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Ford Escort XR3

(1980 model)

Brief specs of 1980 Ford Escort XR3

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1597 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 132.0 N·m / 97.4 lb·ft / 97.4 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1980
ModelEscort XR3Issued until
SerieEscortNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3960 l / 139.85 cu ft / 139.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3970 mm / 156.3 in / 156.3 inTotal (curb) weight895 kg / 1973 lb / 1973 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2393 mm / 94.2 in / 94.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.7 sq ft / 20.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement1597 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity399.25 cm3/cylinder / 24.364 cu in/cylinder / 24.364 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque132.0 N·m / 97.4 lb·ft / 97.4 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.6 kW / 38.4 hp / 38.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.8 kW/l / 0.985 bhp/cu in / 0.985 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.7 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.95
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.84

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio107.3 kW/ton / 81.3 bhp/ton / 81.3 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Lower wishbone,T Radius arms, Coil springs
Wheels front5.5Wheels rear5.5
Tyres front185/60 HR 14Tyres rear185/60 HR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front240 mm / 9.4 in / 9.4 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Escort XR3

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