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Ford Explorer 4.6 V8

(2002 model)

Brief specs of 2002 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in, 177.0 kW / 237.4 hp / 237.4 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 380.0 N·m / 280.3 lb·ft / 280.3 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from2002
ModelExplorer 4.6 V8Issued until0
SerieExplorerNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4810 mm / 189.4 in / 189.4 inTotal (curb) weight1965 kg / 4332 lb / 4332 lb
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1545 mm / 60.8 in / 60.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1555 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance230 mm / 9.1 in / 9.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6643598615917  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.85 m2 / 30.6 sq ft / 30.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.2 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.0022222222222
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity575.10 cm3/cylinder / 35.095 cu in/cylinder / 35.095 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power177.0 kW / 237.4 hp / 237.4 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque380.0 N·m / 280.3 lb·ft / 280.3 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output38.5 kW/l / 0.845 bhp/cu in / 0.845 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque82.6 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/70 R16Tyres rear235/70 R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Explorer 4.6 V8

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