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Matra-Simca Rancho

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 Matra-Simca Rancho

3-door 5-seater offroad vehicle, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1442 cm3 / 88.0 cu in / 88.0 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 119.0 N·m / 87.8 lb·ft / 87.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Matra-SimcaIssued from1977
ModelRanchoIssued until
SerieRanchoNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMatra-SimcaCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typeoffroad vehicleNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4315 mm / 169.9 in / 169.9 inTotal (curb) weight1130 kg / 2491 lb / 2491 lb
Width1666 mm / 65.6 in / 65.6 inDry weight
Height1735 mm / 68.3 in / 68.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1349 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance167 mm / 6.6 in / 6.6 inFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.46 m2 / 26.4 sq ft / 26.4 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 ManufacturerSimcaValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.7 mm / 3.02 in / 3.02 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement1442 cm3 / 88.0 cu in / 88.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity360.50 cm3/cylinder / 21.999 cu in/cylinder / 21.999 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque119.0 N·m / 87.8 lb·ft / 87.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.9 kW / 32.0 hp / 32.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.4 kW/l / 0.910 bhp/cu in / 0.910 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.5 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.08
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.71

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio70.8 kW/ton / 53.6 bhp/ton / 53.6 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.8Turning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Matra-Simca Rancho

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