The Ford Granada 2.8i Ghia was the cult luxury class from Cologne
Anyone who equates Ford Cologne with the bland goods of recent years is doing the brand an injustice. Ford could do things differently, could do the upper class, and really well at that. There was a mood of alarm in the German upper house in 1976. Ford surprised everyone with the 2.8i Ghia, and some competitors got into a bad mood.
Because the new 2.8i engine from the Cologne company offered a Bosch K-Jetronic in a price range in which other brands still used carburettor engines. Market competitor Opel delivered the Commodore 2.5 (Link) with an in-line six-cylinder and a one-register downdraught carburettor. It couldn't be easier.
Since Ford not only scored with the innovative engine, but also with the equipment and with an unusually complex chassis, the Granada 2.8i became the smart recommendation for the luxury class. But that wasn't the only thing. The Granada gained cult status through its presence in numerous popular television series.
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