Initially offered in three versions finishing and equipping pastors (L, GL, and Ghia). Ghia version was better equipped and differed in appearance. For this configuration as an option, in addition to the standard set of such rare while things like fuel computer and heated front seats.
In late 1984, a car logically have been modernized, but the outward appearance is not affected. In the mid-80s on all Sierra models were installed ABS.
Sierra suspension was fully independent, MacPherson type front and semi-trailing arm rear.
At the first generation of Sierra installed carburetor and fuel injected petrol engines of 1.3 to 2.3 liters (60 to 115 hp) and diesel 2.3-liter engine (67 hp). Modification of the sports Sierra XR4i, which was offered as a four-wheel drive version of Sierra XR 4x4, installed a powerful petrol engine of 2.8 liters (143 and 150 hp). Outside of Europe sold modification Sierra XR6 with a 6-cylinder engine of 3.0 liters.
Transmission could be both 4 - and 5-speed manual or 3-speed (from 1984 - a 4-speed) automatic.
In July 1986, was released powerful version, Sierra RS Cosworth.
Name Cosworth indicated that the engine was developed by a British company Cosworth Engineering. This car logically established various engines of 2.0 liter capacity from 204 to 220 hp. This modification was so popular that it was \"fine-tuning\" engaged in many European tuning company that brought the engine power to 500 hp. Externally Sierra RS Cosworth different large wheels, wide bumpers and distinctive air intake grille on the bonnet.
In 1987, as a result of a major modernization and restyling the second generation Sierra. External changes were the front of the pastors - installed new unit lights, enlarged the area of the windscreen, updated grille.
In addition to the three-and five-door hatchback produced a five-door wagon Sierra II Turnier, as well as the four-door sedan. On the basis of the second generation of Sierra pickup and produced.
In Sierra II installed gasoline 4 - and 6-cylinder engines of 1.6 to 2.9 liters (75 to 150 ps), and diesel and 1.8 liter 2.3 liter (75 and 67 hp). The car was equipped with manual and automatic transmission.