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Mercury Zephyr Sedan

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mercury Zephyr Sedan

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2302 cm3 / 140.5 cu in / 140.5 cu in, 64.9 kW / 87.0 hp / 87.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 154 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MercuryIssued from1979
ModelZephyr SedanIssued until
SerieZephyrNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercuryCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4950 mm / 194.9 in / 194.9 inTotal (curb) weight1167 kg / 2573 lb / 2573 lb
Width1803 mm / 71.0 in / 71.0 inDry weight
Height1361 mm / 53.6 in / 53.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2680 mm / 105.5 in / 105.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1438 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance111 mm / 4.4 in / 4.4 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.85  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 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 ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supply1 Holley-Weber D9BE-AAA carbEngine displacement2302 cm3 / 140.5 cu in / 140.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity575.50 cm3/cylinder / 35.119 cu in/cylinder / 35.119 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power64.9 kW / 87.0 hp / 87.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.0 kW / 34.8 hp / 34.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.2 kW/l / 0.619 bhp/cu in / 0.619 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque69.5 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed154 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio74.5 kW/ton / 56.5 bhp/ton / 56.5 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.1Turning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front5 x 14Wheels rear5 x 14
Tyres frontB78 x 14Tyres rearB78 x 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front255 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercury Zephyr Sedan

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