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Mercury Zephyr Z-7 Sports Coupé

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mercury Zephyr Z-7 Sports Coupé

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, 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, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MercuryIssued from1979
ModelZephyr Z-7 Sports CoupéIssued until
SerieZephyrNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercuryCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4999 mm / 196.8 in / 196.8 inTotal (curb) weight1216 kg / 2681 lb / 2681 lb
Width1803 mm / 71.0 in / 71.0 inDry weight
Height1328 mm / 52.3 in / 52.3 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 ratio1.87  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 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 typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio69.1 kW/ton / 52.3 bhp/ton / 52.3 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 Z-7 Sports Coupé

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