1982 UK model range

All pictures and specifications here are from 'Ford Cars - October 1982'

, and do not necessarily reflect a car you might actually buy from this period. As Ford changed specifications regularly over the car's production run, these sections are intended as a guide only.

The quality of pictures from this brochure early in the Car's production run re not upto the same standard as later editions. Up until around 1985, Ford model range brochures were printed on what seems to be very porous paper almost making the entire brochure look like it came off the same printing press as the 'Beano'. Later brochures were printed on heavy glossy paper meaning the images were reproduced clearly.

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

Sierra Saloon.

Sierra 5-door saloon - Ford publicity shot Sierra saloon interior - Ford Publicity shot
although this is the least expensive Sierra, it is still remarkably well equipped - a drivers car through and through - Ford Literature

Engine :
- 1294cc OHC "Pinto" engine. 4 cylinder in-line. Single variable venturi carburettor with automatic choke. Electronic breakerless ignition. Max output - 60PS at 5700rpm. Max torque - 98Nm (DIN) at 3100rpm. 0-60mph time laughable. 30.7mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 44.8mpg at a constant 56mph
- 1593cc OHC "Pinto" engine. 4 Cylinder in-line. Single variable venturi carburettor with automatic choke. Electronic breakerless ignition. Max output - 75PS at 5300rpm. Max torque - 120Nm (DIN) at 2900rpm. 0-60mph time unavailable. 27.4mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 43.5mpg at a constant 56mph (optional 5-speed transmission)
- 2304cc OHV Diesel engine. 4 Cylinder in-line. Indirect mechanical injection with Glow-plug pre-warm. Max output - 67PS at 4200rpm. Max torque - 139Nm (DIN) at 2000rpm. 0-60mph time unavailable. 34.0mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 56.5mpg at a constant 56mph (5-speed transmission only)

Transmission : 4-speed manual gearbox (5-speed on Diesel). Drive to rear wheels. 5-speed gearbox or automatic transmission option on 1600 engine only.

Brakes : Front-rear split hydraulic circuit with vacuum servo assistance. 9.4" solid front disks and 8" rear drums on 1300 and 1600 engines. Ventillated front disks with 9" rear drums on other engines.

Suspension : Front Macpherson struts with coil springs and rearward-facing anti-roll bar. Rear semi-trailing arms with coil spring system mounted on an insulated subframe. Fully independant. Hydraulic twin-tube shock absorbers.

Exterior Features : Bright inserts in damage resistant grey plastic bumpers. Grey plastic 3-vent front grille. Door mirror on drivers side.

Interior Features : "Windsor" fabric. Reclining front seats. Carpet in passenger compartment. Front door operated courtsey light. Mouded door trim incorporating arm rest, door pulls and stowage bin. Carpet in luggage compartment. Tipping parcel shelf. A-frame head restraints available at extra cost



Sierra L.

Sierra L 5-door hatchback - Ford Publicity shot Sierra L fascia - Ford Publicity Shot Sierra L Hatchback - Ford Publicity shot Sierra L interior - Ford Publicity Shot
With the L, the Sierra moves up a step. - Ford Literature

Engine : - As Sierra Saloon

Transmission : - As Sierra Saloon

Brakes : - As Sierra Saloon

Suspension : - As Sierra Saloon

Exterior features : Body-coloured front grille. Bodyside moulding and bump-strip. Aerodynamic 2-vent ABS plastic wheel covers. Body-coloured lockable fuel filler cap. Driver and Passenger side door mirrors.

Interior features : Additional sound insulation. "Bristol / Sandford" fabric trim. Fabric inserts in door trim. Reclining front seats with adjustable head restraints. 60/40 split rear seat to maximise load capacity. Vanity mirror on passenger sunvisor. Cigar lighter. Analogue clock in fascia. Ford MW/LW push-button radio. Load compartment lamp.



Sierra GL.

Sierra GL 5-door hatchback - Ford Publicity Shot GL interior - Ford Publicity shot GL fascia - Ford Publicity shot
The GL is an executive class car. At this stage, the 2.0 and 2.3 litre engines become available. And some subtle design changes make the car more prestigious... - Ford Literature

Engine :

- 1593cc OHC "Pinto" engine. - As Sierra Saloon
- 1993cc OHC "Pinto" engine. 4 Cylinder in-line. Sequential twin venturi carburettor with automatic choke. Electronic breakerless ignition. Max output - 105PS at 5200rpm. Max torque - 157Nm (DIN) at 4000rpm. 0-60mph time unavailable. 26.9mpg on a simulated urban cycle rising to 49.6mpg at a constant 56mph (optional 5-speed transmission)
- 2294cc OHV engine. 6 Cylinder V6 (2 banks of 3 in-line). Synchronous twin venturi. 114PS at 5300rpm. Max torque - 176Nm (DIN) at 3000 rpm. No fuel economy figures quoted in the information available to the webmaster.
- 2304cc OHV Diesel engine. - As Sierra Saloon

Transmission : - As Sierra Saloon with the following changes - Automatic transmission standard on V6 with 5-speed manual option available at no extra cost on the same engine. Automatic and 5-speed gearboxes extra-cost options with 1.6 and 2.0 litre engines

Brakes : - As Sierra Saloon.

