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Ford Pinto Sedan

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Ford Pinto Sedan

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2302 cm3 / 140.5 cu in / 140.5 cu in, 65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 154 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1979
ModelPinto SedanIssued until
SeriePintoNumber 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4340 mm / 170.9 in / 170.9 inTotal (curb) weight1064 kg / 2346 lb / 2346 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance115 mm / 4.5 in / 4.5 inFuel capacity49 l / 10.8 UK gal / 12.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supply1 Ho-We carbEngine displacement2302 cm3 / 140.5 cu in / 140.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity575.50 cm3/cylinder / 35.119 cu in/cylinder / 35.119 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.2 kW / 35.2 hp / 35.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.5 kW/l / 0.626 bhp/cu in / 0.626 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque69.5 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed154 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio82.7 kW/ton / 62.7 bhp/ton / 62.7 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.2Turning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearRadius arms, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Pinto Sedan

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