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Ford Contour SE

(1995 model)

Brief specs of 1995 Ford Contour SE

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2544 cm3 / 155.2 cu in / 155.2 cu in, 126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp @ 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm, 224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1995
ModelContour SEIssued until
SerieContourNumber 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

Length4671 mm / 183.9 in / 183.9 inTotal (curb) weight1343 kg / 2961 lb / 2961 lb
Width1755 mm / 69.1 in / 69.1 inDry weight
Height1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2705 mm / 106.5 in / 106.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1504 mm / 59.2 in / 59.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.4 mm / 3.24 in / 3.24 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2544 cm3 / 155.2 cu in / 155.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity424.00 cm3/cylinder / 25.874 cu in/cylinder / 25.874 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp at 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)57.5 kW / 77.1 hp / 77.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output49.8 kW/l / 1.095 bhp/cu in / 1.095 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque88.0 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.50 s / 9.50 s / 9.50 sPower-to-weight ratio126.6 kW/ton / 95.9 bhp/ton / 95.9 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.7Turning circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft / 37.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,4 Links, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Contour SE

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