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Ford Thunderbird

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 Ford Thunderbird

4-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, 103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 291.0 N·m / 214.6 lb·ft / 214.6 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1988
ModelThunderbirdIssued until
SerieThunderbirdNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3960 l / 139.85 cu ft / 139.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5050 mm / 198.8 in / 198.8 inTotal (curb) weight1610 kg / 3549 lb / 3549 lb
Width1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2880 mm / 113.4 in / 113.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.9 sq ft / 22.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.85 m2 / 9.1 sq ft / 9.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.1 kW / 28.3 hp / 28.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore96.8 mm / 3.81 in / 3.81 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity632.91 cm3/cylinder / 38.623 cu in/cylinder / 38.623 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque291.0 N·m / 214.6 lb·ft / 214.6 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.2 kW / 55.3 hp / 55.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output27.2 kW/l / 0.597 bhp/cu in / 0.597 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque76.8 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 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 ratio87.0 kW/ton / 65.9 bhp/ton / 65.9 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/70-R15Tyres rear205/70-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Thunderbird

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