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Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

3-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1993 cm3 / 121.6 cu in / 121.6 cu in, 167.0 kW / 224.0 hp / 224.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 277.0 N·m / 204.3 lb·ft / 204.3 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1987
ModelSierra Cosworth RS500Issued until
SerieSierraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4030 l / 142.32 cu ft / 142.32 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4425 mm / 174.2 in / 174.2 inTotal (curb) weight1207 kg / 2661 lb / 2661 lb
Width1725 mm / 67.9 in / 67.9 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2608 mm / 102.7 in / 102.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1452 mm / 57.2 in / 57.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1468 mm / 57.8 in / 57.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerFord/CosworthValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore90.8 mm / 3.57 in / 3.57 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supplyBo L-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement1993 cm3 / 121.6 cu in / 121.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.25 cm3/cylinder / 30.405 cu in/cylinder / 30.405 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power167.0 kW / 224.0 hp / 224.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque277.0 N·m / 204.3 lb·ft / 204.3 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.5 kW / 95.9 hp / 95.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output83.8 kW/l / 1.841 bhp/cu in / 1.841 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque139.0 N·m/l / 1.22 lb·ft/cu in / 1.22 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.10 s / 6.10 s / 6.10 sPower-to-weight ratio185.6 kW/ton / 140.6 bhp/ton / 140.6 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent,ST Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/50-R15Tyres rear155/80-R13
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

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