1989 / 90 UK model range

All pictures and specifications here are from 'Ford Cars 1990 - Edition one' and cover the model range as sold between January and February 1990.

It does not necessarily reflect a car you might actually buy from this period as shortly after this brochure was produced, Ford facelifted the model range entirely. The GL model was replaced with the GLX, and the trim - both exterior and interior - was revised. As such, this section should be treated as a guide only.

As this page is quite long, please click on the link below to review model specification :

Sierra Laser and Sierra Sapphire Classic (Special Editions).

Sierra Sapphire Classic - Ford Publicity shot Classic / Laser interior - Ford Publicity Shot
The timeless elegance of classical saloon styling is emphasised in this very distinctive Sierra Sapphire. The graceful exterior lines are complemented by stylish tricoat white wheel covers, and the interior has an attractive barcelona trim. Audio equipment comprises a high quality electronic AM/FM mono radio. . . for your classical listening perhaps? - Ford Literature

Engine :
- 1593cc OHC "Pinto" engine. 4 cylinder in-line with sequential twin venturi carburettor. Max output 75PS (DIN) at 4900rpm. Max torque 123Nm (DIN) at 2900rpm. 0-60mph in 13.3 seconds. 31.7mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 51.4mpg at a constant 56mph.
- 2304cc OHV Diesel engine. 4 cylinder in-line. Indirect mechanical fuel injection. Glow plug pre-warmup. Max output 67PS (DIN) at 4200rpm. Max torque 139Nm (DIN) at 2000rpm. 0-60mph in 17.8 seconds. 32.8mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 57.6mpg at a constant 56mph.

Transmission : 5-speed manual gearbox. Rear wheel drive.

Brakes : Ventillated 10.5" front disks and rear drums. ABS optional extra.

Suspension : Front Macpherson struts with coil springs and rearward-facing anti-roll bar. Rear semi-trailing coil spring system. Fully independant.

Exterior features : Tilt-or-slide sunroof; Colour-toned polycarbonate bumpers with a bright insert; bright insert in bodyside moulding; Black ABS plastic housing to door mirrors; Wheel covers in tricoat white.

Interior features : Manual internally adjustable door mirrors; storage bins on the front doors.



Sierra L and Sierra Sapphire L.

Classic / Laser interior (close to L) - Ford Publicity Shot
The Sierra's surprisingly high levels of specification and equipment will change your mind about cars bearing the L badge. Stylish inside and out, and with a choice of powerful petrol engines, the Sierra L means very satisfying motoring . . .which is no surprise to anyone who knows the Sierra. - Ford Literature

Engine :
- 1593cc OHC "Pinto" engine. - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic
- 1769cc CVH engine. 4 cylinder in-line with sequential twin venturi carburettor. Max output 90PS (DIN) at 5250rpm. Max torque 147Nm (DIN) at 3000rpm. 0-60mph in 11.1 seconds. 29.7mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 47.9Mpg at a constant 56mph.
- 1998cc DOHC engine. 4 cylinder in-line. Sequential twin venturi carburettor and electronic breakerless ignition. Max output 109PS (DIN) at 5600rpm. Max torque 174Nm (DIN) at 3000rpm. 0-60mph in 9.7 seconds. 29.7mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 50.4mpg at a constant 56mph.
- 2304 OHV Diesel engine. - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic

Transmission : - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic. Automatic transmission optional on 1800 engine.

Brakes : - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic.

Suspension : - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic.

Exterior features : Tinted glass and tilt-or-slide sunroof; grey polycarbonate bumpers with a red insert; red insert in bodyside moulding; Black ABS plastic housing to door mirrors.

Interior features : Sports steering wheel; manual internally adjustable door mirrors; central locking.



Sierra LX and Sierra Sapphire LX.

Sierra Sapphire LX - Ford Publicity shot GLS / GL / LX Facia - Ford Publicity shot
A high degree of individuality characterises the Sierra Sapphire LX. It now adds Ford's ultra-smooth Double Overhead Cam 2.0-litre petrol engine to the many tecnical advancements it embodies, enhancing the sporty appeal - Ford Literature

Engine :
- 1593cc OHC "Pinto" engine. - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic.
- 1769cc CVH engine. - As Sierra L / Sapphire L.
- 1998cc DOHC Engine. - As Sierra L / Sapphire L.

Transmission : - As Sierra L / Sapphire L.

Brakes : - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic.

Suspension : - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic.

Exterior features : Tinted glass and tilt-or-slide sunroof; Grey polycarbonate bumpers with a red insert; red insert in bodyside mouldings; Mid-grey treatment below bodyside mouldings to match bumpers; Black ABS plastic housing to door mirrors.

Interior features : Electric front windows; Electrically operated door mirrors; fully adjustable drivers seat with seatback map pocket; Sports steering wheel; manual internally adjustable door mirrors; central locking.



Sierra GL and Sierra Sapphire GL.

