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Ford Escort ZX2 Sport

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Ford Escort ZX2 Sport

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1988 cm3 / 121.3 cu in / 121.3 cu in, 96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1996
ModelEscort ZX2 SportIssued until
SerieEscortNumber 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4450 mm / 175.2 in / 175.2 inTotal (curb) weight1152 kg / 2540 lb / 2540 lb
Width1712 mm / 67.4 in / 67.4 inDry weight
Height1328 mm / 52.3 in / 52.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2499 mm / 98.4 in / 98.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inWeight distribution (front)63.8 % / 63.8 % / 63.8 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity48 l / 10.7 UK gal / 12.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.8 mm / 3.34 in / 3.34 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyFord EEC V fuel injectionEngine displacement1988 cm3 / 121.3 cu in / 121.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.00 cm3/cylinder / 30.329 cu in/cylinder / 30.329 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)51.3 kW / 68.9 hp / 68.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.7 kW/l / 1.071 bhp/cu in / 1.071 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque86.5 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.00 s / 8.00 s / 8.00 sPower-to-weight ratio112.8 kW/ton / 85.5 bhp/ton / 85.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)25.70 s / 25.70 s / 25.70 sFuel 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,S,CA, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,S,2 Links,T Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
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 Escort ZX2 Sport

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