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Ford Thunderbird V6

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 Ford Thunderbird V6

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 252.0 N·m / 185.9 lb·ft / 185.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1982
ModelThunderbird V6Issued until
SerieThunderbirdNumber 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 seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5090 mm / 200.4 in / 200.4 inTotal (curb) weight1448 kg / 3192 lb / 3192 lb
Width1882 mm / 74.1 in / 74.1 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2753 mm / 108.4 in / 108.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1476 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)56.0 % / 56.0 % / 56.0 %
Ground clearance124 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity81 l / 17.8 UK gal / 21.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.85  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.15 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 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 TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply1 carbEngine displacement3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity631.83 cm3/cylinder / 38.557 cu in/cylinder / 38.557 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque252.0 N·m / 185.9 lb·ft / 185.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.2 kW / 47.2 hp / 47.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.2 kW/l / 0.510 bhp/cu in / 0.510 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque66.5 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.67
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio81.5 kW/ton / 61.7 bhp/ton / 61.7 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 & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.05Turning circle12.2 m / 40.0 ft / 40.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle,Trail Radius arms, Coil springs
Wheels front5.5Wheels rear5.5
Tyres frontP195/75 R 14 WSWTyres rearP195/75 R 14 WSW
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front255 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Thunderbird V6

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