Escort Mk3 RS1600i 1981-86
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Ford Escort Mk3 RS1600i 1981-86 specifications
Engine: Tranverse. 4 cylinder in-line, OHC, cast iron block, aluminium head, 8 valves
Crankshaft bearings: 5
Displacement: 1,596cc
Bore & Stroke: 79.96mm x 79.52mm
Compression. ratio: 9.9 / 1
Carburation: Bosch K-Jetronic petrol injection
Power output: 115bhp at 6,000rpm
Maximum speed: 118mph
0-60mph: 8.7secs
OFC: 35mpg
Transmission: Front wheel drive,
5-speed manual, all syncromesh
Construction: pressed steel monocoque
Brakes: PA hydraulic, front ventilated: discs, rear: drum
Steering: rack and pinion, 3.7 turns lock to lock
Suspension Front: Independent MacPherson strut, anti roll bar, rear: coil with transverse arms, telescopic shock absorbers
Wheels: 4 stud, 6J x15in alloy
Turning Circle: 34ft 9in
Wheelbase: 7ft 10.2in
Track: F 4ft 7.2in R 4ft 8.8in
Overall length: 13ft 3.8in
Overall width: 5ft 2.6in
Overall height: 4ft 5.5in
Fuel tank: 10.6 Imp gal
Kerb weight: 18.02cwt

RS1600i Production
1981-1983: 8,650 built, Saarlouis, Germany