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 Equipment levels are always the subject of some confusion, and here (I hope) is the definitive answer. 

On 1994 to 1995 Models there were three levels of trim; Executive, Ghia and Ultima. The base model provided the minimum equipment level, on which the higher specifications were added. However, optional 'packs' included Driver's Option, Luxury Option, Partial Raven and Convenience Option and could add to the spec of even a Base model. However, the 2.0 8V model was only available with a manual gearbox and in Executive trim.

Performance: December 1994

Fuel Consumption Figures Performance MPH
Scorpio Saloon Urban  Constant 56 Constant 75 Max Speed 0-60 Time 30-50 Time
2.0 8V 5 speed 24.8 (11.4) 43.5 (6.5) 35.3 (8.0) 120 12.0 9.2
2.0 16V 5 Speed 23.9 (11.9) 42.2 (6.7) 34.0 (8.5) 129 10.4 9.0
2.0 16V Auto 23.7 (11.8) 38.7 (7.3) 33.2 (8.3) 121 12.2 N/A
2.9 12V Auto 18.1 (15.6) 35.3 (8.0) 29.1 (9.7) 124 10.5 N/A
2.9 24V Auto 19.5 (14.5) 34.4 (8.2) 28.5 (9.9) 140 8.5 N/A
2.5 TD 5 speed 27.2 (10.4) 46.3 (6.0) 36.2 (7.7) 120 11.2 6.7
Scorpio Estate            
2.0 8V 5 Speed 24.4 (11.6) 42.8 (6.6) 34.9 (8.1) 116 12.3 9.6
2.0 16V 5 Speed 23.5 (12.3) 41.5 (7.4) 33.2 (8.6) 124 10.7 9.3
2.0 16V Auto 23.0 (12.0) 38.2 (6.8) 32.8 (8.5) 116 12.6 N/A
2.9 12V Auto 17.7 (16.0) 34.9 (8.1) 28.8 (9.1) 122 10.8 N/A
2.9 24V Auto 19.5 (14.5) 34.4 (8.2) 28.5 (9.9) 134 8.7 N/A
2.5 TD 5 speed 27.2 (10.4) 47.1 (6.1) 36.7 (7.8) 116 11.4 7.0


Safety & Security Drivers airbag. Front seat belt grabbers. Anti theft alarm with Safeguard (PATS). Remote central locking - high security shielded door locks. Central locking fuel cap. Visible VIN
Mechanical ABS, PAS, vented front disk brakes (vented rear on 24V)
Exterior Bodyside mouldings and colour coded bumpers. Metallic paint was a no-cost option. Manual door mirrors, heated rear window and tinted glass. 6X15 steel wheels with covers. 2 speed/intermittent wipers with electric wash, manual door mirrors. 
Interior Burr walnuts style applique on facia and doors, cut pile carpet, door bins and fabric insert door trims. Courtesy lights with luggage light. Fully reclining front seats, electric height adjustment. Front cigar lighter, centre console with cassette storage, quartz clock, fascia storage, dipping rear view mirror, manual sunroof, electric front windows, one-touch lowering on driver's side. Instrument panel with speedo and tacho, fuel, coolant temp gauges. Warning lights for ABS, low fuel, oil pressure, indicators, high beam, brake failure, handbrake on, alternator, airbag. Illuminated heater control with pollen filters, rake and reach adjustable steering column. 
Radio Model 2006 RDS with 4 speakers, remote control from Jan 95
Estates Estates had rear wipers with electric wash & reverse gear linked, self levelling suspension.

24V Executives had 6X15 alloys with 205/65 X 15 tyres and Traction Control as standard

OPTIONS packs could be added at further cost - an item shown below could only be selected by buying the whole option pack. So the owner of, say, a 16V who wanted headlamp washers also had to pay for the Traction Control.

