Ford Escort MK3 XR3i

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Description

The third generation Escort (codenamed Erica) was launched in September 1980.

To compete with Volkswagen’s Golf GTI, a hot hatch version of the Mark III was developed – the XR3. Initially this featured a tuned version of the 1.6 L CVH engine fitted with a twin-choke Weber carburettor, uprated suspension and numerous cosmetic alterations. It lacked a five-speed transmission and fuel injection.

Fuel injection finally arrived in October 1982 (creating the XR3i), eight months behind the limited edition (8,659 examples), racetrack-influenced RS 1600i. The Cologne-developed RS received a more powerful engine with 115 PS (85 kW), thanks to computerized ignition and a modified head as well as the fuel injection.

The final performance update arrived in the form of the turbocharged 132 PS (97 kW) RS Turbo model in October 1984. The RS Turbo Series 1 was only marketed in a few European nations as production was limited to 5,000 examples, all in white. They were well equipped, with the alloy wheels from the limited production RS 1600i, Recaro seats, and a limited slip differential. One car only was finished in black – it was built especially for Lady Diana.

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Model

Ford Escort MK3 XR3i

Production

1982-1986

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1596 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Single Point Injection

Power (hp)

105

Power (kw)

77

Power (@rpm)

@6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

136

Torque (@rpm)

@4800 rpm

0-100km/h

10,5 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

185 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

115 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,0

CO2 (g/km)

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

0920 kg

Length

4068 mm

Width

1640 mm

Height

1336 mm

Wheelbase

2393 mm

Front Track

1411 mm

Rear Track

1441 mm

Boot Space

306

Tire Size

185/60 R14

Front Brakes

239 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

203 mm Drums