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Mercury Comet

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Mercury Comet

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in, 106.6 kW / 143.0 hp / 143.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 328.0 N·m / 241.9 lb·ft / 241.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MercuryIssued from1972
ModelCometIssued until
SerieCometNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercuryCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4790 mm / 188.6 in / 188.6 inTotal (curb) weight1340 kg / 2954 lb / 2954 lb
Width1793 mm / 70.6 in / 70.6 inDry weight
Height1349 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2791 mm / 109.9 in / 109.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity57 l / 12.5 UK gal / 15.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.33
Fuel supply1 Mo carbEngine displacement4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity617.75 cm3/cylinder / 37.697 cu in/cylinder / 37.697 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power106.6 kW / 143.0 hp / 143.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque328.0 N·m / 241.9 lb·ft / 241.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.6 kW / 57.2 hp / 57.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.6 kW/l / 0.474 bhp/cu in / 0.474 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.4 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio106.7 kW/ton / 80.9 bhp/ton / 80.9 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock5.4Turning circle12.1 m / 39.7 ft / 39.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),Tr Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercury Comet

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