DRIVER'S OPTION PACK Front Fog Lights, headlight washer jets, and Traction Control on 16V models.
PARTIAL RAVEN OPTIONS PACK Recaro front seats, leather/cloth interior, wood/leather steering wheel
LUXURY OPTION PACK Cruise Control, CFC-free Semi-Automatic air conditioning, and on Executive, electric sunroof.
CONVENIENCE OPTION PACK  Electric rear windows with global closing from Jan 95, heat front windscreen with heated washer jets (not diesel), electric and heated door mirrors, centre console with padded lid, rear cigar lighter.

COST OPTIONS for the Executive included 

bulletFront passenger airbag
bulletAlarm movement sensor 
bullet12-spoke alloy wheels with 225/50/R16 tyres 
bulletRear parking sensor
bulletHigh-mounted rear stop light
bulletEstates - side window shatter detectors - only available with movement sensor
bulletModel 2060 CD Autochanger with 2007 RDS radio/cassette

So it can be seen that a certain flexibility added to the comfort and equipment level. Some base models might have the air conditioning, or fog lights or headlamp washers - it depended on the options packs chosen at the time of ordering.


In addition to the above, without ordering the OPTIONS packs, the Ghia model included the following at no extra cost; 

bulletGlobal operation of windows and sunroof (after Jan 95)
bullet6X15 Alloy wheels with 195/65X15 tyres, 24V had 6X15 alloys with 205/65 X 15 tyres
bulletElectrically operated and heated door mirrors
bulletQuickclear heated windscreen
bulletVariable intermittent wipers
bullet2007 RDS radio/cassette, 8 speakers (6 on estates), 
bulletAuxillary warning lights incorporating low washer fluid, low coolant, high coolant temperature, graphic information module with 5 way door ajar and low ambient temperature
bulletFuel computer (petrol only)
bulletDriver's pneumatic lumbar support
bulletRear cigar lighter
bulletCentre console with padded cover
bulletElectric sunroof
bulletElectric windows front and rear with Global Closing (Jan 95) 
bulletDelayed courtesy lights.

Cost Options for the Ghia were - 

bulletFront passenger airbag
bulletModel 2060 CD changer.
bulletMovement Sensor
bullet12-spoke alloy wheels with 225/50/R16 tyres
bulletHi-Level stop light
bulletEstates - side window shatter detectors - only available with movement sensor


The Ultima was additionally equipped with the following;

bulletCourtesy lights in front and rear footwells, 
bulletKerb lights, 
bulletReading lights front and rear, 
bulletCruise control, front fog lights, 
bulletModel 2060 CD Autochanger with 2007 RDS radio/cassette, 
bulletDriver's electric 10 function drivers seat with 3 program personalised entry, 
bulletSemi Automatic air conditioning, 
bulletChromatic rear view mirror.
bulletIlluminated vanity mirror

Cost options for the Ultima were:-

bulletFront passenger airbag
bulletTraction control for 16V (standard on 24V)
bulletHeadlight washer jets
bulletFront passenger 10 function passenger seat
bulletLeather trim with heated front seats
bullet12-spoke alloy wheels with 225/50/R16 tyres
bulletHi-Level stop light
bulletEstates - side window shatter detectors - only available with movement sensor

So even on the top of the range Ultima, leather was still a cost-option in 1994 and the splendid 12 spoke alloys were not yet adopted as standard equipment, and the Ghia was not equipped with the air conditioning unless it was chosen as part of the LUXURY OPTION PACK. You'll notice that there is no mention yet of the nearside door mirror dipping on reverse.

1996  Models

Little changed in the specification of the models in the first half of 1996 . The 2.3 DOHC 16V engine was introduced in June, and 2.5 TDi diesel was revised for more power and torque in September coinciding  with the change of model names, (see 1997). The 8V was still only available in Executive trim.

However, the audio changed in September to the Model 5000 RDS EON radio/cassette and 4 speakers for the Executive and Model 7000 radio/cassette in the Ghia and Ultima. The Model 6000 single CD player/radio was to follow later. 

The Ultima also received the new 2060 cd autochanger mounted in the boot or nearside luggage trim on the Estate. The dipping nearside door mirror on selection of reverse gear was also new for the Ultima. 

