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Ford 26M Limousine

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Ford 26M Limousine

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2548 cm3 / 155.5 cu in / 155.5 cu in, 105.9 kW / 142.0 hp / 142.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft @ 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1972
Model26M LimousineIssued until
SerieTaunusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
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) weight1220 kg / 2690 lb / 2690 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 constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.8 mm / 2.63 in / 2.63 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.35
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement2548 cm3 / 155.5 cu in / 155.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity424.67 cm3/cylinder / 25.915 cu in/cylinder / 25.915 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power105.9 kW / 142.0 hp / 142.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft at 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.4 kW / 56.8 hp / 56.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.6 kW/l / 0.913 bhp/cu in / 0.913 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.7 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio116.4 kW/ton / 88.2 bhp/ton / 88.2 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 ball PASSteering 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 rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford 26M Limousine

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