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Ford Sierra XR4i, XR4x4, Merkur XR4Ti 1983-1993


Ford Sierra XR4i (1983-1985)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
129
0-60 mph
7.7
1/4 mile
15.9
0-1 km
29.3
BHP
150 @5700rpm
Torque lbft
160 @3800rpm
BHP per ton
124
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
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
175.5
Width (in)
68
Height (in)
54.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2656
Additional Info: Popular with modifiers who add a turbo or two to give 200-280+bhp. Slight differences from country to country will alter the spec details slightly, the one above is the UK model. A base non injection XR4 was also built with a 2.3 litre 118bhp engine in some countries. South Africa had Sierra’s called the XR6 (3.0 V6 with 138-157bhp) and the XR8 (4.9/5.0 V8 with 216bhp, 0-60 in 6.6 secs). America had the Merkur XR4Ti (see last entry below).

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Ford Sierra XR4i

Ford Sierra XR4x4
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
129
0-60 mph
8.6
1/4 mile
16.6
0-1 km
30.4
BHP
150 @5700rpm
Torque lbft
172 @3800rpm
BHP per ton
116
Engine capacity CC/CU
2933/170
Engine type
V6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
AWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
175.5
Width (in)
68
Height (in)
54.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2844
Additional Info: The XR4x4 replaced the XR4i in 1985 and now has the option of a LSD. Originally it used the same engine up until 1989 when it changed to the 2.9 litre engine above. Production of the XR4x4 ceased in 1993. Also popular with modifiers who add a turbo or two giving 200-280+bhp. A 2.0i XR4x4 was also built between 1990-1993.

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Merkru XR4Ti (1985-1989)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
120
0-60 mph
7.9
0-100 mph
19.1
1/4 mile
16
BHP
175 @5200rpm
Torque lbft
195 @3800rpm
BHP per ton
131
Engine capacity CC/CU
2293/140
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Compression Ratio
8.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
178.3
Width (in)
68
Height (in)
54.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2950
Additional Info: Uses a turbocharged 2.3 litre engine putting out 145bhp with an auto or 175bhp mated to a manual gearbox. Used in motorsport by Andy Rouse in British Saloon Racing, as well as other drivers in various European racing championships.

Merkur XR4Ti 1985 Merkur XR4Ti
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Merkur XR4Ti GTO