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Ford Mustang

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Ford Mustang

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2786 cm3 / 170.0 cu in / 170.0 cu in, 81.3 kW / 109.0 hp / 109.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 192.0 N·m / 141.6 lb·ft / 141.6 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1979
ModelMustangIssued until
SerieMustangNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4549 mm / 179.1 in / 179.1 inTotal (curb) weight1142 kg / 2518 lb / 2518 lb
Width1755 mm / 69.1 in / 69.1 inDry weight
Height1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2550 mm / 100.4 in / 100.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1438 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance145 mm / 5.7 in / 5.7 inFuel capacity43 l / 9.5 UK gal / 11.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.95 m2 / 21.0 sq ft / 21.0 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 Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.9 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke68.5 mm / 2.70 in / 2.70 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.36
Fuel supply1 Fo carbEngine displacement2786 cm3 / 170.0 cu in / 170.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity464.33 cm3/cylinder / 28.335 cu in/cylinder / 28.335 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power81.3 kW / 109.0 hp / 109.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque192.0 N·m / 141.6 lb·ft / 141.6 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.5 kW / 43.6 hp / 43.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.2 kW/l / 0.641 bhp/cu in / 0.641 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque68.9 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio95.5 kW/ton / 72.3 bhp/ton / 72.3 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.1Turning circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft / 37.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms, Lower trailing radius arm, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Mustang

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