Ford Escort MK5 RS Cosworth I

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Description

The Escort Mk5 arrived in September 1990 with an all-new bodyshell and a simplified torsion beam rear suspension (instead of the Mark III’s fully independent layout).

Early 1992 saw the launch of the performance version – the Escort RS Cosworth. Intended to replace the Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth (which finished production shortly afterwards) as Ford’s stalwart rally challenger as well as a competitor to supercars with private buyers, it used the turbocharged 2.0 L Cosworth 16-valve engine, generated some 227 PS (167 kW) and was capable of 150 mph. As well as having four-wheel drive, its most memorable feature was its extremely large “whale-tail” tailgate spoiler.

The 2,500 road-going examples sold (required for homologation purposes) were made, but demand for the car was so high that Ford kept producing them. Later models (1995 up) have a smaller turbo than the homologation versions and came with the whale-tail spoiler as an option.

The Escort Cosworth ceased production in 1996, but it has already achieved classic status and has a huge following. However, the car wasn’t mechanically an Escort, being based on the four-wheel drive Sierra floorpan and mechanicals, including its longitudinally mounted engine, and was merely clothed in body panels to resemble a Mark V.

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Model

Ford Escort MK5 RS Cosworth I

Production

1992-1994

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

AWD

Engine Displacement

1993 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

220

Power (kw)

162

Power (@rpm)

@6250 rpm

Torque (Nm)

290

Torque (@rpm)

@3500 rpm

0-100km/h

6,1 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

225 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

140 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

11,2

CO2 (g/km)

230 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1275 kg

Length

4211 mm

Width

1735 mm

Height

1405 mm

Wheelbase

2551 mm

Front Track

1525 mm

Rear Track

1575 mm

Boot Space

379

Tire Size

225/45 R16

Front Brakes

278 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

273 mm Discs