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AMC Matador 4.2

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 AMC Matador 4.2

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 4228 cm3 / 258.0 cu in / 258.0 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, 265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AMCIssued from1972
ModelMatador 4.2Issued 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) weight1484 kg / 3272 lb / 3272 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 cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore95.3 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
FuelStroke99.0 mm / 3.90 in / 3.90 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement4228 cm3 / 258.0 cu in / 258.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity706.17 cm3/cylinder / 43.093 cu in/cylinder / 43.093 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.4 kW/l / 0.426 bhp/cu in / 0.426 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque62.7 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio75.1 kW/ton / 56.9 bhp/ton / 56.9 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
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 4.2

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