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Matra-Simca Bagheera

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Matra-Simca Bagheera

2-door 3-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1442 cm3 / 88.0 cu in / 88.0 cu in, 61.1 kW / 81.9 hp / 81.9 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Matra-SimcaIssued from1979
ModelBagheeraIssued until
SerieBagheeraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMatra-SimcaCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats3
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4010 mm / 157.9 in / 157.9 inTotal (curb) weight980 kg / 2161 lb / 2161 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1220 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2370 mm / 93.3 in / 93.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)41.0 % / 41.0 % / 41.0 %
Ground clearance171 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity56 l / 12.3 UK gal / 14.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.80 m2 / 19.4 sq ft / 19.4 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 constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore76.7 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 36 DCNF 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
SumpwetMax. output power61.1 kW / 81.9 hp / 81.9 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.4 kW / 32.8 hp / 32.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.4 kW/l / 0.931 bhp/cu in / 0.931 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.0 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.08
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.47

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.7 kW/ton / 63.4 bhp/ton / 63.4 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 alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.25Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Torsion bar
Wheels front5.5 x 13Wheels rear5.5 x 13
Tyres front155 HR 13Tyres rear185 HR 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front238 mm / 9.4 in / 9.4 inBrake diameter rear234 mm / 9.2 in / 9.2 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Matra-Simca Bagheera

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