Technical Specifications

Ford Cougar: Technical Specifications

Engine Specification

2.0L 16v I4 Zetec 2.5L 24v V6 Duratec
Displacement 1998 2544
Bore 84.8mm 82.4mm
Stroke 88.0mm 79.5mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1 9.7:1
Fuel type Unleaded 95 RON Octane Unleaded 95 RON Octane
Power ISO kW/PS 96/130 @ 5600rpm 125/170 @ 6250rpm
Torque: 176Nm 220Nm
Max BMEP ISO kPa 1003 @ 4000rpm 1087 @ 4250rpm


Engine Construction

2.0L 16v I4 Zetec 2.5L 24v V6 Duratec
Cylinders In-line four, installed at 6 degrees rearward inclination, exhaust manifold to front V6 with 60 degrees between cylinders banks, transversely mounted
Head Precision die cast aluminium alloy with sintered valve guides and seats Precision sand cast aluminium alloy with sintered valve guides and seats
Block Cast iron Precision sand cast aluminium alloy (Cosworth process), dry cast iron cylinder liners, bedplate and structural oil pan Cast iron Precision sand cast aluminium alloy (Cosworth process), dry cast iron cylinder liners, bedplate and structural oil pan
Crankshaft Cast iron with 46.9 mm diameter crankpins, eight counterweights, five 58 mm diameter main bearings and damped front pulley Forged steel with 50 mm dia. crankpins, six counterweights, four 63 mm dia. main bearings and damped front pulley. Supported in separate die-cast aluminium alloy bedplate (girdle)
Valve Gear Double overhead camshafts (DOHC) Double lightweight hollow fabricated overhead camshafts (DOHC) with low-friction roller finger followers and stationary hydraulic lash adjusters. Aluminium inlet manifold with electrically-actuated port-throttle dual-phase induction ram system Double overhead camshafts (DOHC) Double lightweight hollow fabricated overhead camshafts (DOHC) with low-friction roller finger followers and stationary hydraulic lash adjusters. Aluminium inlet manifold with electrically-actuated port-throttle dual-phase induction ram system
Included valve angle 40 degrees 50 degrees
Valve sizes Intake 32mm / Exhaust 28mm Intake 32mm / Exhaust 26mm
Valve timing Intake opens 11 degrees BTDC
Intake closes 59 degrees ABDC
Exhaust opens 55 degrees BBDC
Exhaust closes 7 degrees ATDC
Overlap 18 degrees
Intake opens 17 degrees BTDC
Intake closes 47/53 degrees ABDC
Exhaust opens 67 degrees BBDC
Exhaust closes 13 degrees ATDC
Ovelap 30 degrees
Camshaft drive 25.4 mm wide rubber belt with glass-fibre cord and polyamide jacket Silent inverted-tooth chain with hydraulic tensioner 25.4 mm wide rubber belt with glass-fibre cord and polyamide jacket Silent inverted-tooth chain with hydraulic tensioner
Pistons Lightweight short-skirt silicon aluminium, strutless, with low-friction coating Lightweight, short-skirt silicon-aluminium alloy with cast-iron lower compression ring and segmented three-piece oil control ring
Connecting rods Forged steel, machined Sintered Forged steel with fracture split big-ends
Engine management Ford EEC-V electronic module Ford EEC-V electronic module Ford EEC-V electronic module Ford EEC-V electronic module
Injection Sequential electronic fuel injection (SEFI) Sequential electronic fuel injection (SEFI) with top-fed low-inertia injectors installed in fabricated steel fuel rail
Ignition Ford electronic distributorless Ford electronic distributorless
Emission controls Closed-loop three-way underfloor catalytic converter with oxygen sensor. Level ‘96 EC Emission Directive/ Stage II; D3 for Germany (except with auto trans) Two close-coupled closed-loop three-way light-off catalytic converters with twin heated oxygen sensors plus large main underfloor catalyst. Level 96 EC Emission Directive/ Stage II; D3 for Germany


Transmission

Manual 2.0L 16v I4 Zetec 2.5L 24v V6 Duratec
Type Ford MTX75 manual overdrive 5-speed; synchromesh on all ratios including reverse Ford MTX75 manual overdrive 5-speed; synchromesh on all ratios including reverse
Clutch type Hydraulically-operated single plate diaphragm spring 220mm Diameter Hydraulically-operated single plate diaphragm spring 220mm Diameter
Ratio 5th 0.854 0.854
Ratio 4th 1.114 1.114
Ratio 3rd 1.483 1.483
Ratio 2nd 2.136 2.136
Ratio 1st 3.417 3.417
Ratio Reverse 3.462 3.462
Ratio Final Drive 3.82 3.82

