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Mercury Comet

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Mercury Comet

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4095 cm3 / 249.9 cu in / 249.9 cu in, 73.1 kW / 98.0 hp / 98.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 248.0 N·m / 182.9 lb·ft / 182.9 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 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) weight1293 kg / 2851 lb / 2851 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)0.5Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.03 m2 / 11.1 sq ft / 11.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)25.5 kW / 34.3 hp / 34.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore93.5 mm / 3.68 in / 3.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke99.3 mm / 3.91 in / 3.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement4095 cm3 / 249.9 cu in / 249.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity682.50 cm3/cylinder / 41.649 cu in/cylinder / 41.649 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power73.1 kW / 98.0 hp / 98.0 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque248.0 N·m / 182.9 lb·ft / 182.9 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.2 kW / 39.2 hp / 39.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output17.9 kW/l / 0.392 bhp/cu in / 0.392 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque60.6 N·m/l / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in / 0.53 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 ratio75.8 kW/ton / 57.4 bhp/ton / 57.4 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 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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