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Ford 17M RS

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Ford 17M RS

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 76.8 kW / 103.0 hp / 103.0 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1972
Model17M RSIssued 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

Length4721 mm / 185.9 in / 185.9 inTotal (curb) weight1095 kg / 2414 lb / 2414 lb
Width1756 mm / 69.1 in / 69.1 inDry weight
Height1478 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2705 mm / 106.5 in / 106.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1451 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1418 mm / 55.8 in / 55.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 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 constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke60.1 mm / 2.37 in / 2.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.4
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity333.00 cm3/cylinder / 20.321 cu in/cylinder / 20.321 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power76.8 kW / 103.0 hp / 103.0 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.7 kW / 41.2 hp / 41.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.4 kW/l / 0.845 bhp/cu in / 0.845 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque85.1 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.7

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio94.1 kW/ton / 71.3 bhp/ton / 71.3 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius armsx, Semi-elliptic leaf 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 17M RS

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