|Production||1983 to 1994|
|Also called||Mercury Topaz|
|Drive||front-wheel-drive, 4 wheel drive|
|Body and chassis|
|Body styles||Sedan , coupe|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Engine Petrol||2.3-3.0 liters (62.5-104 kW)|
|Engine Diesel||2.0 liters (39 kW)|
|Transmission||4-speed manual 3-speed automatic|
|Weights and Dimensions|
|Curb weight||1048-1227 kg|
The Ford Tempo was a mid-sized model produced by American automaker Ford and successor to the Ford Fairmont from mid-1983 to spring 1994 .This was also identical to the sister model Mercury Topaz .
Ford Tempo History
In May 1983 Ford presented the technically related to the US escort , but standing on a longer wheelbase (253 instead of 239 cm) speed as two-door coupe and four-door sedan , each with notchback . Stylistically, the pace was very much based on the formal language of the Ford Sierra,which appeared a year earlier .
Available were the equipment levels L, GL and GLX. The models initially had a 85 hp (62.5 kW) performing 2.3-liter four-cylinder with carburetor , from 1984 either an 87 hp (64 kW) or 101 hp (74 kW) strong 2.3-liter four-cylinder with Intake manifold injection or a Mazda- derived 2-liter diesel engine with 53 hp (39 kW).
In the fall of 1985, a first facelift on the bow and stern, recognizable by the flush headlights, at the same time accounted for the Tempo L. In 1987, a four-wheel drive version was introduced under the name Tempo AWD and the diesel engine fell out of supply. At the same time, the production of the sedan was discontinued.
In 1988, the pace was visually revised again and received a modified grille and, in the case of the sedan, a new roof with three side windows. The GLX has been renamed GLS.
From 1992, a three-liter V6 with 142 hp (104 kW) was available in the Tempo, while at the same time the four-wheel drive version was canceled. In 1993, the offer was further thinned, there was only the GL as two- and four-door and the four-door LX.
Until the expiry of production in the spring of 1994 Ford produced the pace of 2,816,721 copies. He was replaced by the Ford Contour .
Ford Tempo Trim levels
- L (entry level model)
- GL (mid-level model)
- LX (luxury four-door sedan)
- GLS (performance oriented model)
- GS (mid-range model)
- GS-AWD (GS with all-wheel Drive)
- LS (luxury/high end)
- LS-AWD (LS with all-wheel drive)
- XR5 (sport performance modelas a coupe 3.0 L V6 engine)
- LTS (Luxury Touring Sedan, four-door variation of the XR5)