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Ford Fairlane 500

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Ford Fairlane 500

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5766 cm3 / 351.9 cu in / 351.9 cu in, 158.1 kW / 212.0 hp / 212.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 192 km/h / 119 mph / 119 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1973
ModelFairlane 500Issued until
SerieFairlaneNumber 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)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5050 mm / 198.8 in / 198.8 inTotal (curb) weight1615 kg / 3560 lb / 3560 lb
Width1892 mm / 74.5 in / 74.5 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2946 mm / 116.0 in / 116.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.3 sq ft / 23.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5766 cm3 / 351.9 cu in / 351.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity720.75 cm3/cylinder / 43.983 cu in/cylinder / 43.983 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power158.1 kW / 212.0 hp / 212.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)63.2 kW / 84.8 hp / 84.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.4 kW/l / 0.603 bhp/cu in / 0.603 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque74.0 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed192 km/h / 119 mph / 119 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio131.3 kW/ton / 99.5 bhp/ton / 99.5 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Fairlane 500

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