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Mercury Cougar

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 Mercury Cougar

4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 5752 cm3 / 351.0 cu in / 351.0 cu in, 120.0 kW / 160.9 hp / 160.9 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 382.0 N·m / 281.7 lb·ft / 281.7 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MercuryIssued from1974
ModelCougarIssued until
SerieCougarNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercuryCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5440 l / 192.11 cu ft / 192.11 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5010 mm / 197.2 in / 197.2 inTotal (curb) weight1575 kg / 3472 lb / 3472 lb
Width1920 mm / 75.6 in / 75.6 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2860 mm / 112.6 in / 112.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.06 m2 / 11.4 sq ft / 11.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)26.4 kW / 35.4 hp / 35.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement5752 cm3 / 351.0 cu in / 351.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power120.0 kW / 160.9 hp / 160.9 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque382.0 N·m / 281.7 lb·ft / 281.7 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)48.0 kW / 64.4 hp / 64.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.9 kW/l / 0.458 bhp/cu in / 0.458 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.4 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 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 ratio103.6 kW/ton / 78.5 bhp/ton / 78.5 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 circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 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 Cougar

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