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Ford Taunus 12 M

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Ford Taunus 12 M

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1183 cm3 / 72.2 cu in / 72.2 cu in, 29.0 kW / 38.9 hp / 38.9 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 78.0 N·m / 57.5 lb·ft / 57.5 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1963
ModelTaunus 12 MIssued until
SerieTaunusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4020 l / 141.96 cu ft / 141.96 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4250 mm / 167.3 in / 167.3 inTotal (curb) weight845 kg / 1863 lb / 1863 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in / 99.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.79 m2 / 8.5 sq ft / 8.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.7 kW / 26.5 hp / 26.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore80.1 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke58.9 mm / 2.32 in / 2.32 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.36
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1183 cm3 / 72.2 cu in / 72.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity296.80 cm3/cylinder / 18.112 cu in/cylinder / 18.112 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio7.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power29.0 kW / 38.9 hp / 38.9 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque78.0 N·m / 57.5 lb·ft / 57.5 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.6 kW / 15.6 hp / 15.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output24.5 kW/l / 0.539 bhp/cu in / 0.539 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque65.9 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio46.2 kW/ton / 35.0 bhp/ton / 35.0 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 circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Taunus 12 M

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