1983 Ford Sierra 1.6L
Ford Sierra Tyres
- The Ford Sierra could be fitted with 14" or 15" wheels.
- For the Ford Sierra on 14" wheels Longstone recommends the 195/60 VR 14 Michelin MXV3-A on the front and 195/65 VR 14 Michelin MXV3-A on the rear.
- On 15" wheels we recommend fitting 195/55 VR 15 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 on the front and 205/50 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 on the back.
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History of the Ford Sierra
The Ford Sierra made its début at the British International Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham in September 1982, and it was immediately followed by the Salon de l'Automobile in Paris on September 30, 1982. Sales began on October 15, 1982, with the Ford Taunus TC3 being replaced (UK: Ford Cortina Mark V). Many conservative buyers (particularly business car owners) were turned off by the Taunus' aerodynamic successor's look. This was also due to the Sierra not being available as a sedan, in contrast to the Taunus/Cortina. This vehicle, along with the facelifted Sierra, was debuted in 1987.
After being accustomed to the Taunus/sharp-edged, Cortina's straight-line three-box style, many people found the design blob-like and difficult to accept, and it was called "the jellymould." Regardless, the design had a purpose, producing a drag coefficient of just 0.34, a significant improvement over the boxy outgoing 0.45 Taunus/ Cortina's. This aerodynamic design, according to Ford, was crucial for reducing fuel consumption and was also used as mitigation for the V6 engines.