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Maserati Merak

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Maserati Merak

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1999 cm3 / 122.0 cu in / 122.0 cu in, 126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MaseratiIssued from1979
ModelMerakIssued until
SerieMerakNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMaseratiCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerGiugiaroCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4330 mm / 170.5 in / 170.5 inTotal (curb) weight1160 kg / 2557 lb / 2557 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1130 mm / 44.5 in / 44.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in / 102.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1474 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1474 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity85 l / 18.7 UK gal / 22.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.70 m2 / 18.3 sq ft / 18.3 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 TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMaseratiValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionlight alloy block & headBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.3 mm / 2.61 in / 2.61 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supply3 We 44 DCNF carbsEngine displacement1999 cm3 / 122.0 cu in / 122.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity333.17 cm3/cylinder / 20.331 cu in/cylinder / 20.331 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm7300 rpm / 7300 rpm / 7300 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.7 kW / 68.0 hp / 68.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output63.4 kW/l / 1.394 bhp/cu in / 1.394 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque93.0 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.73
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.5

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio146.6 kW/ton / 111.0 bhp/ton / 111.0 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 locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5Wheels rear7.5
Tyres front185/70 VR 15Tyres rear205/70 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Maserati Merak

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