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Ford Capri 1600 LS

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Ford Capri 1600 LS

3-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1593 cm3 / 97.2 cu in / 97.2 cu in, 54.4 kW / 73.0 hp / 73.0 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 117.0 N·m / 86.3 lb·ft / 86.3 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1981
ModelCapri 1600 LSIssued until
SerieCapriNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3830 l / 135.26 cu ft / 135.26 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4440 mm / 174.8 in / 174.8 inTotal (curb) weight1010 kg / 2227 lb / 2227 lb
Width1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in / 100.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance125 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity58 l / 12.8 UK gal / 15.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore87.7 mm / 3.45 in / 3.45 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.33
Fuel supply1 Fo carbEngine displacement1593 cm3 / 97.2 cu in / 97.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity398.25 cm3/cylinder / 24.303 cu in/cylinder / 24.303 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power54.4 kW / 73.0 hp / 73.0 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque117.0 N·m / 86.3 lb·ft / 86.3 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.8 kW / 29.2 hp / 29.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.1 kW/l / 0.750 bhp/cu in / 0.750 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.5 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 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)Top (maximal) speed164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.3 kW/ton / 54.8 bhp/ton / 54.8 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs,TvA, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/50-R15Tyres rear195/50-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Capri 1600 LS

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