Suspension : - As Sierra Saloon

Exterior features : As Sierra L with following changes - Bright insert in window surrounds. Internally adjustable door mirrors.

Interior features : - As Sierra L with following changes - additional sound insulation. "Chelsea" fabric trim. Fabric inserts in door trim with bright insert. Reclining front seats with adjustable head restraints. 60/40 split rear. Vanity mirror on passenger sunvisor. Full length centre console with trinket tray. Analogue clock in fascia and "Clean hands" check lights for brake pad wear, oil, fuel, coolant and washer fluid low levels. Ford MW/LW push-button radio. Load compartment lamp. Carpeted rear seat backs. Illuminated ashtray. Locking passenger-side glovebox with light. Horn push on centre of steering wheel. Back illuminated instrument fascia with brightness control. Built-in storage box on rear parcel shelf.



Sierra Ghia.

Sierra Ghia - Ford Publicity shot Sierra Ghia Front end - Ford Publicity shot Ghia interior - Ford Publicity shot Ghia facia - Ford Publicity shot
The Ghia is the top of the Sierra range - the top car in its class.... ....Inside, you'll find everything you expect of a Ghia, and more. - Ford Literature

Engine :

- 1593cc OHC "Pinto" engine. - As Sierra Saloon
- 1993cc OHC "Pinto" engine. - As Sierra GL
- 2294cc OHV engine. 6 Cylinder V6. - As Sierra GL

Transmission : - As Sierra GL.

Brakes : - As Sierra Saloon

Suspension : - As Sierra Saloon

Exterior features : As Sierra GL with following changes - Aerodynamically designed 3-vent wheelcovers. Larger headlamps with integral driving lamps. Front fog lights. Engine compartment light. Body coloured slotless front panel incorporating headlights and driving lamps. Damage-resistant polycarbonate bumper with moulded in overriders and deeper spoiler (front). Tinted glass all round. Electrically operated and heated door mirrors. Central locking and electric rear tailgate release. Wide bodyside moulding with bright insert and bright insert around windows. Tilting / sliding glass sunroof. Electrically operated radio aerial.

Interior features : - As Sierra L with following changes - additional sound insulation. "Chatsworth" fabric trim. Reclining front seats with adjustable head restraints, seatback map pockets and valances. Drivers seat height adjustment. Drivers and passenger seat lumbar adjusment. 60/40 split rear seat with rear central arm rest and side bolsters over wheel arches. Load compartment lamp. Fully carpeted load compartment with toolkit and first-aid kit. Full length centre console with cassette stowage box and lid. Electric front windows. Illuminated passenger vanity mirror. Rear cigar lighter. Overhead console incorporating front courtesy light and two map-reading lights. Ford push-button MW/LW radio cassette player via four-speaker system and joystick balance control. Cut-pile carpet in passenger compartment. Muti-function display incorporating digital calendar/stopwatch, standard analogue clock and graphic module to warn of bulb failure/door ajar/low ambient temperature (ice). "Clean hands" check lights for brake pad wear, oil, fuel, coolant and washer fluid low levels. Illuminated ashtray. Locking passenger-side glovebox with light. Horn push on centre of steering wheel. Back illuminated instrument fascia with tachometer and brightness control. Variable interval intermittant wipe. Wood capping to upper door panels. Built-in storage box on rear parcel shelf. 4-door operated courtsey lights with delay function and footwell illumination.




Sierra / L / GL / Ghia Estate Cars.

Sierra L Estate car - Ford Publicity shot
Spacious though it is, the Sierra hatchback won't be big enough for everyone. But the Sierra estate almost certainly will be. It's total load capacity, with the back seats folded is 69 cu.ft. The Sierra Esatate was engineered as an estate from the outset and is just as aerodynamically efficient as the saloon... ...From the drivers seat, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between the saloon and the estate. - Ford Literature

Engine :

- 1593cc OHC "Pinto" engine. - As Sierra Saloon (Available : all models)
- 1993cc OHC "Pinto" engine. - As Sierra Saloon (Available : L Business pack, GL and Ghia only)
- 2294cc OHV engine. 6 Cylinder V6. - As Sierra Saloon (Available : GL and Ghia only)
- 2304cc OHV Diesel engine. - As Sierra Saloon (Available : Sierra Estate and L only)

Transmission : - As Sierra Saloon with the following changes - Automatic transmission standard on V6 with 5-speed manual option available at no extra cost on the same engine. Automatic and 5-speed gearboxes extra-cost options with 1.6 and 2.0 litre engines on GL and Ghia trim only.

Brakes : - As Sierra Saloon

Suspension : - As Sierra Saloon but with relocated rear shock absorbers.

Exterior features : - As Sierra Saloon / L / GL / Ghia.

Interior features : - As Sierra Saloon / L / GL / Ghia.


Sierra L Estate Business Pack :
The Sierra L Estate is available with a special business pack which includes the 2.0 Litre OHC engine. Internally and externally it is specified as the Sierra L Estate but with the following :
- 195/70 HR 13 Tyres
- Ventillated front disk brakes
- Uprated front suspension
- 1700kg permissible gross vehicle weight
- 1085kg permissible rear axle load.

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