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Ford Probe

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Ford Probe

4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in, 86.0 kW / 115.3 hp / 115.3 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1997
ModelProbeIssued until
SerieProbeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4590 mm / 180.7 in / 180.7 inTotal (curb) weight1230 kg / 2712 lb / 2712 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.0 kW / 20.1 hp / 20.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.78 cm3/cylinder / 30.376 cu in/cylinder / 30.376 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power86.0 kW / 115.3 hp / 115.3 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.4 kW / 46.1 hp / 46.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.2 kW/l / 0.949 bhp/cu in / 0.949 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque86.4 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront 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 ratio95.1 kW/ton / 72.1 bhp/ton / 72.1 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 alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Probe

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