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Matra-Simca Rancho

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Matra-Simca Rancho

3-door 5-seater offroad utility vehicle, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1441 cm3 / 87.9 cu in / 87.9 cu in, 59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 116.0 N·m / 85.6 lb·ft / 85.6 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 from1979
ModelRanchoIssued until
SerieRanchoNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMatra-SimcaCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typeoffroad utility vehicleNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4190 l / 147.97 cu ft / 147.97 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4320 mm / 170.1 in / 170.1 inTotal (curb) weight1132 kg / 2496 lb / 2496 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in / 99.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.47 m2 / 26.6 sq ft / 26.6 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1441 cm3 / 87.9 cu in / 87.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity360.39 cm3/cylinder / 21.992 cu in/cylinder / 21.992 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.0 kW / 79.1 hp / 79.1 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque116.0 N·m / 85.6 lb·ft / 85.6 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.6 kW / 31.6 hp / 31.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.9 kW/l / 0.900 bhp/cu in / 0.900 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.5 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

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 ratio70.7 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front180/70-R14Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Matra-Simca Rancho

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