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Mercury Zephyr Sedan Automatic

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mercury Zephyr Sedan Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3275 cm3 / 199.9 cu in / 199.9 cu in, 62.6 kW / 83.9 hp / 83.9 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 208.0 N·m / 153.4 lb·ft / 153.4 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MercuryIssued from1979
ModelZephyr Sedan AutomaticIssued until
SerieZephyrNumber 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

Length4950 mm / 194.9 in / 194.9 inTotal (curb) weight
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 cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore93.5 mm / 3.68 in / 3.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supply1 Ca YFA carbEngine displacement3275 cm3 / 199.9 cu in / 199.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity545.83 cm3/cylinder / 33.309 cu in/cylinder / 33.309 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power62.6 kW / 83.9 hp / 83.9 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque208.0 N·m / 153.4 lb·ft / 153.4 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.0 kW / 33.6 hp / 33.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.1 kW/l / 0.420 bhp/cu in / 0.420 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque63.5 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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 Automatic

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