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Ford Fiesta Mark II,Mark III,Mark IV,1983-2002

Fiesta Mark II (1983-1989)

Ford Fiesta Mark II
Ford Fiesta front 20070920.jpg
Production 1983-1989
Assembly Almussafes, Spain
Dagenham, United Kingdom
Cologne, Saarlouis, Germany
Body style 3-door hatchback
3-door panel van
Engine Petrol:
957 cc (58.4 cu in) 45 PS (33 kW),
1,117 cc (68.2 cu in) 49-53 PS (36-39 kW),
1,298 cc (79.2 cu in) 66 PS (49 kW);
1,298 cc (79.2 cu in) 69 PS (51 kW),
1,368 cc (83.5 cu in) 71 PS (52 kW),
1,597 cc (97.5 cu in) 96 PS (71 kW);
1,608 cc (98.1 cu in) 54 PS (40 kW)
Transmission Ford BC4 & BC5 4- or 5-speed manual gearbox,
continuously variable transmission
Wheelbase 2,286 mm (90.0 in)
Length 3,565 mm (140.4 in)
Width 1,567 mm (61.7 in)
Height 1,360 mm (54 in)

The Fiesta Mark II appeared towards the end of summer 1983 with a revised front end and interior, and a bootlid mirroring the swage lines from the sides of the car. The 1.3 L OHV engine was dropped, being replaced in 1984 by a CVH powerplant of similar capacity, itself superseded by the lean burn 1.4 L two years later. 957 and 1,117 cc engines continued with only slight alterations and for the first time a Fiesta diesel was produced with a 1600 cc engine adapted from the Escort.

The new CTX continuously variable transmission, also fitted in the Fiat Uno, eventually appeared early in 1987 on 1.1 L models only. This gearbox provided a quick and economic driving experience, despite the resemblance of the sensation of the continuously variable transmission to that of a slipping clutch.

The Mk 2 featured a different dashboard on the lower-series trim levels compared to the more expensive variants.

1984 Ford Fiesta Mk2 XR2.

The XR2 model was thoroughly updated with a larger bodykit. It also featured a 96 bhp (72 kW) 1.6 L CVH engine as previously seen in the Ford Escort XR3, and five-speed gearbox (also standard on the 1.3 L CVH models). The engine was replaced by a lean-burn variant in 1986 which featured a revised cylinder head and carburettor; it was significantly cleaner from an environmental viewpoint but was slightly less powerful as a result (95 bhp/71 kW).

A truly "hot" Fiesta was never produced by the factory to avoid impacting on sales of performance Ford Escort variants but many aftermarket conversions were available, the best-known being that by the English firm Turbo Technics boosting power to a well documented 125 bhp (93 kW), which easily outclassed its "standard" rivals. Ford appreciated the high quality of this conversion and was keen to look after its customers: the installation was undertaken by approved fitting centres and all the warranties remained valid after.

The face-lifted, facing competition from the Vauxhall Nova and Austin Metro, was one of the UK's top supermini. In its best-ever year, 1987, over 150,000 Fiesta models were sold in the UK,[2] though it missed out on first place in the sales charts to the Ford Escort.

The Mk 2 Fiesta lives on as the donor vehicle for Quantum Sports Cars' 2+2 convertible[8] with several hundred manufactured at the factory in Stourbridge before production moved to Kingsbridge.

Mk II specifications
Engine type(s) Inline-4: Petrol, Ford Kent/ValenciaOHV, Ford CVH, and Diesel
Capacity 957-1,608 cc (58.4-98.1 cu in)
Power 45-96 bhp (34-72 kW)
Max. speed 88-101 mph (142-163 km/h)
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) 8.7-19.0 seconds

[edit] Fiesta Mark III (1989-1997)

Ford Fiesta Mark III
Ford Fiesta MK3 front 20070926.jpg
Production 1989-1997
Assembly Almussafes, Spain
Dagenham, United Kingdom
Cologne, Saarlouis, Germany
Body style 3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
3-door panel van
3-door 'high cube' panel van
Platform Ford B platform

999 cc (61.0 cu in) 45 PS (33 kW),
1,118 cc (68.2 cu in) 50-55 PS (37-40 kW),
1,289 cc (78.7 cu in) 60 PS (44 kW);
1,392 cc (84.9 cu in) 71-75 PS (52-55 kW),
1,596 cc (97.4 cu in) 104 PS (76 kW),
1,596 cc (97.4 cu in) Turbo 133 PS (98 kW);
1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) 90 PS (66 kW),
1,796 cc (109.6 cu in) 105-130 PS (77-96 kW);

