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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), 6571 cm3 / 401.0 cu in / 401.0 cu in, 190.2 kW / 255.1 hp / 255.1 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 468.0 N·m / 345.2 lb·ft / 345.2 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 186 km/h / 116 mph / 116 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) weight1630 kg / 3594 lb / 3594 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 constructionBore105.6 mm / 4.16 in / 4.16 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke93.4 mm / 3.68 in / 3.68 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply1 AM (FAL) carbEngine displacement6571 cm3 / 401.0 cu in / 401.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity821.38 cm3/cylinder / 50.124 cu in/cylinder / 50.124 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power190.2 kW / 255.1 hp / 255.1 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque468.0 N·m / 345.2 lb·ft / 345.2 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)76.1 kW / 102.0 hp / 102.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.9 kW/l / 0.636 bhp/cu in / 0.636 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.2 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 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) speed186 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio156.4 kW/ton / 118.5 bhp/ton / 118.5 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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