Ford Pinto Sedan, 1979 MY

The Ford Pinto Sedan is a rear wheel drive car, with its powerplant mounted in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 2.3 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 88 bhp (89 PS/66 kW) at 4800 rpm and 160 N·m (118 lb·ft/16.3 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 1064 kg. Maximum stated speed is 154 km/h (96 mph).

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Ford Pinto Sedan, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4340 mm
How heavy?
1064 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

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1979 Ford Pinto Sedan 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) 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Length 4340 mm 170.9 inches
Width 1760 mm 69.3 inches
Height 1280 mm 50.4 inches
Ground clearance 115 mm 4.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1064 kg 2346 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 49 litres 10.8 UK Gal 12.9 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 83.86 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
61.67 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
82.71 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.21 kg/kW
27.08 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 4.200
Turning circle 10.90 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension RA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID71610
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Ford Pinto Sedan added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.