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AMC Ambassador SST Station Wagon

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 AMC Ambassador SST Station Wagon

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4982 cm3 / 304.0 cu in / 304.0 cu in, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AMCIssued from1972
ModelAmbassador SST Station WagonIssued until
SerieAmbassadorNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAMCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5327 mm / 209.7 in / 209.7 inTotal (curb) weight1782 kg / 3929 lb / 3929 lb
Width1962 mm / 77.2 in / 77.2 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3099 mm / 122.0 in / 122.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1522 mm / 59.9 in / 59.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.40 m2 / 25.8 sq ft / 25.8 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerAMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply1 AM carbEngine displacement4982 cm3 / 304.0 cu in / 304.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity622.75 cm3/cylinder / 38.003 cu in/cylinder / 38.003 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque332.0 N·m / 244.9 lb·ft / 244.9 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.8 kW / 60.0 hp / 60.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.5 kW/l / 0.494 bhp/cu in / 0.494 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.6 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.2 kW/ton / 63.8 bhp/ton / 63.8 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, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Radius arms, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AMC Ambassador SST Station Wagon

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