518 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 43 litres 9.5 UK Gal 11.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2786 cc
(170.012 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92.9 × 68.5 mm
3.66 × 2.7 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.36
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
111 PS (109 bhp) (81 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
39.1 bhp/litre
0.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
192 Nm (142 ft·lb) (19.6 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
68.92 Nm/litre
0.83 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.7:1
Fuel system 1 Fo carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 866 kPa (125.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 464.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 96.77 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
71.17 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
95.45 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.05 kg/kW
23.47 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 4.100
Turning circle 11.40 m
Front suspension I.MS.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.LowTrailRA.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1611 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID70389
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Ford Mustang added 1995-12-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.