1,753 cc (107.0 cu in) 60 PS (44 kW)
Transmission Ford IB4 & IB5 4- or 5-speed manual gearbox,
continuously variable transmission
Related Ford Ka
Ford Courier

The third generation Fiesta Mark III, codenamed BE-13 was unveiled at the end of 1988 and officially went on sale in the February of the following year. Although it was essentially a reskin of the Mk.II (which in turn was a facelift of the 1976 original), it looked radically different, and did address the principal weakness of the previous generation - the lack of a 5-door derivative, something that was by then available in its major rivals such as the Fiat Uno, Peugeot 205 and Opel Corsa/Vauxhall Nova. The other main change was to the running gear - the improved HCS (High Compression Swirl) version of the Kent/Valencia powerplant. The CVH units from the Mk II were carried over largely unmodified. The diesel engine was enlarged to a 1.8L capacity.

This model had the longest production life of any Fiesta to date, achieved the highest yearly sales of any Fiesta in the early 1990s - achieving a sales volume of 1 million units inside the first two years of production, and underwent numerous changes in its life. For example, the car had four different versions of standard steering wheels during its lifetime (the launch wheel, then updated in 1992, 1994 and 1995) and the most changes to standard UK trim levels of any Fiesta (examples across the years show the large line-up: Popular, Popular Plus, L, LX, Ghia, 1.6S, XR2i, RS Turbo, RS1800, Fiesta, Louisiana, DL, SX, Azura, Si, Classic, Classic Quartz, Classic Cabaret, Saphire). A Fiesta-derived van, the Ford Courier, was launched in 1991.

Fuel injection engines became available in 1991. Major changes were introduced to the range in 1994. Major structural improvements were made to improve safety, as well as a new immobiliser being fitted to petrol models. The UK trim line-up was also simplified to Fiesta, LX, Si (which also had a new bumper and seat designs) and Ghia. Revised door mirrors were also fitted, as were a line-up of fresh wheel trim designs.

As for sports models, the XR2i was launched in 1989[1] with an 8v CVH (compound valve-angle hemispherical combustion chamber) engine but was replaced by a Zetec 16v version in 1992, which also saw the RS Turbo being supplanted by the RS1800-as the CVH engine was being phased out, the RS1800 shared its 1.8 L Zetec fuel-injected engine with the 130 PS (96 kW; 130 bhp) version of the then-current Ford Escort XR3i and had a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h). The XR2i name was also dropped in early 1994, and the insurance-friendly "Si" badge appeared in its place on a slightly less sporty-looking model with either the 1.4 L PTE (a development of the CVH) or the 1.6 L Zetec engine.

From 1995 the vehicle was built and sold at the same time as the new Mark IV. To distinguish the car, trim levels were revised, and it was marketed as the "Fiesta Classic". This continued until production finally ceased in 1997.

Mk III specifications;
Engine type(s) Inline-4: Petrol, Ford Kent/HCS (OHV), Ford CVH (OHC), Ford Zetec (OHC), and Diesel (OHC)
Capacity 999-1,796 cc (61.0-109.6 cu in)
Power 45-133 bhp (34-99 kW)
Max. speed 86-129 mph (138-208 km/h)
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) 7.9-19.0 seconds

[edit] Fiesta Mark IV (1995-2002)

Ford Fiesta Mark IV
Ford Fiesta MK4 front 20070926.jpg
Also called Mazda 121
Mazda Soho
Production 1995-2002
Assembly Almussafes, Spain
Dagenham, United Kingdom
Cologne, Saarlouis, Germany
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Body style 3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
3-door panel van
3-door 'high cube'panel van
2 door coupe utility
Platform Ford B platform

1,299 cc (79.3 cu in) 50-60 PS (37-44 kW);
1,242 cc (75.8 cu in) 75 PS (55 kW),
1,388 cc (84.7 cu in) 90 PS (66 kW);

Fiesta Mark IV (1999-2002) facelift

Ford Fiesta Mark IV facelift (2000) 5-door
Ford Fiesta Mark IV facelift (2000) 3-door
Ford Courier Pickup

In 1999, the Fiesta received a minor facelift[6][9] aimed at giving the car a New Edge look, with a Focus-inspired face, new bumpers and wheel designs. Facelift known as Mark V in United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Other changes include 1.6i 16V Zetec engine, fitted to the new Zetec S model, and later available in Ghia and Freestyle trims. New features such as side airbags and (after launch) the reintroduction of leather trim. An environmentally friendly E-Diesel model for 2001, with CO2 emissions of 120 g/km. The Lynx 1.8 TDDi engine (also introduced after launch).

