1981 Ford Fiesta XR2

The Ford Fiesta XR2 is a hatchback with 3 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power to the front wheels. Its 1.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder that produces 84 bhp (85 PS/63 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 124 N·m (91 lb·ft/12.6 kgm) at 2800 rpm. Power is supplied to the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox. The Ford Fiesta XR2 weighs a claimed 800 kg at the kerb. Maximum claimed speed is 171 km/h (106 mph).

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Key facts

1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3650 mm
How heavy?
800 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1598 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
85 PS / 84 bhp / 63 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
124 Nm / 91 ft.lb / 12.6 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How fast?
171 km/h, 106 mph

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1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2300 mm 90.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1350 mm 53.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1340 mm 52.8 inches
Length 3650 mm 143.7 inches
Width 1580 mm 62.2 inches
Height 1370 mm 53.9 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 800 kg 1764 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 34 litres 7.5 UK Gal 9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code Kent
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1598 cc
(97.516 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 77.6 mm
3.19 × 3.06 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
85 PS (84 bhp) (63 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
52.6 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
124 Nm (91 ft·lb) (12.6 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
77.6 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 975.1 kPa (141.4 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 171 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 106.46 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
78.3 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
105 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.77 kg/kW
21.33 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.400
Turning circle 9.90 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LW.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.PR.TB.ARB.
Wheel size front 6
Wheel size rear 6
Tyres front 185/60 SR 13
Tyres rear 185/60 SR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 239 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.95
Final drive ratio 3.58
general
Carfolio.com ID86526
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 added 2001-08-15.
Last modified 2013-02-28.