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Ford Probe LX

(1989 model)

Brief specs of 1989 Ford Probe LX

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in, 104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1989
ModelProbe LXIssued until
SerieProbeNumber 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)3960 l / 139.85 cu ft / 139.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4496 mm / 177.0 in / 177.0 inTotal (curb) weight1315 kg / 2899 lb / 2899 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1318 mm / 51.9 in / 51.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2515 mm / 99.0 in / 99.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1455 mm / 57.3 in / 57.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1466 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inWeight distribution (front)64.0 % / 64.0 % / 64.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.95 m2 / 21.0 sq ft / 21.0 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 (V6)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerYamahaValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyFo fuel inj.Engine displacement2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.67 cm3/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)57.1 kW / 76.6 hp / 76.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.0 kW/l / 0.768 bhp/cu in / 0.768 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque72.7 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.71
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.85

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sPower-to-weight ratio106.5 kW/ton / 80.7 bhp/ton / 80.7 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/65-R17Tyres rear155/80-R13
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Probe LX

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