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Ford XL Fastback

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Ford XL Fastback

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3930 cm3 / 239.8 cu in / 239.8 cu in, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 319.0 N·m / 235.3 lb·ft / 235.3 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1968
ModelXL FastbackIssued until
SerieXLNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5418 mm / 213.3 in / 213.3 inTotal (curb) weight1720 kg / 3792 lb / 3792 lb
Width1981 mm / 78.0 in / 78.0 inDry weight
Height1369 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3023 mm / 119.0 in / 119.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity95 l / 20.8 UK gal / 25.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.31 m2 / 24.8 sq ft / 24.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.8 mm / 3.18 in / 3.18 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.26
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3930 cm3 / 239.8 cu in / 239.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity655.00 cm3/cylinder / 39.971 cu in/cylinder / 39.971 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque319.0 N·m / 235.3 lb·ft / 235.3 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.8 kW / 60.0 hp / 60.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.5 kW/l / 0.626 bhp/cu in / 0.626 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.2 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio87.2 kW/ton / 66.1 bhp/ton / 66.1 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 circle14.2 m / 46.6 ft / 46.6 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford XL Fastback

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