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Mercury Comet

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Mercury Comet

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2782 cm3 / 169.8 cu in / 169.8 cu in, 61.0 kW / 81.8 hp / 81.8 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MercuryIssued from1973
ModelCometIssued until
SerieCometNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercuryCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4800 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inTotal (curb) weight1220 kg / 2690 lb / 2690 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in / 110.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.04 m2 / 11.2 sq ft / 11.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)25.9 kW / 34.7 hp / 34.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2782 cm3 / 169.8 cu in / 169.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power61.0 kW / 81.8 hp / 81.8 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationMax. torque179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.4 kW / 32.7 hp / 32.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output21.9 kW/l / 0.482 bhp/cu in / 0.482 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque64.3 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio68.0 kW/ton / 51.5 bhp/ton / 51.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
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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