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Ford SportKa

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Ford SportKa

2-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1597 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 69.4 kW / 93.1 hp / 93.1 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 135.0 N·m / 99.6 lb·ft / 99.6 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph top speed, consumption 7.6 l/100km / 37.2 mpg-UK / 30.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from2003
ModelSportKaIssued until
SerieSportKaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3650 mm / 143.7 in / 143.7 inTotal (curb) weight934 kg / 2059 lb / 2059 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1436 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2447 mm / 96.3 in / 96.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1417 mm / 55.8 in / 55.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1393 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.49  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeDURATEC 8VTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; aluminium alloy headBore82.1 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.5 mm / 2.97 in / 2.97 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement1597 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity399.25 cm3/cylinder / 24.364 cu in/cylinder / 24.364 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power69.4 kW / 93.1 hp / 93.1 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque135.0 N·m / 99.6 lb·ft / 99.6 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.7 kW / 47.8 hp / 47.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.5 kW/l / 0.955 bhp/cu in / 0.955 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque84.5 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.88
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.06

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio99.6 kW/ton / 75.4 bhp/ton / 75.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.70 s / 9.70 s / 9.70 sFuel consumption, City (urban)10.4 l/100km / 27.2 mpg-UK / 22.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.0 l/100km / 47.1 mpg-UK / 39.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)7.6 l/100km / 37.2 mpg-UK / 30.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions182 g/km / 293 g/mi / 293 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.1 m / 36.4 ft / 36.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,TwistBeam, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/45 R 16Tyres rear195/45 R 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front258 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 inBrake diameter rear203 mm / 8.0 in / 8.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford SportKa

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