Ford Mustang, 1979 MY

The Mustang is a motor car from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door coupé body style. Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2.3 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 88 bhp (89 PS/66 kW) at 4800 rpm and 160 Nm (118 lbft/16.3 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels. Stated kerb weight is 1104 kg. The Ford Mustang is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 154 km/h (96 mph).

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Ford Mustang, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4549 mm
How heavy?
1104 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2302 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
89 PS / 88 bhp / 66 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
160 Nm / 118 ft.lb / 16.3 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How fast?
154 km/h, 96 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 1104 kg 2434 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 Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2302 cc
(140.477 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96 × 79.5 mm
3.78 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
89 PS (88 bhp) (66 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
38.2 bhp/litre
0.63 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
160 Nm (118 ft·lb) (16.3 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
69.5 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Ho-We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 873.4 kPa (126.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 575.5 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 154 km/h (96 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 80.82 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
59.44 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
79.71 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.82 kg/kW
28.1 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
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1611 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID70411
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Ford Mustang added 1995-12-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.