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Ford Prefect

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Ford Prefect

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1170 cm3 / 71.4 cu in / 71.4 cu in, 23.0 kW / 30.8 hp / 30.8 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 71.0 N·m / 52.4 lb·ft / 52.4 lb·ft @ 2150 rpm / 2150 rpm / 2150 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1954
ModelPrefectIssued until
SeriePrefectNumber 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3850 mm / 151.6 in / 151.6 inTotal (curb) weight765 kg / 1687 lb / 1687 lb
Width1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2220 mm / 87.4 in / 87.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 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 constructionBore63.5 mm / 2.50 in / 2.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.5 mm / 3.64 in / 3.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1170 cm3 / 71.4 cu in / 71.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity292.94 cm3/cylinder / 17.876 cu in/cylinder / 17.876 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power23.0 kW / 30.8 hp / 30.8 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque71.0 N·m / 52.4 lb·ft / 52.4 lb·ft at 2150 rpm / 2150 rpm / 2150 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.2 kW / 12.3 hp / 12.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output19.7 kW/l / 0.432 bhp/cu in / 0.432 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque60.7 N·m/l / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in / 0.53 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 ratio40.5 kW/ton / 30.7 bhp/ton / 30.7 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 frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Prefect

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