Automatic 2.0L 16v I4 Zetec 2.5L 24v V6 Duratec
Type Ford CD4E dual-mode automatic 4 - speed with overdrive top Ford CD4E dual-mode automatic 4 - speed with overdrive top
Clutch type Hydraulic with lock-up clutch Hydraulic with lock-up clutch
Ratio 4th 0.69 0.69
Ratio 3rd 1.00 1.00
Ratio 2nd 1.57 1.57
Ratio 1st 2.89 2.89
Ratio Reverse 2.31 2.31
Ratio Final Drive 3.92 3.77


Body

Structure Computer-optimised, high-efficiency, unitary-welded steel body incorporating rigid occupant protection cell and front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones and side impact protection systems. Direct-glazed windshield and backlight. Drag coefficient 0.32.
Safety features
Integrated safety concept incorporating optimised reinforcement for high-energy frontal, side and rear impacts with door beams, facia cross-beam and steering column support. Driver’s and passenger’s front and side air bags standard. Side airbags designed to protect head and thorax.
Bumper system
Damage-resistant, full-depth moulded reinforced polypropylene. Energy absorbing high density polyethylene inserts front and rear.
Anti-corrosion 24-stage paint and body protection process, including pre-coating with zinc for all exterior panels, optimised phosphate spray coat, electrocoat filler/surfacer, wet-on-wet enamel topcoat, comprehensive wax injection of cavities, PVC and wax underbody coating plus stone chip protection. Particular attention paid to sealing flanges with rust-inhibiting adhesive and thick PVC sealing beads. Front plastic wheelarch liners, rear textile wheelarch liners, anti-scuff strips on inner door sills and rear load sill.


Suspension

Front Independent by MacPherson struts with angled coil spring/damper units and lower A- arms mounted on optimised 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.


Steering

Type Variable-rate rack-and-pinion with power assistance.
Turning cirle
10.9m (wall to wall)


Brakes

Type Dual circuit, diagonally split, hydraulically-operated disc front and drum rear. Vacuum servo assisted with standard electronically controlled four-channel anti-lock system with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). Integrated traction control standard on 2.5 litre (optional 2.0 litre)

Front
2.0L 16 V I4 Zetec 260 mm dia. by 24 mm ventilated discs
2.5L 24V V6 Duratec 278 mm dia. by 24 mm ventilated discs
Rear
2.0L 16 V I4 Zetec 252 mm ventilated discs
2.5L 24V V6 Duratec 252 mm ventilated discs


Wheels & Tyres

Series
Entry Series High Series
Wheel type Steel (standard) Aluminium alloy
Wheel size 15 x 6 in. 16 x 61/2 in.
Tyre size 205/60 x VR15 215/50 x VR16


Dimensions

Overall length 4699mm
Overall width 1769mm
Overall height 1325mm
Wheelbase 2704mm
Front track 1506mm
Rear track
1491mm
Headroom Front 879mm
Rear 881mm
Shoulder room Front 1368mm
Rear 1304mm
Max legroom Front 1081mm
Rear 843mm
Trunk capacity 350 litres
Fuel capacity 60 litres


Weights

(Kg) Basic Kerb Normal Kerb Maximum Kerb
Engine/Trans Trim Front Rear Total Front Rear Total Front Rear Total
2.0L Manual Low 813 478 1291 825 499 1323 836 520 1356
2.0L Auto Low 828 487 1315 840 508 1347 851 529 1380
2.5L Manual High 886 456 1342 903 478 1380 919 499 1419
2.5L Auto Hight 909 469 1378 926 491 1416 942 512 1455


Performance & Economy

2.0L Manual 2.0L Auto 2.5L Manual 2.5L Auto
Max speed (mph | km/h) 130 | 209 122 | 195 140 | 225 129 | 206
Acceleration (seconds)
0 - 100 km/h 10.3 12.2 8.6 10.4
50 - 100 km/h (4th) 12.5 n/a 10.0 n/a
0 - 60 mph 9.6 11.5 8.1 9.8
30-50 mph (4th) 7.8 8.3 6.7 8.3
Economy l/100km:
NEFC 8.3 (34 mpg) 8.9 (31.7 mpg) 9.6 (29.4 mpg) 9.7 (29.1 mpg)
CO2 (g/km) 195 208 225 228
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    Feb 21, 2021
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