Ford Escort Mk2 Mexico & RS 1975-1980


May 13, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Ford Escort Mk2 RS Mexico (1975-1978)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
106
0-60 mph
11.1
BHP
95 @5750rpm
Torque lbft
92 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
105
Engine capacity CC/CU
1594/97
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
156.5
Width (in)
62.8
Height (in)
55.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1991
Additional Info: Replacement for the Mk1 Mexico. Uses a 1.6 litre Pinto engine.

 

Ford Escort RS1800 (1975-1977)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
112
0-50 mph
6.6
0-60 mph
9
1/4 mile
16.9
0-1 km
31.4
BHP
115 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
120 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
126
Engine capacity CC/CU
1845/113
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
156.5
Width (in)
62.8
Height (in)
55.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2015
Additional Info: These started life as RS Mexico’s and were then fitted with the Belt Driven A series engines. All but 2 RS1800’s are in white.

 

Ford Escort RS2000 Mk2 (1976-1980)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
112
0-50 mph
6.4
0-60 mph
8.6
1/4 mile
16.7
0-1 km
31.7
BHP
110 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
119 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
118
Engine capacity CC/CU
1993/122
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
163.1
Width (in)
63.8
Height (in)
55.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2050
Additional Info: Could be optioned with Twin Carbs. Most noticeable by the droop snoot front end. 1976-1977 RS2000’s were basically fully optioned, 1978-1980 came with either basic options or with an optional custom pack, which we believe had a nicer/sportier interior and better alloy wheels.

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