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AMC AMX

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 AMC AMX

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4982 cm3 / 304.0 cu in / 304.0 cu in, 93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, 297.0 N·m / 219.1 lb·ft / 219.1 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AMCIssued from1979
ModelAMXIssued until
SerieAMXNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAMCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4279 mm / 168.5 in / 168.5 inTotal (curb) weight1394 kg / 3073 lb / 3073 lb
Width1826 mm / 71.9 in / 71.9 inDry weight
Height1309 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1475 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance107 mm / 4.2 in / 4.2 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 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 constructionBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.4 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply1 Fo carbEngine displacement4982 cm3 / 304.0 cu in / 304.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity622.75 cm3/cylinder / 38.003 cu in/cylinder / 38.003 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque297.0 N·m / 219.1 lb·ft / 219.1 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output18.7 kW/l / 0.411 bhp/cu in / 0.411 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque59.6 N·m/l / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.87

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio89.7 kW/ton / 67.9 bhp/ton / 67.9 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-lock5Turning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AMC AMX

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