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Ford Explorer

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Ford Explorer

4-door 7-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4015 cm3 / 245.0 cu in / 245.0 cu in, 157.0 kW / 210.5 hp / 210.5 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 345.4 N·m / 254.8 lb·ft / 254.8 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, four wheel drive, consumption 14.7 l/100km / 19.2 mpg-UK / 16.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from2008
ModelExplorerIssued until
SerieExplorerNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesport utility vehicle (SUV)Number of seats7
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3058 l / 107.99 cu ft / 107.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4920 mm / 193.7 in / 193.7 inTotal (curb) weight1110 kg / 2447 lb / 2447 lb
Width1880 mm / 74.0 in / 74.0 inDry weight
Height1860 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inLoad capacity542 kg / 1195 lb / 1195 lb
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight1652 kg / 3642 lb / 3642 lb
Track frontTowing weight900 kg / 1984 lb / 1984 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance210 mm / 8.3 in / 8.3 inFuel capacity85 l / 18.7 UK gal / 22.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.97 m2 / 32.0 sq ft / 32.0 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 (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.5 mm / 2.97 in / 2.97 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supplyIndirect injection, multi pointEngine displacement4015 cm3 / 245.0 cu in / 245.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity324.71 cm3/cylinder / 19.815 cu in/cylinder / 19.815 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power157.0 kW / 210.5 hp / 210.5 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque345.4 N·m / 254.8 lb·ft / 254.8 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)62.8 kW / 84.2 hp / 84.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output39.1 kW/l / 0.859 bhp/cu in / 0.859 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque86.0 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefour 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 ratio191.9 kW/ton / 145.4 bhp/ton / 145.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)14.7 l/100km / 19.2 mpg-UK / 16.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions218 g/km / 351 g/mi / 351 g/mi
  Range578 km / 359 mi / 359 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Explorer

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