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Ford Explorer 4.6

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Ford Explorer 4.6

5-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 4605 cm3 / 281.0 cu in / 281.0 cu in, 176.0 kW / 236.0 hp / 236.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 382.0 N·m / 281.7 lb·ft / 281.7 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, four wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from2003
ModelExplorer 4.6Issued until
SerieExplorerNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typesport utility vehicle (SUV)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5050 l / 178.34 cu ft / 178.34 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4850 mm / 190.9 in / 190.9 inTotal (curb) weight2082 kg / 4590 lb / 4590 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2840 mm / 111.8 in / 111.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance220 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.63 m2 / 28.3 sq ft / 28.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.05 m2 / 11.3 sq ft / 11.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)26.2 kW / 35.1 hp / 35.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4605 cm3 / 281.0 cu in / 281.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity572.56 cm3/cylinder / 34.940 cu in/cylinder / 34.940 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power176.0 kW / 236.0 hp / 236.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque382.0 N·m / 281.7 lb·ft / 281.7 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.4 kW / 94.4 hp / 94.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output38.2 kW/l / 0.840 bhp/cu in / 0.840 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque83.0 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 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 ratio114.9 kW/ton / 87.1 bhp/ton / 87.1 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 locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/70-R16Tyres rear235/70-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Explorer 4.6

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