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Ford LTD Sedan

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Ford LTD Sedan

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5732 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in, 102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, 352.0 N·m / 259.6 lb·ft / 259.6 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1979
ModelLTD SedanIssued until
SerieLTDNumber 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)3830 l / 135.26 cu ft / 135.26 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5310 mm / 209.1 in / 209.1 inTotal (curb) weight1587 kg / 3499 lb / 3499 lb
Width1969 mm / 77.5 in / 77.5 inDry weight
Height1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2903 mm / 114.3 in / 114.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance124 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.32 m2 / 24.9 sq ft / 24.9 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)Stroke88.8 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply1 Fo carbEngine displacement5732 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity716.50 cm3/cylinder / 43.724 cu in/cylinder / 43.724 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque352.0 N·m / 259.6 lb·ft / 259.6 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.2 kW / 55.2 hp / 55.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output17.9 kW/l / 0.394 bhp/cu in / 0.394 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque61.4 N·m/l / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.26

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio87.0 kW/ton / 65.9 bhp/ton / 65.9 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 ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.3Turning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Radius arms,TorqueA, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford LTD Sedan

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