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Ford Escort RS1800

(1975 model)

Brief specs of 1975 Ford Escort RS1800

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1845 cm3 / 112.6 cu in / 112.6 cu in, 85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 179 km/h / 111 mph / 111 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1975
ModelEscort RS1800Issued until
SerieEscortNumber 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

Length3975 mm / 156.5 in / 156.5 inTotal (curb) weight914 kg / 2015 lb / 2015 lb
Width1595 mm / 62.8 in / 62.8 inDry weight
Height1365 mm / 53.7 in / 53.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2408 mm / 94.8 in / 94.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.85 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.8 mm / 3.42 in / 3.42 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.6 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1845 cm3 / 112.6 cu in / 112.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity461.25 cm3/cylinder / 28.147 cu in/cylinder / 28.147 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.8 kW / 48.1 hp / 48.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.5 kW/l / 1.022 bhp/cu in / 1.022 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque88.3 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed179 km/h / 111 mph / 111 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.00 s / 9.00 s / 9.00 sPower-to-weight ratio125.8 kW/ton / 95.3 bhp/ton / 95.3 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, MacPherson strutSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Radius arms
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Escort RS1800

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