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Ford Cortina

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Ford Cortina

2/4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1294 cm3 / 79.0 cu in / 79.0 cu in, 45.0 kW / 60.3 hp / 60.3 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 92.0 N·m / 67.9 lb·ft / 67.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1979
ModelCortinaIssued until
SerieCortinaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2/4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4350 mm / 171.3 in / 171.3 inTotal (curb) weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Width1710 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2590 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.00 m2 / 10.7 sq ft / 10.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)24.7 kW / 33.2 hp / 33.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1294 cm3 / 79.0 cu in / 79.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power45.0 kW / 60.3 hp / 60.3 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque92.0 N·m / 67.9 lb·ft / 67.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)18.0 kW / 24.1 hp / 24.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.8 kW/l / 0.764 bhp/cu in / 0.764 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.1 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) 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 ratio60.8 kW/ton / 46.1 bhp/ton / 46.1 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/80-R13Tyres rear165/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Cortina

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