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AMC Gremlin

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 AMC Gremlin

2-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3793 cm3 / 231.5 cu in / 231.5 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 162 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AMCIssued from1972
ModelGremlinIssued until
SerieGremlinNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAMCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerDick TeagueCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4096 mm / 161.3 in / 161.3 inTotal (curb) weight1167 kg / 2573 lb / 2573 lb
Width1793 mm / 70.6 in / 70.6 inDry weight
Height1316 mm / 51.8 in / 51.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1459 mm / 57.4 in / 57.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerAMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.8 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement3793 cm3 / 231.5 cu in / 231.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity632.17 cm3/cylinder / 38.577 cu in/cylinder / 38.577 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.7 kW/l / 0.432 bhp/cu in / 0.432 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.2 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed162 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio85.7 kW/ton / 64.9 bhp/ton / 64.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock6Turning circle10.6 m / 34.8 ft / 34.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AMC Gremlin

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