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AMC Matador Station Wagon 5.0

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 AMC Matador Station Wagon 5.0

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), 8-cylinder V engine, 4982 cm3 / 304.0 cu in / 304.0 cu in, 112.0 kW / 150.2 hp / 150.2 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AMCIssued from1972
ModelMatador Station Wagon 5.0Issued until
SerieMatadorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAMCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5210 mm / 205.1 in / 205.1 inTotal (curb) weight1705 kg / 3759 lb / 3759 lb
Width1970 mm / 77.6 in / 77.6 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3000 mm / 118.1 in / 118.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity76 l / 16.7 UK gal / 20.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.41 m2 / 26.0 sq ft / 26.0 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 constructionBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
FuelStroke87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement4982 cm3 / 304.0 cu in / 304.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity621.41 cm3/cylinder / 37.921 cu in/cylinder / 37.921 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power112.0 kW / 150.2 hp / 150.2 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.8 kW / 60.1 hp / 60.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.5 kW/l / 0.494 bhp/cu in / 0.494 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.6 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio89.2 kW/ton / 67.6 bhp/ton / 67.6 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 frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AMC Matador Station Wagon 5.0

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