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FORD Puma 1998-2002

Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

The Ford Puma was a strong competitor on the small coupe market.

Sharing the chassis with the smaller Fiesta, the Puma was longer and the steering and handling were improved to offer a great sporty experience.

Ford worked hard on designing the Puma and they managed to achieve a distinctive look that turned many heads.

From the front, the Puma had an aggressive look, with the beautifully designed headlamps, while from the back, each stoplight had 3 lights that perfectly matched the sporty nature.

Aggressively marketed, the Puma reached the hearts of the young buyers, which was exactly the target market.

Ford’s aim was to create a car with exceptional performance and a unique design.

The Puma was available with 4 different engines: 1.4-liter with 90 hp, 1.6-liter with 103 hp, 1.7-liter with 1.7 and the most powerful, the 1.7-liter Ford Racing Zetec-SE that developed 155 hp.

As not only the ponies under the hood matter for great performance, the small coupe weighed around 1,040 kg, thus the Puma had a quick response to acceleration.

With the 1.7-liter engine, the Puma would accelerate to 100 kph in around 8.6 seconds and from 48 to 112 km/h in 8.8 seconds.

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FORD Puma 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  3 gasoline engines
  • 1.4i 5MT (90 HP)
  • 1.6i 5MT (103 HP)
  • 1.7i 5MT (125 HP)
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FORD Puma 1.4i 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4i 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1388 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 5500 RPM
90 HP @ 5500 RPM
89 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
90 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
122 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111.8 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/50VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
156.7 in (3980 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
52.8 in (1341 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.1/55.5 in (1,450/1,410 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.4 cuFT (238 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2224.5 lbs (1009 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3086.5 lbs (1400 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.8 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)
Highway
39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
Combined
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
171 g/km

FORD Puma 1.6i 5MT (103 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6i 5MT (103 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1596 cm3
Power
76 KW @ 6000 RPM
103 HP @ 6000 RPM
102 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
107 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
145 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118.1 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/50VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
156.7 in (3980 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
52.8 in (1341 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.1/55.5 in (1,450/1,410 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.4 cuFT (238 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2281.8 lbs (1035 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.8 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)
Highway
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
174 g/km

FORD Puma 1.7i 5MT (125 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.7i 5MT (125 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1679 cm3
Power
92 KW @ 6300 RPM
125 HP @ 6300 RPM
123 BHP @ 6300 RPM
Torque
116 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
157 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.1 gallons (42.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
126.1 mph (203 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/50VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
156.7 in (3980 mm)
Width
65.7 in (1669 mm)
Height
52.8 in (1341 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.1/55.5 in (1,450/1,410 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.4 cuFT (238 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2222.3 lbs (1008 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3086.5 lbs (1400 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
Highway
38.6 mpg US (6.1 L/100Km)
Combined
31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
178 g/km
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