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Ford Taunus GT

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Ford Taunus GT

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2294 cm3 / 140.0 cu in / 140.0 cu in, 91.7 kW / 123.0 hp / 123.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 219.0 N·m / 161.5 lb·ft / 161.5 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1970
ModelTaunus GTIssued until
SerieTaunusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4267 mm / 168.0 in / 168.0 inTotal (curb) weight1055 kg / 2326 lb / 2326 lb
Width1701 mm / 67.0 in / 67.0 inDry weight
Height1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2578 mm / 101.5 in / 101.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance100 mm / 3.9 in / 3.9 inFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 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 Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke60.1 mm / 2.37 in / 2.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.5
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement2294 cm3 / 140.0 cu in / 140.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity382.33 cm3/cylinder / 23.331 cu in/cylinder / 23.331 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power91.7 kW / 123.0 hp / 123.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque219.0 N·m / 161.5 lb·ft / 161.5 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.7 kW / 49.2 hp / 49.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.0 kW/l / 0.878 bhp/cu in / 0.878 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque95.5 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio116.6 kW/ton / 88.3 bhp/ton / 88.3 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 & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.6 m / 31.5 ft / 31.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),Tr Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Taunus GT

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