Sierra Sapphire GL - Ford Publicity shot GLS / GL / LX Facia - Ford Publicity shot
Sierra GL (and GLS) models form a pleasing partnership with the GL emphasising luxury (and the GLS asserting more sporty characteristics). (Both) provide high standards of interior comfort and embody the underlying appeal of the entire Sierra range. - Ford Literature

Engine :
- 1593cc OHC "Pinto" engine. - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic.
- 1769cc CVH engine. - As Sierra L / Sapphire L.
- 1998cc DOHC Engine. - As Sierra L / Sapphire L.
- 1998cc DOHC EFi engine with or without Catalytic converter. As Sierra L / Sapphire L but with electronic fuel injection and Ford EEC IV engine management systems. Max output - 120PS (DIN) at 5500rpm. Max torque - 171Nm (DIN) at 2500rpm. 0-60mph in 9.3 seconds. 30.7mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 48.7mpg at a constant 56mph (EFi figues, Catalytic converter equipped vehicles will do slightly worse according to Ford figures).
- 2304 OHV Diesel engine. - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic

Transmission : - As Sierra L / Sapphire L. Automatic now optional on 1.8 and 2.0 engines.

Brakes : - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic.

Suspension : - As Sierra Laser / Sapphire Classic.

Exterior features : Tinted glass and tilt-or-slide sunroof; Colour-toned polycarbonate bumpers with a bright insert; bright insert in bodyside moulding. Black ABS plastic housing to door mirrors.

Interior features : Electric front windows; Electrically operated door mirrors; fully adjustable drivers seat; Variable delay intermittant wipe facility; 4-door operated courtesy light; central locking.



Sierra GLS and Sierra Sapphire GLS.

Sierra GLS - Ford Publicity Shot GLS / GL / LX Facia - Ford Publicity shot
Sierra (GL and) GLS models form a pleasing partnership with the (GL emphasising luxury and the) GLS asserting more sporty characteristics. (Both) provide high standards of interior comfort and embody the underlying appeal of the entire Sierra range. - Ford Literature

Engine :
- 1998cc DOHC EFi engine. - As Sierra GL / Sapphire GL. No catalyst option.

Transmission : - As Sierra L / Sapphire L.

Brakes : - As Sierra L / Sapphire L.

Suspension : - As Sierra L / Sapphire L but variable rate rear springs and larger diameter front anti-roll bar.

Exterior features : Headlight wash/wipe; Tinted glass and tilt-or-slide sunroof; Grey polycarbonate bumpers with a red insert; red insert in bodyside mouldings; Mid-grey treatment below bodyside mouldings to match bumpers; Front fog lights; Body coloured ABS plastic housing to door mirrors.

Interior features : Heated front windscreen (optional extra); Electric front windows; Electrically operated door mirrors; Sports steering wheel; fully adjustable drivers seat; Variable delay intermittant wipe facility; 4-door operated courtesy light; central locking.



Sierra Ghia and Sierra Sapphire Ghia.

Sierra Ghia - Ford Publicity shot Sierra Sapphire Ghia - Ford Publicity Shot
There's very little left to the imagination in this Lavishly equipped Sierra, eminently deserving of the name Ghia. - Ford Literature

Engine :
- 1998cc EFi DOHC engine. - As Sierra GL / Sapphire GL. Catalyst optional.

Transmission : - As Sierra L / Sapphire L. Automatic gearbox optional. Power Steering.

Brakes : - As Sierra L / Sapphire L.

Suspension : - As Sierra L / Sapphire L.

Exterior features : Pepperpot allow wheels; Headlight wash/wipe; Tinted glass and tilt-or-slide sunroof; Colour toned bumpers with a bright insert; Wide colour toned bodyside mouldings with a bright insert; Front fog lights; Metallic paint (optional extra); Body coloured ABS plastic housing to door mirrors.

Interior features : Auxilliary warning light module; Graphic Information module showing light and door status, low air temperature; Heated front windscreen; Electric front and rear windows; Electrically operated door mirrors; Air conditioning (optional extra); Sports steering wheel; fully adjustable drivers seat; Front seatback map pockets; Exclusive fabric seat trim; Rear head restraints; Rear heating ducts; variable delay intermittant wipe facility; 4-door operated courtesy light; Rear courtesy light; central locking.



Sierra XR4 x 4.

Sierra XR4x4 - Ford publicity shot Sierra Ghia interior, same as XR4 - Ford Publicity shot
Here's the Sierra that sets high standards of traction, stability and high performance - Ford Literature

Engine : 2933cc "Cologne" engine. V6 with EFi and Ford EEC-IV engine management. Max output 150PS (DIN) at 5700rpm. Max torque 233Nm (DIN) at 3000rpm 0-60mph in 8.2 seconds. 18.2mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 37.7mpg at a constant 56mph.

Transmission : 5-speed manual gearbox. Drive to all four wheels in a 40:60 (F:R) split. Power Steering.

Brakes : Electronically controlled ABS acting on ventillated 10.2" front disks and solid 9.9" rear disks

Suspension : Front Macpherson struts with coil springs and rearward-facing anti-roll bar. Rear semi-trailing coil spring system. Fully independant. Sports settings with progressive rear springs, gas-filled dampers and a larger diameter front anti-roll bar.

Exterior Features : 7-Spoke alloy wheels; Headlight wash/wipe; Body-coloured tailgate spoiler; Body-coloured polycarbonate bumpers with black inserts; wide black bodyside mouldings; front fog lights; Body coloured ABS plastic housing to door mirrors.

Interior Features : Auxilliary warning light module; Graphic Information module showing light and door status, low air temperature; Heated front windscreen; Electric front and rear windows; Electrically operated door mirrors; Air conditioning (optional extra); 4-door operated courtesy light; rear courtesy light; central locking.

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