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Ford Cortina 2300 GL

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 Ford Cortina 2300 GL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2294 cm3 / 140.0 cu in / 140.0 cu in, 80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 176.0 N·m / 129.8 lb·ft / 129.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1977
ModelCortina 2300 GLIssued until
SerieCortinaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4950 l / 174.81 cu ft / 174.81 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4380 mm / 172.4 in / 172.4 inTotal (curb) weight1128 kg / 2487 lb / 2487 lb
Width1699 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1367 mm / 53.8 in / 53.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2580 mm / 101.6 in / 101.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke60.1 mm / 2.37 in / 2.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.5
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement2294 cm3 / 140.0 cu in / 140.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity382.33 cm3/cylinder / 23.331 cu in/cylinder / 23.331 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque176.0 N·m / 129.8 lb·ft / 129.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.2 kW / 43.2 hp / 43.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.1 kW/l / 0.771 bhp/cu in / 0.771 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.7 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio95.7 kW/ton / 72.5 bhp/ton / 72.5 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/80-R13Tyres rear165/80-R13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Cortina 2300 GL

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