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Ford Thunderbird

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Ford Thunderbird

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3797 cm3 / 231.7 cu in / 231.7 cu in, 108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1996
ModelThunderbirdIssued 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 seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4630 l / 163.51 cu ft / 163.51 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5088 mm / 200.3 in / 200.3 inTotal (curb) weight1604 kg / 3536 lb / 3536 lb
Width1847 mm / 72.7 in / 72.7 inDry weight
Height1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2870 mm / 113.0 in / 113.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1565 mm / 61.6 in / 61.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1529 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 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 (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.8 mm / 3.81 in / 3.81 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3797 cm3 / 231.7 cu in / 231.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity632.83 cm3/cylinder / 38.618 cu in/cylinder / 38.618 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.2 kW / 58.0 hp / 58.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.5 kW/l / 0.626 bhp/cu in / 0.626 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque75.1 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio90.4 kW/ton / 68.5 bhp/ton / 68.5 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 PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,CA, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,CA, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/70-R15Tyres rear205/70-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Thunderbird

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