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The Cologne-developed RS received a more powerful engine with 115 PS (85 kW thanks to computerized ignition and a modified head as well as the fuel injection.
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Ford Escort name was for a reduced specification version of the.This article is about the European Ford Escorts sold from 1968 to 2004.The Mark III soon had a reputation for a harsh, unforgiving ride.7 8 In West Germany cars were built at a slower rate of around 150,000 cars per year, slumping to 78,604 in 1974 which was the last year for the Escort Mark.32 The RS Turbo was somewhat of a disappointment; it had been delayed several times and when it went on sale in early 1985 the chassis came in for severe criticism.The Escort Mark III was voted European Car of the Year in 1981, fighting off stiff competition from Italy's Fiat Panda and British Leylands Austin Metro.Specifications, however, were also higher than before.4 i berlina 71cv,.8 i 16v xr3i 4x4 130cv,.The works rally cars were highly specialised machines.Paris: Homme N1 (14. .It was Ford Europe's second front-wheel drive model launch, the first being the smaller Fiesta in 1976, while the hatchback bodystyle had debuted in the company's range in 1974 on the second generation Capri.A b "Autotest: Ford Escort RS1800".
For the serious interested, a detailed list of specifications is following.
Jenvey Throttle bodies 45 mm with extra long trumpets.Some say this was due to British consumers reluctance to let go of the "Escort" badge (as the first two generations of Escort had been among Britain's most popular cars, with the Mk II being Britain's best selling car in 1976 and some say that.Sales were helped by the fact that this generation Escort complied with Japanese government dimension regulations concerning vehicle dimensions and engine displacement.Three or five-door hatchback bodywork was available, although Brazil later also received a two-door saloon known as the Ford Verona / Volkswagen Apollo.35 The Van has twin rear doors and unusual small side windows behind the front doors, necessary to provide more over-the-shoulder visibility which would otherwise be limited by the use of the short front doors from the five-door Escort.At the rear, the Ford logo moved from the right to the centre of the boot, except for the van and convertible models.
All Escorts made after 1993 were fuel-injected, excepting the Hobby models.