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AMC Matador

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 AMC Matador

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4228 cm3 / 258.0 cu in / 258.0 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, 265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 2-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AMCIssued from1972
ModelMatadorIssued until
SerieMatadorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAMCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5234 mm / 206.1 in / 206.1 inTotal (curb) weight1484 kg / 3272 lb / 3272 lb
Width1962 mm / 77.2 in / 77.2 inDry weight
Height1367 mm / 53.8 in / 53.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2997 mm / 118.0 in / 118.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1522 mm / 59.9 in / 59.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance154 mm / 6.1 in / 6.1 inFuel capacity74 l / 16.3 UK gal / 19.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.28 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 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)Stroke99.0 mm / 3.90 in / 3.90 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement4228 cm3 / 258.0 cu in / 258.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity704.67 cm3/cylinder / 43.002 cu in/cylinder / 43.002 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.4 kW/l / 0.426 bhp/cu in / 0.426 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque62.7 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears2
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.15

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio74.1 kW/ton / 56.2 bhp/ton / 56.2 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil 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 Matador

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