Cost Options were revised, and now included

bulletFront passenger air bag and hi mounted stop light - all models
bulletAlarm movement sensor (shatter detectors on Estates) also on all three trim levels.
bulletConvenience Pack for the Executive was electric rear windows with global closing, heated windscreen with heated washer jets, electric and heated door mirrors, centre console and storage box with padded lid, rear accessory/cigar lighter
bulletDrivers Pack - front fog lights, and on 16V models, traction control for Executive and Ghia
bullet10 position electric front passenger seat for Ultima
bulletHeadlight washer jets for Ultima
bulletLuxury Pack - cruise control, SATC air conditioning and on Executive models, electric sunroof.
bulletRear parking sensor - all models
bulletSports Interior pack - recaro front seats (no electric adjustments) and wood/leather steering wheel.
bulletTraction control - for 16V Ultima only
bullet6X16 Alloy wheels with 225/50 Z16 tyres (Not 24V)

1997 Models

In September 1996 the Executive name was dropped. Ghia became the base spec, and Ghia X the intermediate - in many respects the Ghia remained unaltered in spec, which raised the minimum specification of the marque. The 12V 2.9i was discontinued early in 1997, leaving the 24V as the only V6 option, the end of an era for the Cologne engine. The DOHC2000 16V was also dropped for 1997, but the 2.3i had been introduced. Oddly, the DOHC2000 8V was still listed as available at the beginning of 1997.

Fuel & Performance

  Fuel Consumption Performance
Scorpio Saloon Urban Extra Urb Combined Max  0-60 30-50
2.0i 8V 21.2 35.8 28.5 120 12.0 9.2
2.3i 16V 21.9 36.7 29.4 130 9.2 8.2
2.3i 16V Auto 19.1 34.9 26.9 127 10.6 N/A
2.9i 24V Auto 16.1 29.4 22.6 140 8.5 N/A
2.5 TDi Diesel 24.8 41.5 33.2 123 11.1 7.1
Scorpio Estate            
2.0i 8V 20.9 35.3 28.2 116 12.3 9.6
2.3i 16V 21.7 36.2 29.1 129 9.6 8.7
2.3i 16V Auto 19.3 33.6 26.4 125 11.0 N/A
2.9i 24V Auto 15.9 29.1 22.2 134 8.7 N/A
2.5 TDi Diesel 24.6 40.4 32.8 120 11.6 7.2

FORD SCORPIO GHIA (base model)

Brakes No Change
Steering Power assisted (speed sensitive on 24V models), 6X15 steel wheels with covers, 195X65 15 Tyres. 24V models had 6.5X16 12-Spoke alloy wheels with 225X50 ZR16 tyres, Locking wheel nuts on alloy wheels
Safety & Security Drivers airbag, Front inertia seatbelts with grabbers, rear inertia seat belts and centre lap belt.

Perimeter alarm, fuel flap locking, PATS immobiliser, locking wheel nuts. Hi security locks, childproof on rear doors, remote central locking, double locking.

Exterior Elec heated and operated heated door mirrors, Quickclear heated windscreen with heated washer jets (petrol only), Integral roof rails on estate, Tinted glass, 2 speed wipers with intermittent wipe, tailgate wiper with electric link, intermittent, (Estate) Hi-mounted rear brake light.
Radio Model 5000 RDS EON, 4 speakers, remote column stalk for volume, station, AM/FM and CD (if fitted)
Interior Burr walnut effect facia, gearlever surround and door inserts, carpet covered door bins, courtesy lights front and rear,  in glovebox and luggage area.
Controls Fuel Computer, Speedo, Tacho, fuel and water gauges and auxillary warning panel, graphic information module
Comfort Accessory socket, cigar front and rear. CFC air conditioning, centre console with storage box and padded lid, clock, coin box, electric windows front and rear with one shot opening on driver and passenger side, one shot closing on drivers. Drivers electric height adjust seat with pneumatic lumbar control

Carpet on rear seat backs, floor and side walls, load tie-down eyes and tonneau cover (estates), storage space in sidewall.


