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AC
3000ME
(1978)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of AC 3000ME
AC
Serie3000
Model family
Model3000ME
Model code
Issued from1978
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2300 / 90.6 / 90.6
Track front [mm / in / in]1397 / 55.0 / 55.0
Track rear [mm / in / in]1422 / 56.0 / 56.0
Length [mm / in / in]3990 / 157.1 / 157.1
Width [mm / in / in]1651 / 65.0 / 65.0
Height [mm / in / in]1143 / 45.0 / 45.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]133 / 5.2 / 5.2
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1128 / 2487 / 2487
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]46.0 / 46.0 / 46.0
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]64 / 14.0 / 16.8

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.60 / 17.3 / 17.3 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerFord
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders6
Total number of valves12
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings4
Engine constructioncast iron block & head
Bore [mm / in / in]93.7 / 3.69 / 3.69
Stroke [mm / in / in]72.4 / 2.85 / 2.85
Bore/Stroke ratio1.29
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]2994 / 182.7 / 182.7
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]499.00 / 30.451 / 30.451
Compression ratio8.9
Fuel supply1 We 38/38 EGAS carb
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]102.9 / 138.0 / 138.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5000 / 5000 / 5000
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]260.0 / 191.8 / 191.8
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3000 / 3000 / 3000
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5500 / 5500 / 5500
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]47.8 / 64.0 / 64.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]34.4 / 0.755 / 0.755
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]86.8 / 0.76 / 0.76

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.84
Final gear (drive) ratio3.17

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]122.3 / 92.7 / 92.7
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]8.50 / 8.50 / 8.50
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]193 / 120 / 120
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationmiddle
Engine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock3
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Links, Coil springs
Suspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Links, Coil springs
Wheels front7.0 x 14
Wheels rear7.0 x 14
Tyres front205/60 VR 14
Tyres rear205/60 VR 14
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardisc
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]254 / 10.0 / 10.0
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]239 / 9.4 / 9.4
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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