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Mercury Grand Marquis

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis

5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 4186 cm3 / 255.4 cu in / 255.4 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 262.0 N·m / 193.2 lb·ft / 193.2 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MercuryIssued from1979
ModelGrand MarquisIssued until
SerieGrand MarquisNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercuryCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5710 l / 201.65 cu ft / 201.65 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5400 mm / 212.6 in / 212.6 inTotal (curb) weight1680 kg / 3704 lb / 3704 lb
Width1980 mm / 78.0 in / 78.0 inDry weight
Height1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2910 mm / 114.6 in / 114.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance210 mm / 8.3 in / 8.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.17 m2 / 12.6 sq ft / 12.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)29.1 kW / 39.0 hp / 39.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement4186 cm3 / 255.4 cu in / 255.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque262.0 N·m / 193.2 lb·ft / 193.2 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.2 kW / 47.2 hp / 47.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output21.2 kW/l / 0.466 bhp/cu in / 0.466 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque62.6 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 ratio71.4 kW/ton / 54.1 bhp/ton / 54.1 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 front205/75-R14Tyres rear205/75-R14
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercury Grand Marquis

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