Ford Capri Mk3 1977-86


May 9, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Ford Capri Mk3 2.8i Cologne V6 (1981)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
129
0-30 mph
2.8
0-50 mph
6
0-60 mph
7.9
0-100 mph
23.4
1/4 mile
16.2
0-1 km
30
30-50
5.3 (in 4th)
30-70
7.9
BHP
160 @5700rpm
Torque lbft
162 @4200rpm
BHP per ton
134
MPG UK/US
21/18
Engine capacity CC/CU
2792/170
Engine type
V6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4 (5 From 83)
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
171.3
Width (in)
67
Height (in)
51
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2620
Additional Info: Other engine options included anything from 1.3 litres upto 3.0 litres. The popular 138bhp 3.0S ran until 1981 (0-60 in 8.8 secs) and was used in the TV series “The Professionals”. The 2.8i replaced the 3.0 litre and brought back fuel injection and was originally available with a 4 speed box and then a 5 speed from 1983. A 2.8 Injection Special became available in 1984 with half leather, LSD and seven spoke alloys. At the end of the Capri production Ford released the Brooklands 280 Capri, which had a LSD, leather Recaro interior and larger alloys.

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Ford Capri Tickford Turbo (1983)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
140
0-60 mph
6
BHP
205 @5000rpm
Torque lbft
260 @3500rpm
BHP per ton
165
Engine capacity CC/CU
2792/170
Engine type
V6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
172.8
Width (in)
67
Height (in)
53
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2745
Additional Info: The Tickford Capri had a full body kit designed by KAT Designs and also a much more plush interior. Improvements were made to the suspension and the rear drum brakes were replaced with discs. Another Turbo’d Capri was the Turbo Technics Capri with either 200bhp or 230bhp. Incidently there was also a 2.8 Turbo Capri (1981/82) with 188bhp (0-60 on around 8 secs).

Tickford Capri