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1980 Ford Escort XR3 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3970 mm
How heavy?
895 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1597 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
97 PS / 96 bhp / 72 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
132 Nm / 97 ft.lb / 13.5 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How fast?
182 km/h, 113 mph

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1980 Ford Escort XR3 technical specifications

Introduction

This car has a 3 door hatchback body style with a front mounted engine driving through the front wheels.
Its 1.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder unit that develops 96 bhp (97 PS/72 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 132 N·m (97 lb·ft/13.5 kgm) at 4000 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The Ford Escort XR3 weighs a claimed 895 kg at the kerb.
Its maximum speed stated is 182 km/h (113 mph).
1980 Ford Escort XR3 data
1980 Ford Escort XR3 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2393 94.2
Track/tread (front) 1390 54.7
Track/tread (rear) 1430 56.3
Length 3970 156.3
Width 1640 64.6
Height 1380 54.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 895 kg 1973 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1597 cc
(97.455 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.96 × 79.52 mm
3.15 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.01
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
97 PS (96 bhp) (72 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
60.1 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
132 Nm (97 ft·lb) (13.5 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
82.65 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; light alloy head
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1038.7 kPa (150.6 psi)
Maximum RPM 6250 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.25 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 182 km/h (113 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 108.75 PS/g
79.99 kW/g
107.26 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.5 kg/kW
20.88 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.LW.TRA.CS.
Wheel size front 5.5
Wheel size rear 5.5
Tyres front 185/60 HR 14
Tyres rear 185/60 HR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 240 mm
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.95
Final drive ratio 3.84
general
Carfolio.com ID86537
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Ford Escort XR3 added 2001-08-15.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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