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Ford Galaxy 2.3 16V Ambiente

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Ford Galaxy 2.3 16V Ambiente

5-door 5-seater minivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2295 cm3 / 140.0 cu in / 140.0 cu in, 107.0 kW / 143.5 hp / 143.5 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 196 km/h / 122 mph / 122 mph top speed, consumption 10.3 l/100km / 27.4 mpg-UK / 22.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from2006
ModelGalaxy 2.3 16V AmbienteIssued until
SerieGalaxyNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeminivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)330 l / 11.65 cu ft / 11.65 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)2600 l / 91.82 cu ft / 91.82 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4650 mm / 183.1 in / 183.1 inTotal (curb) weight1725 kg / 3803 lb / 3803 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inLoad capacity725 kg / 1598 lb / 1598 lb
Wheelbase2840 mm / 111.8 in / 111.8 inGross (max.) weight2450 kg / 5401 lb / 5401 lb
Track frontTowing weight1800 kg / 3968 lb / 3968 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.78 m2 / 30.0 sq ft / 30.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.39 m2 / 15.0 sq ft / 15.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)34.6 kW / 46.4 hp / 46.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.6 mm / 3.53 in / 3.53 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2295 cm3 / 140.0 cu in / 140.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity573.78 cm3/cylinder / 35.014 cu in/cylinder / 35.014 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power107.0 kW / 143.5 hp / 143.5 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.8 kW / 57.4 hp / 57.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.6 kW/l / 1.024 bhp/cu in / 1.024 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque88.5 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) speed196 km/h / 122 mph / 122 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.1 kW/ton / 63.7 bhp/ton / 63.7 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)10.3 l/100km / 27.4 mpg-UK / 22.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions241 g/km / 388 g/mi / 388 g/mi (est.)
  Range680 km / 422 mi / 422 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsOptional traction control. Optional Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/60R16HTyres rear195/60R16H
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Galaxy 2.3 16V Ambiente

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