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AMC Matador 3.8

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 AMC Matador 3.8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 8-cylinder V engine, 5897 cm3 / 359.9 cu in / 359.9 cu in, 164.0 kW / 219.9 hp / 219.9 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft @ 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AMCIssued from1972
ModelMatador 3.8Issued 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

Length5240 mm / 206.3 in / 206.3 inTotal (curb) weight1600 kg / 3527 lb / 3527 lb
Width1970 mm / 77.6 in / 77.6 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3000 mm / 118.1 in / 118.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity74 l / 16.3 UK gal / 19.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.29 m2 / 24.7 sq ft / 24.7 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 (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore103.6 mm / 4.08 in / 4.08 in
FuelStroke87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.19
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement5897 cm3 / 359.9 cu in / 359.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity735.91 cm3/cylinder / 44.908 cu in/cylinder / 44.908 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power164.0 kW / 219.9 hp / 219.9 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft at 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm / 3100 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.8 kW/l / 0.611 bhp/cu in / 0.611 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque72.4 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio139.4 kW/ton / 105.6 bhp/ton / 105.6 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AMC Matador 3.8

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