Here are some of the specifications of my Mondeo. 

Manufacturer: Ford
Model: Modeo Aspen
Year of manufacture: 1999
Engine: Zetec 2.0i 16V
Displacement - cm 1989
Bore, mm 84.8
Stroke, mm 88.0
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Fuel type, grade Unleaded petrol, 91/95 (RON) octane
Maximum power (kW) 97 at 6000rpm
Maximum torque (ISO Nm) 180 at 4000rpm
Cylinders Four in-line, installed at 6 deg. rearward inclination, exhaust manifold to front.
Head Precision sand cast aluminium alloy with sintered valve guides and seats.
Block Cast iron.
Crankshaft Cast iron with 46.9mm dia. crankpins, eight counterweights, five 58mm dia. main bearings and damped front pulley.
Valve gear/induction Double overhead camshafts (DOHC) with maintenance free hydraulic tappets.
Included angle between valves 40 deg.
Camshaft drive 25.4mm wide rubber belt with glass-fibre cord and polyamide jacket.
Pistons Aluminium/silicon castings, strutted.
Connecting rods Forged steel.
Engine management Ford EEC-V electronic module.
Injection Sequential electronic fuel injection (SEFI).
Ignition Ford electronic distributorless.
Emission controls Closed-loop exhaust emission system (wagon includes three-way catalytic converter).
Gearbox: MTX75 manual 5-speed, synchromesh on all ratios including reverse.
Clutch: Hydraulically operated single plate diaphragm spring, 240mm diameter.
Gears: 1st: 3.417
2nd: 2.136
3rd: 1.448
4th: 1.028
5th: 0.767
Reverse: 3.460
Final drive: 4.06
Drive wheels: Front
Structure Computer-optimised, high-efficiency, unitary-welded steel body incorporating rigid occupant protection cell and front, rear energy-absorbing crumple zones and side impact protection systems. Direct-glazed windshield and backlight.
Safety features Integrated safety concept incorporating optimised reinforcement for high-energy and offset frontal impacts, side impacts and rear impacts with door beams, fascia cross-beam and steering column support. Driver's side airbag standard.
Aerodynamics Drag coefficient Cd 0.31, A in m 2.05.
Bumper system Damage-resistant, full-depth moulded reinforced polycarbonate.
Anti-corrosion Multi-stage paint and body protection process including pre-coating with zinc for all exterior panels, optimised phosphate dip spray coat, electrocoat filler/surfacer, wet-on-wet enamel topcoat, wax injection of cavities, PVC and wax underbody coating plus stone chip protection. Particular attention paid to sealing flanges with rust-inhibiting adhesive and PVC sealing beads. Front plastic wheelarch liners, rear textile wheelarch liners, anti-scuff strips on inner door sills and rear load sill.
Front Independent by MacPherson struts with angled coil spring/damper units and lower A-arms in optimised double vertical bushes. Suspension arms, anti-roll bar and steering rack mounted on separate perimeter front sub-frame.
Rear Independent "Quadralink" system with strut-type coil spring/damper units, two transverse and one trailing arm each side, incorporating passive rear wheel steering. Rear anti-roll bar. Low package height SLA system on wagon with one upper and two lower arms plus additional twist-plate longitudinal link, separate damper units.
Type  Variable-rate rack and pinion with power assistance.
Turning circle, m 10.9 (wall-to-wall).
Type  Dual circuit, diagonally split, hydraulically operated disc front and drum rear - vacuum servo assisted.
Front  260mm dia. by 24mm ventilated discs.
Rear  228mm diameter drums.
Wheels and Tyres
Wheel type 6-spoke Aluminium
Wheel size, inch 15 x 6.0
Tyre size 205/55
Overall length, mm 4556
Overall width, mm 1745
Overall height, mm 1372
Wheelbase, mm 2704
Front tread, mm 1503
Rear tread, mm 1487
Front Headroom, mm 986
Max shoulder room, mm 1370
Max legroom, mm 1076
Headroom, mm
Max shoulder room, mm 1355
Knee clearance 38
Load compartment
Boot luggage volume, litres 480
Fuel capacity (usable), litres 61.5
Performance and Economy
Final Drive Ratio 4.06
Tyre Size 205/55
Wheel Size (inch) 15 x 6
Maximum Speed (km/h) 206
Acceleration (sec)
0 - 60 km/h 4.8
0 - 100 km/h 10.73
0 - 120 km/h 15.4
Economy (l/100km)
Urban cycle 10.69
100 km/h 7.14
120 km/h 8.54
Basic Kerb (kg) 1242
Gross Vehicle Mass (kg) 1820
Payload (kg) 578
Towing Limit (kg) 1000


Here is the graph of geared speeds, done using the Geared Speed Calculator.


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Graeme Adamson

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Last updated: 11 January 2003