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Ford Contour

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Ford Contour

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1989 cm3 / 121.4 cu in / 121.4 cu in, 96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1999
ModelContourIssued until
SerieContourNumber 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)4720 l / 166.69 cu ft / 166.69 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4680 mm / 184.3 in / 184.3 inTotal (curb) weight1242 kg / 2738 lb / 2738 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.62 m2 / 6.7 sq ft / 6.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.4 kW / 20.6 hp / 20.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1989 cm3 / 121.4 cu in / 121.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.4 kW / 51.5 hp / 51.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.3 kW/l / 1.061 bhp/cu in / 1.061 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque88.0 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 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 ratio104.7 kW/ton / 79.3 bhp/ton / 79.3 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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/65-R15Tyres rear195/65-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Contour

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