1982 Ford Thunderbird

This automobile has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine delivering power to the rear wheels. Its 3.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder unit that produces 87 bhp (88 PS/65 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 209 N·m (154 lb·ft/21.3 kgm) at 1400 rpm. A 3 speed automatic transmission delivers the power to the driven wheels. The Ford Thunderbird weighs a claimed 1436 kg at the kerb. It is claimed to attain a top speed of 145 km/h (90 mph).

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Key facts

1982 Ford Thunderbird information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5090 mm
How heavy?
1436 kg
What size engine?
3.3 litre, 3275 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
88 PS / 87 bhp / 65 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
209 Nm / 154 ft.lb / 21.3 kgm @ 1400 rpm
How fast?
145 km/h, 90 mph

Ford Thunderbird models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 1448 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 114 PS 112 bhp 84 kW 1448 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4186 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 1577 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4186 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1577 kg

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1982 Ford Thunderbird data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2753 mm 108.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1476 mm 58.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1448 mm 57 inches
Length 5090 mm 200.4 inches
Width 1882 mm 74.1 inches
Height 1346 mm 53 inches
Ground clearance 124 mm 4.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.85
Kerb weight 1436 kg 3166 lb
Weight distribution 56 % front
fuel tank capacity 80.9 litres 17.8 UK Gal 21.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.3 litre
3275 cc
(199.853 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.5 × 79.5 mm
3.68 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
88 PS (87 bhp) (65 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
26.6 bhp/litre
0.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
209 Nm (154 ft·lb) (21.3 kgm)
at 1400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
63.82 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 1 carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 801.9 kPa (116.3 psi)
Maximum RPM 4400 rpm
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 545.83 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 145 km/h (90 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 61.43 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
45.18 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
60.58 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 22.13 kg/kW
36.97 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 3.050
Turning circle 12.20 m
Front suspension I.MS.W.CS.
Rear suspension LA.TrailRA.CS.
Wheel size front 5.5
Wheel size rear 5.5
Tyres front P195/75 R 14 WSW
Tyres rear P195/75 R 14 WSW
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 255 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1778 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID80564
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1982 Ford Thunderbird added 2001-06-27.
Last modified 2013-02-28.