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Ford Taunus Turnier L

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Ford Taunus Turnier L

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1294 cm3 / 79.0 cu in / 79.0 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1979
ModelTaunus Turnier LIssued until
SerieTaunusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4480 mm / 176.4 in / 176.4 inTotal (curb) weight1105 kg / 2436 lb / 2436 lb
Width1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2580 mm / 101.6 in / 101.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 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 valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2
Fuel supply1 Fo carbEngine displacement1294 cm3 / 79.0 cu in / 79.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity323.50 cm3/cylinder / 19.741 cu in/cylinder / 19.741 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.7 kW/l / 0.696 bhp/cu in / 0.696 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.3 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio49.8 kW/ton / 37.7 bhp/ton / 37.7 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 circle10.6 m / 34.8 ft / 34.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms,L Trailing arm,ObToA, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
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 Turnier L

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