Ford Escort Mk III RS1600i group A (1983)
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1968: Ford Escort Mk I Twin Cam
1970: Ford Escort Mk I RS1600
1975: Ford Escort Mk II RS2000
1983: Ford Escort Mk III RS1600i
1985: Ford Escort Mk III RS Turbo
1992: Ford Escort Mk V RS2000
1993: Ford Escort Mk V RS Cosworth
1996: Ford Escort Mk VI RS2000
Development level
Group B
Group A

Also called Ford Escort Mk III XR3i

Specifications

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Homologation number: A 5026 (XR3) and A 5097
Homologation start: 1/5/1982 and 1/1/1983

Ford CVH 1.6 (Compound Valve angle Hemispherical combustion chamber), straight 4 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
1598cc, 80.0 x 79.5 mm
cast iron block with 208.6mm deck height, and 91.8mm bore spacing, aluminium alloy head with hemispherical combustion chambers
forged crankshaft with 5 main bearings 60.5mm diameter
connecting rod length between centers 132mm, 48mm big end bearings diameter
forged or pressure cast method manufactured aluminium alloy pistons with 36.85mm compression height
single overhead camshaft (SOHC), 2 valves / cyl - 8 valves total
aspiration, natural with K-jetronic or KE-jetronic multipoint electronic fuel injection
Ford EEC-IV engine management
water cooled

steel monocoque chassis of Ford CE14 platform


Results in WRC

Statistics

Races

Season

Group A classification is noted in brackets
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team M.C (SVE) POR KEN TdC GRE N.Z ARG FIN S.R (CdI) RAC
Romain Feitler
Jean-Rene Dubois
dnf
Mauro Pregliasco
Max Sghedoni
differ ential
Malcolm Wilson
Phil Short
British Junior Rally Team 13th
Louise Aitken
Ellen Morgan
British Junior Rally Team distri butor
Mark Lovell
Peter Davis
British Junior Rally Team 23rd
Statistics
Others starts/finishes 5/2 1/0 1/0 3/2

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Drawings

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Front Suspension

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