The Mk IV facelift[9] was the last generation of Fiesta to be built at Dagenham in England. Its internal code name was still BE91. The UK trim level line-up consisted of: 1999, Encore, Finesse, Zetec, LX, Ghia; 2000, Zetec S added; 2001, E-Diesel added at bottom of range, Flight and Freestyle respectively replace Finesse and Zetec.

In South Africa, the facelift used the Port Elizabeth-built 1.3 L and 1.6 L Rocam engines, instead of the European Sigma 16-valve engines. This model formed the basis of the Ford Ikon (code name C195), which is a four-door sedan designed for India, where Ford was now producing cars in a joint venture with Mahindra.[citation needed] The Ikon was also introduced in other developing countries, such as Brazil (where it is known as the Fiesta Sedan), South Africa, Mexico and China, where sedans are preferred to hatchbacks. They are extremely reliable, and became one of Ford's successes. There were also four truck variants, the simplest being the "Fiesta Van" which was a three-door hatchback with the rear quarter windows blanked over and the rear seat omitted. Another van with a boxy rear body and stretched wheelbase used the Courier nameplate and formed the basis of two pick-up models, one with the short doors of the 5-door hatchback and small quarterlights in the style of larger extended cab pick-ups, made in South Africa; and another with the 3-door's longer doors and no quarter windows, made in Brazil.

The Fiesta was still Britain's best-selling supermini in 2001, by which time it was making use of a design over a decade old (though heavily updated visually and mechanically). In three-door form, it was sold alongside the Mk 5 Fiesta from April to December 2002.

[edit] Zetec S

The Zetec S was the highest Fiesta trim, and although its 1.6 L 16v Sigma engine was available in other Fiestas (such as the Freestyle) the Zetec S pushed out 101 bhp (75 kW; 102 PS),[10] and had major alterations to the suspension, with stiffer anti-roll bars and uprated brakes shared with the Puma.

The Zetec S Mk 5 facelift[9] has a sizeable following, with many websites dedicated to the vehicle. There is also a tuning culture devoted to this model, with reputable companies such as Milltek Sport and Shawspeed developing performance parts solely for the Sigma engine.

1,753 cc (107.0 cu in) 60 PS (44 kW);

1,753 cc (107.0 cu in) 75 PS (55 kW)
Transmission Ford IB5 5-speed manual gearbox,
continuously variable transmission
Related Ford Ka
Ford Puma
Ford Ikon

The all new Fiesta Mark IV (internal code name was BE91) was launched in 1995[1] and became Britain's best-selling car from 1996 to 1998.

The model used the chassis of the Mark III car[citation needed], but most components were heavily revised, including a new suspension system, which gave the Fiesta one of the best handling abilities in its class.

The model featured a range of new Zetec engines, available in 1.25 L and 1.4 L forms, the 1.8 diesel engine was slightly modified for the Mark IV, now marketed as the "Endura DE". The 1.3 L OHV engine was carried over from the Mark III. As well as the major changes to the chassis, the Mark IV also benefited from a new interior and exterior styling, including a soft painted instrument panel for the first year of production, albeit maintaining a similar dimensions to the Mark III. The RS1800 and RS Turbo models were not carried over to the updated Fiesta range.

The Mark IV Fiesta shared a production line and design with the Mazda 121, which sold in much lower volumes and was not produced for the British market after 1999.

In Brazil a 1.0-litre version was available, in L, LX and GL trim levels; it was sold in Argentina and Chile. The UK trim level line up had relatively few changes over the years: (1995, Encore, LX, Si, Ghia; 1996, Ghia X added as range-topper; 1998, Si replaced by Zetec, petrol LX models briefly renamed Zetec LX, Ghia X models axed; 1999, Finesse added between Encore and Zetec).

In 1997, the Mark IV was introduced into South Africa. This is the first time the Fiesta entered the South African vehicle market. Only one engine was available, the 1.3 L Endura E. It subsequently won the South African Car of the Year award. The 1.3 L engine was replaced with the 1.4 L PTE (CVH) engine in 1999.

The Mark IV was not sold in North America.

The German-built Ford Puma was based on the Mark IV, sharing its underpinnings. For this reason the 1.7 VCT engine from the Ford Puma has become an extremely popular engine swap into the Mark IV and Mark IV facelift Fiesta. This gives the popular hatchback an extra 100 cc over the previous largest engine size available, variable cam timing and better ratio gearbox while still retaining a factory finish as all components are a direct swap.

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As an exercise in badge engineering, the Mazda 121 and Ford Fiesta were built on the same production lines and used almost all the same parts. In the JD Power reliability surveys at the time, the Mazda was reported to be significantly more reliable and attracted higher levels of customer satisfaction.

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