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4.6L is what in cubic inch displacement?

I was asked what the cubic inch displacement is on the 4.6 L engine in my 07 GT, and I suddenly realized, I have no clue how to do the conversion.
I guessed, since a 5.0 is around 305 cubes, and said about 300.

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281 cubes is the 4.6
302 is the 5.0

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A 302 is actually a shade under 5.0. A 306 is a 5.0.

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conversion

61.02 cubic inches = 1 Liter based on bore and stroke.

260 = 4.261
281 = 4.605 referred to as 4.6L
289 = 4.736
302 = 4.949 referred to as 5.0L
351 = 5.752 referred to as 5.7L
352 = 5.769
390 = 6.391
400 = 6.555
427 = 6.998 referred to as 7L
428 = 7.014
429 = 7.030
460 = 7.539

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Hmmm, lesse. 4.6 Liters. A liter has 61.02 cubic inches. Hmmm, nope just too complicated
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A 302 is actually a shade under 5.0. A 306 is a 5.0.

good point, cause the foxes had a 4.9 and change but everyone called it a 5.0 for simplicity's sake

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A 302 is actually a shade under 5.0. A 306 is a 5.0.
To be totally anal, 5.0 liter (aka 5000 cc) is closer to 305 cid then 306 cid (not that 306 doesn't round to 5 liter).

1 inch == ~2.54 cm

5000 cm^3 / (2.54)^3 = 305.118720474 cubic inches

The coyote 302 cid displaces 4951 cc, 5.0 liters rounding to the nearest tenth.
The Windsor 302 displaced 4942 cc, 4.9 liters rounding to the nearest tenth.

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I like how people ask me waht the 281 badges on my car stand for and I tell them its the engine displacement and they then ask me if i feel regret about not getting the V8.

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I like how people ask me waht the 281 badges on my car stand for and I tell them its the engine displacement and they then ask me if i feel regret about not getting the V8.
LOL - Well? Do you????

I'm typically a "debadger" but I did put a 281 emblem on the right corner of my car's trunk.

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I like how people ask me waht the 281 badges on my car stand for and I tell them its the engine displacement and they then ask me if i feel regret about not getting the V8.
I had someone ask me if mine was a Saleen last week. Guess it was the 281 badge that confused them.

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That clears that up!
Thanks much, very interesting, and informative.
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And for comparison, the 5.4L in the GT500 is 330 cubic inches.
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The coyote 302 cid displaces 4951 cc, 5.0 liters rounding to the nearest tenth.
The Windsor 302 displaced 4942 cc, 4.9 liters rounding to the nearest tenth.
All car companies prefer to round up.
The 6.2L LS3 V8 in the Corvette and Camaro SS is actually 6.162 liters or 376 cubic inches.

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ford 5.0 is a 302 while the 4.6 is a 283
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ford 5.0 is a 302 while the 4.6 is a 283
The 4.6 is a 281....

( although GM had a 283cid )

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