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Mercury Cougar

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Mercury Cougar

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 5769 cm3 / 352.0 cu in / 352.0 cu in, 124.0 kW / 166.3 hp / 166.3 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 363.0 N·m / 267.7 lb·ft / 267.7 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MercuryIssued from1972
ModelCougarIssued until
SerieCougarNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercuryCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5440 l / 192.11 cu ft / 192.11 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5080 mm / 200.0 in / 200.0 inTotal (curb) weight1656 kg / 3651 lb / 3651 lb
Width1920 mm / 75.6 in / 75.6 inDry weight
Height1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2860 mm / 112.6 in / 112.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.8 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement5769 cm3 / 352.0 cu in / 352.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity719.93 cm3/cylinder / 43.933 cu in/cylinder / 43.933 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power124.0 kW / 166.3 hp / 166.3 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque363.0 N·m / 267.7 lb·ft / 267.7 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)49.6 kW / 66.5 hp / 66.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output21.5 kW/l / 0.472 bhp/cu in / 0.472 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque62.9 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio102.4 kW/ton / 77.6 bhp/ton / 77.6 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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontE78/80-R14Tyres rearE78/80-R14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercury Cougar

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