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AMC Ambassador SST

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 AMC Ambassador SST

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4981 cm3 / 304.0 cu in / 304.0 cu in, 156.6 kW / 210.0 hp / 210.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 413.0 N·m / 304.6 lb·ft / 304.6 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AMCIssued from1970
ModelAmbassador SSTIssued until
SerieAmbassadorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAMCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5283 mm / 208.0 in / 208.0 inTotal (curb) weight1650 kg / 3638 lb / 3638 lb
Width1962 mm / 77.2 in / 77.2 inDry weight
Height1403 mm / 55.2 in / 55.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3099 mm / 122.0 in / 122.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 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 TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerAMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.4 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply1 Fo carbEngine displacement4981 cm3 / 304.0 cu in / 304.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity622.63 cm3/cylinder / 37.995 cu in/cylinder / 37.995 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power156.6 kW / 210.0 hp / 210.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque413.0 N·m / 304.6 lb·ft / 304.6 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)62.6 kW / 84.0 hp / 84.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.4 kW/l / 0.691 bhp/cu in / 0.691 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.9 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.87

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio127.3 kW/ton / 96.4 bhp/ton / 96.4 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AMC Ambassador SST

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