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Ford Escort Twin Cam

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Ford Escort Twin Cam

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 145.0 N·m / 106.9 lb·ft / 106.9 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1968
ModelEscort Twin CamIssued until
SerieEscortNumber 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

Length3978 mm / 156.6 in / 156.6 inTotal (curb) weight871 kg / 1920 lb / 1920 lb
Width1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.80 m2 / 19.3 sq ft / 19.3 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 constructionBore82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.86 in / 2.86 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply2 We carbsEngine displacement1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity389.50 cm3/cylinder / 23.769 cu in/cylinder / 23.769 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque145.0 N·m / 106.9 lb·ft / 106.9 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.8 kW / 41.3 hp / 41.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.6 kW/l / 1.157 bhp/cu in / 1.157 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque93.1 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sTop (maximal) speed182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.90 s / 9.90 s / 9.90 sPower-to-weight ratio126.3 kW/ton / 95.7 bhp/ton / 95.7 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Radius arms
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Escort Twin Cam

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