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1986 Ford Escort 1.8 Diesel vs. 1986 Ford Escort 1.3

To start off, both 1986 Ford Escort 1.8 Diesel and 1986 Ford Escort 1.3 were released in the same year (1986). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort 1.8 Diesel is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 59 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort 1.8 Diesel weights approximately 20 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort 1.3.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1986 Ford Escort 1.8 Diesel (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort 1.3. (100 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1986 Ford Escort 1.8 Diesel will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort 1.3.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1.8 Diesel 1986 Ford Escort 1.3
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort Escort
Year Released 1986 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1297 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 100 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 64.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 151 km/hour 154 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 890 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4050 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 48 L


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