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Ford Crown Victoria

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Ford Crown Victoria

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in, 96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 302.0 N·m / 222.7 lb·ft / 222.7 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1978
ModelCrown VictoriaIssued until
SerieCrown VictoriaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5710 l / 201.65 cu ft / 201.65 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5320 mm / 209.4 in / 209.4 inTotal (curb) weight1644 kg / 3624 lb / 3624 lb
Width1980 mm / 78.0 in / 78.0 inDry weight
Height1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2910 mm / 114.6 in / 114.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.17 m2 / 12.6 sq ft / 12.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)29.1 kW / 39.0 hp / 39.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.33
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity617.78 cm3/cylinder / 37.699 cu in/cylinder / 37.699 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque302.0 N·m / 222.7 lb·ft / 222.7 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.4 kW / 51.5 hp / 51.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output19.4 kW/l / 0.427 bhp/cu in / 0.427 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque61.1 N·m/l / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio79.9 kW/ton / 60.5 bhp/ton / 60.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/75-R14Tyres rear205/75-R14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Crown Victoria

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