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AMC Matador

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 AMC Matador

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5899 cm3 / 360.0 cu in / 360.0 cu in, 130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 387.0 N·m / 285.4 lb·ft / 285.4 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 167 km/h / 104 mph / 104 mph top speed

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) weight1596 kg / 3519 lb / 3519 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 cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerAMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore103.6 mm / 4.08 in / 4.08 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.19
Fuel supply1 AM (FAL) carbEngine displacement5899 cm3 / 360.0 cu in / 360.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity737.38 cm3/cylinder / 44.998 cu in/cylinder / 44.998 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque387.0 N·m / 285.4 lb·ft / 285.4 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.1 kW/l / 0.486 bhp/cu in / 0.486 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque65.6 N·m/l / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.87

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed167 km/h / 104 mph / 104 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio109.7 kW/ton / 83.1 bhp/ton / 83.1 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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