Key facts

AMC Eagle Kammback Coupé, 1981 MY information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4191 mm
How heavy?
1960 kg
What size engine?
4.2 litre, 4228 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
112 PS / 110 bhp / 82 kW @ 3000 rpm
How much torque?
278 Nm / 205 / 28.3 kgm @ 1800 rpm
How fast?
142 km/h, 88 mph


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1981 AMC Eagle Kammback Coupé technical specifications


The AMC Eagle Kammback Coupé is a 3 door coupé style road car with a front mounted engine powering all four wheels.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 4.2 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 110 bhp (112 PS/82 kW) of power at 3000 rpm, and maximum torque of 278 N·m (205 lb·ft/28.3 kgm) at 1800 rpm.
A 4 speed manual 'box delivers the power to the wheels.
The claimed weight at the kerb is 1960 kg.
The AMC Eagle Kammback Coupé is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 142 km/h (88 mph).
1981 AMC Eagle Kammback Coupé data
AMC Eagle Kammback Coupé, 1981 MY data
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2464 97
Track/tread (front) 1514 59.6
Track/tread (rear) 1473 58
Length 4191 165
Width 1854 73
Ground clearance 136 5.4
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1960 kg 4321 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83 litres 18.3 UK Gal 21.9 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer AMC
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4.2 litre
4228 cc
(258.008 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 99.1 mm
3.75 × 3.9 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.96
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
112 PS (110 bhp) (82 kW)
at 3000 rpm
Specific output
26 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
278 Nm (205 ft·lb) (28.3 kgm)
at 1800 rpm
Specific torque
65.75 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 1 Ca BBD carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 826.3 kPa (119.8 psi)
Maximum RPM 3500 rpm
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 704.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 142 km/h (88 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 56.9 PS/g
41.85 kW/g
56.12 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 23.89 kg/kW
39.91 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split
Steering recirculating ball PAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 x 15
Tyres front P195/75 R 15
Tyres rear P195/75 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.73
general ID103851
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 33.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 AMC Eagle Kammback Coupé added 2002-12-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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