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Ford Popular

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Ford Popular

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1172 cm3 / 71.5 cu in / 71.5 cu in, 19.0 kW / 25.5 hp / 25.5 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 63.0 N·m / 46.5 lb·ft / 46.5 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1959
ModelPopularIssued until
SeriePopularNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3280 l / 115.83 cu ft / 115.83 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3880 mm / 152.8 in / 152.8 inTotal (curb) weight735 kg / 1620 lb / 1620 lb
Width1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inDry weight
Height1630 mm / 64.2 in / 64.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2300 mm / 90.6 in / 90.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1172 cm3 / 71.5 cu in / 71.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power19.0 kW / 25.5 hp / 25.5 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque63.0 N·m / 46.5 lb·ft / 46.5 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)7.6 kW / 10.2 hp / 10.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output16.2 kW/l / 0.356 bhp/cu in / 0.356 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque53.8 N·m/l / 0.47 lb·ft/cu in / 0.47 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
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 ratio35.4 kW/ton / 26.8 bhp/ton / 26.8 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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Popular

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