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AMC Spirit Liftback

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 AMC Spirit Liftback

3-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2475 cm3 / 151.0 cu in / 151.0 cu in, 61.1 kW / 81.9 hp / 81.9 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 136 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AMCIssued from1982
ModelSpirit LiftbackIssued until
SerieSpiritNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAMCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4248 mm / 167.2 in / 167.2 inTotal (curb) weight1186 kg / 2615 lb / 2615 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 rear1449 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance106 mm / 4.2 in / 4.2 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

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 cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.33
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement2475 cm3 / 151.0 cu in / 151.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity618.75 cm3/cylinder / 37.758 cu in/cylinder / 37.758 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power61.1 kW / 81.9 hp / 81.9 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.4 kW / 32.8 hp / 32.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.7 kW/l / 0.543 bhp/cu in / 0.543 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque68.7 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed136 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio69.1 kW/ton / 52.4 bhp/ton / 52.4 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 circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 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 Spirit Liftback

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