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1985-1987 FORD Sierra RS Cosworth specifications

1985-1987 FORD Sierra RS Cosworth specifications Classic and Performance Car

As if the grandiosity of the be-spoilered Sierra XR4i wasn’t enough, Ford went even more extreme with the Sierra RS Cosworth. Launched in 1986, it used a 1993cc double-overhead camshaft engine, with the now requisite turbocharger attached, to give an output of 204bhp. Just 5545 were built, and insurance premiums were astronomical. It didn’t help, of course, that a Cosworth Sierra was very obvious even from long distance, thanks to its massive whale-tail spoiler positioned halfway down the rear window.

Production

  • Production:
    6012
  • Price at launch:
    £15,950
  • Price (excellent)
    £12,500
  • Price (good):
    £10,000
  • Price (average):
    £7,000
  • Price (project):
    £4,250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.2secs
  • Top speed:
    142.0mph
  • Power:
    204.0bhp
  • Torque:
    203.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    20.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Turbocharged
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, semi-trailing arms, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4460mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2610mm
  • Width:
    1730mm
  • Height:
    1375mm
  • Weight:
    1240kgs

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