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Mercury Comet GT

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Mercury Comet GT

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, 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
ModelComet GTIssued until
SerieCometNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercuryCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4615 mm / 181.7 in / 181.7 inTotal (curb) weight1250 kg / 2756 lb / 2756 lb
Width1793 mm / 70.6 in / 70.6 inDry weight
Height1343 mm / 52.9 in / 52.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2616 mm / 103.0 in / 103.0 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 clearance132 mm / 5.2 in / 5.2 inFuel capacity57 l / 12.5 UK gal / 15.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.0 sq ft / 22.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) 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 ratio78.4 kW/ton / 59.4 bhp/ton / 59.4 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 GT

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