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Ford Thunderbird

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Ford Thunderbird

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3950 cm3 / 241.0 cu in / 241.0 cu in, 208.8 kW / 280.0 hp / 280.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 388.0 N·m / 286.2 lb·ft / 286.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from2003
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 typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4970 l / 175.51 cu ft / 175.51 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4732 mm / 186.3 in / 186.3 inTotal (curb) weight1712 kg / 3774 lb / 3774 lb
Width1829 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1323 mm / 52.1 in / 52.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2723 mm / 107.2 in / 107.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1529 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inWeight distribution (front)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement3950 cm3 / 241.0 cu in / 241.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity493.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.130 cu in/cylinder / 30.130 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power208.8 kW / 280.0 hp / 280.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque388.0 N·m / 286.2 lb·ft / 286.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.9 kW/l / 1.162 bhp/cu in / 1.162 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.2 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.71
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.58

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio163.6 kW/ton / 123.9 bhp/ton / 123.9 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.7Turning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,S Live axle, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,S Live axle, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontP235/50 VR 17Tyres rearP235/50 VR 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 inBrake diameter rear287 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Thunderbird

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