This shows that the base specification had been raised significantly by 1997. Air conditioning was now standard, as well as 4 electric windows and door mirrors, quickclear windscreen and tinted glass and the auxillary warning panel was now standard. However, the kerb and closure lights had disappeared from the doors.

FORD SCORPIO GHIA X (intermediate series)

In addition to the base specification, Ghia X models added 

bulletGlobal operation of windows and sunroof
bulletChrome exhaust trim
bullet6X15 alloy wheels and 205/60 15" tyres
bulletModel 6000 RDS EON CD player/radio, 4 speakers
bulletDelayed courtesy lights
bulletLeather trimmed steering wheel
bulletElectric sunroof


Further than the Ghia X the Ultima added the following:

bullet6.5X15 12-Spoke alloy wheels with 205/55 15 tyres (Not 24V)
bulletNearside door mirror tilt function in reverse gear
bulletFront fog lights
bulletModel 7000 RDS EON 4 speakers and 2060 autochanger
bulletReading lights, front and rear
bulletCourtesy lights, foot wells front and rear
bulletCruise control
bulletDriver and passenger 10 position electric and heated seats
bulletLeather trimmed heated seats (Leather models only)
bulletCFC-free semi automatic air conditioning
bulletElectrochromatic drivers mirror
bulletPersonalised 3 memory drivers electric seat and door mirrors.

There were other Options at extra cost.

bulletFront passenger airbag
bulletMovement sensor and on estates shatter detector on rear windows
bulletCruise control (not Ultima)
bulletFront fog lights and headlight washer jets
bulletSports Pack - Recaro front seats in Raven Leather or Mistral fabric, wood/leather trimmed steering wheel, front fog lights and 6.5X16 12 spoke alloy wheels with 225/50 ZR16 tyres (no electric operation on seats with this option)
bulletElectrically operated sunroof (Ghia only)
bulletElectric Sunroof in lieu of air conditioning, no charge (Ghia only)
bulletTraction Control for 2.3i, (standard on 24V)
bulletModel 6000 RDS EON CD player (Ghia only)
bulletModel 7000 RDS EON with CD Autochanger - Ghia X only
bulletMetallic paint was a no cost option for all models

1998 Specifications

In the last year of production, a new frontal treatment included a deeper and sculpted front bumper, colour coded grille surround, darkened inner headlamp surfaces and slightly changed headlamp lenses with a flatter convex. Some chrome trim was deleted from the rear on saloons and new dark badges added to the rear.

There were now just three engines in the range. The DOHC 2.3, the 2.5 TDi and the 2.9 24V Cosworth.


Brakes Unchanged. Traction Control standard on 24V
Steering Unchanged
Security & Safety Airbag now standard for driver and passenger. Side airbags for front seats
Interior Leather trimmed steering wheel now standard.
Wheels Still 6 X 15 steel wheels with 205/60 15 tyres, but with 205/65 15 tyres on 2.3i Estate

6.5X16 30 spoke alloys with 215/55 16 tyres on 24V Ghia and Ghia X 

Radio Model 6000 RDS EON CD player/radio
Lights Unchanged
Seats leather trimmed seats


New for the Ghia X were the following:

bullet6X15 7-spoke alloy wheel with 215/55 15 tyres (Not 24V)
bulletModel 5000 RDS EON and 6 disk autochanger & 4 speakers

The remaining specification was unchanged from 1997.


bullet6.5X16 12 spoke alloys with 215/55 16 tyres on Diesel automatic

No other changes from 1997 specifications

Further cost Options were:

bulletParking distance sensor
bulletAlarm - interior movement sensor (Ghia and Ghia X only)

The Raven leather option, with the manually operated Recaro seats, has been deleted. The Comfort pack was now standard.

In June 1998, production ended.

Many thanks to Bill M and Terry H for help with their brochures




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