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Matra-Simca
Bagheera U8
(1974)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Matra-Simca Bagheera U8
Matra-Simca
SerieBagheera
Model family
ModelBagheera U8
Model code
Issued from1974
Issued until
Country of originFR
Number made2
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats3
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2600 / 102.4 / 102.4
Track front [mm / in / in]1381 / 54.4 / 54.4
Track rear [mm / in / in]1442 / 56.8 / 56.8
Length [mm / in / in]4140 / 163.0 / 163.0
Width [mm / in / in]1734 / 68.3 / 68.3
Height [mm / in / in]1220 / 48.0 / 48.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]180 / 7.1 / 7.1
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1202 / 2650 / 2650
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]80 / 17.6 / 21.1

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.80 / 19.4 / 19.4 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerMatra
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type Details80.0° vee
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]76.7 / 3.02 / 3.02
Stroke [mm / in / in]70.0 / 2.76 / 2.76
Bore/Stroke ratio1.1
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]2588 / 157.9 / 157.9
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]323.50 / 19.741 / 19.741
Compression ratio9.8
Fuel supply4 We 36 DCNF carbs
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]123.0 / 164.9 / 164.9
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]6200 / 6200 / 6200
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]216.0 / 159.3 / 159.3
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4000 / 4000 / 4000
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]49.2 / 66.0 / 66.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]47.5 / 1.044 / 1.044
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]83.5 / 0.73 / 0.73

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio
Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]137.3 / 104.0 / 104.0
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]230 / 143 / 143
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationmiddle
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension front
Suspension rear
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front185/70 VR 14
Tyres rear205/70 VR 14
Brakes frontventilated disc
Brakes rearventilated disc
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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