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Ford Falcon 2.3

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 Ford Falcon 2.3

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2299 cm3 / 140.3 cu in / 140.3 cu in, 65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 155.0 N·m / 114.3 lb·ft / 114.3 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1985
ModelFalcon 2.3Issued until
SerieFalconNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4732 mm / 186.3 in / 186.3 inTotal (curb) weight1243 kg / 2740 lb / 2740 lb
Width1793 mm / 70.6 in / 70.6 inDry weight
Height1402 mm / 55.2 in / 55.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2781 mm / 109.5 in / 109.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance179 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity53 l / 11.7 UK gal / 14.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.4 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supply1 Argelite carbEngine displacement2299 cm3 / 140.3 cu in / 140.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity574.75 cm3/cylinder / 35.073 cu in/cylinder / 35.073 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque155.0 N·m / 114.3 lb·ft / 114.3 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.2 kW / 35.2 hp / 35.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.5 kW/l / 0.627 bhp/cu in / 0.627 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque67.4 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio70.8 kW/ton / 53.6 bhp/ton / 53.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.95 x 14Tyres rear6.95 x 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Falcon 2.3

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