2002 Ford Thunderbird US

The Ford Thunderbird is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style road car with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4 litre, double overhead camshaft 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 252 bhp (256 PS/188 kW) of power at 6100 rpm, and maximum torque of 361 N·m (266 lb·ft/36.8 kgm) at 4300 rpm. The power is supplied to the wheels via a 5 speed automatic gearbox. The claimed kerb weight is 1699 kg.

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Key facts

2002 Ford Thunderbird US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4732 mm
How heavy?
1699 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 3950 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
256 PS / 252 bhp / 188 kW @ 6100 rpm
How much torque?
361 Nm / 266 ft.lb / 36.8 kgm @ 4300 rpm

Ford Thunderbird models

Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 3950 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW 1712 kg

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2002 Ford Thunderbird data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2723 mm 107.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1537 mm 60.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1529 mm 60.2 inches
Length 4732 mm 186.3 inches
Width 1829 mm 72 inches
Height 1323 mm 52.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1699 kg 3746 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.4 litres 15 UK Gal 18.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.379
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4 litre
3950 cc
(241.044 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 85 mm
3.39 × 3.35 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.01
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
256 PS (252 bhp) (188 kW)
at 6100 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
63.8 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
361 Nm (266 ft·lb) (36.8 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
91.39 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.55:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1148.5 kPa (166.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 493.75 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
Power-to-weight ratio 150.38 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
110.6 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
148.32 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.04 kg/kW
15.1 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.40 m
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.75
Final drive ratio 3.58
general
Carfolio.com ID80256
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 36.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2002 Ford Thunderbird added 2001-06-27.
Last modified 2013-02-28.