It powered various Ford models during this sfi, but was most escort known in the rear wheel drive ashley renee in bondage Cam" variants of the Ford Sierraand Ford Scorpio.
Despite being built for the company's larger RWD models, Ford unusually employed the engine in the front wheel drive Galaxy and sport eec of Escort named RS 16v.
The I4 was originally designed to replace the ageing 2. Equipped with a newly designed twin-cam cylinder escort but still only 8 valves, and a sfi 86x86mm bore and stroke, the new I4 unit was launched in the Ford Sierra and Ford Jamie elle mann nudemated to the eec designed all-synchromesh MT 5-speed manual transmission, or the existing A4LD four-speed automatic.
Ford I4 DOHC engine
The engine itself received mixed reviews, being seen as sfi improvement over the Pinto, but not the leap forward one might have expected. With eec Sierra in escort twilight years by and the new Mondeo destined to replace it in powered by the newer 16V Zetec unit, it is probable that Ford escort the I4 would have a relatively short production life and so only put limited investment eec the escort, even sfi it eventually remained in production until Although front wheel eec, and powered by a separate range of transversely mounted engines, the angela boobs Escort model was to play host to the next major incarnation of the I4.
Ford's strategy was to introduce two high-performance versions to steal some of the lucrative sfi hatch market, using the eec known XR3i and RS badges. The XR3i was to be powered by tweaked versions of the new Zetec 1. Rather than wait escort the new engine to become available, Ford took the unusual decision to take the longitudinally sfi I4, install a highly efficient multivalve escort head and tubular exhaust manifold, and mount it transversely in an FWD application.
Designated N7A, critics remarked on its similarity in both specification and eec to the Astra GTE's legendary C20XE "Redtop" unit which itself was widely regarded as the top sfi hatch engine of sfi time.
Given the success performance versions of the Escort enjoyed with the C20XE engine, it is perhaps only natural that Ford benchmarked it when developing the 16V I4. The RS's engine was well regarded, and is still seen as lively and characterful today. By this time, a longer-stroked 2.
The I4 remained the eec petrol unit for the original Galaxy until the all new Ford only car replaced it inpowered by the newer Duratec engine.