Mercury Bobcat Villager Automatic, 1975 MY

The Mercury Bobcat Villager is a 5 door estate/station wagon-bodied car with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 2.3 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 83 bhp (84 PS/62 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 148 N·m (109 lb·ft/15.1 kgm) at 2800 rpm. This power is supplied to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1280 kg.

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Mercury Bobcat Villager Automatic, 1975 MY information summary

What body style?
5 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4542 mm
How heavy?
1280 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2301 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
84 PS / 83 bhp / 62 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
148 Nm / 109 ft.lb / 15.1 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Mercury Bobcat models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 2301 cm3 84 PS 83 bhp 62 kW 1260 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 2792 cm3 98 PS 97 bhp 72 kW 1327 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 2792 cm3 98 PS 97 bhp 72 kW 1347 kg

Similar models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1769 cm3 83 PS 82 bhp 61 kW 1175 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1968 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1120 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1759 cm3 78 PS 77 bhp 57 kW 998 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1759 cm3 88 PS 87 bhp 65 kW 1205 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 1759 cm3 88 PS 87 bhp 65 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1985 cm3 82 PS 81 bhp 60 kW 1260 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 1985 cm3 82 PS 81 bhp 60 kW
1975 Mercury Bobcat Villager Automatic data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2408 mm 94.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1397 mm 55 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1417 mm 55.8 inches
Length 4542 mm 178.8 inches
Width 1770 mm 69.7 inches
Height 1321 mm 52 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.89
Kerb weight 1280 kg 2822 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 53 litres 11.7 UK Gal 14 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2301 cc
(140.416 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.04 × 79.4 mm
3.78 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
84 PS (83 bhp) (62 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(net)
36.1 bhp/litre
0.59 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
148 Nm (109 ft·lb) (15.1 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
64.32 Nm/litre
0.78 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 Holley-Weber carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 808.3 kPa (117.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 575.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 65.75 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
48.35 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
64.84 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.68 kg/kW
34.54 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5 x 13
Wheel size rear 5 x 13
Tyres front B78-13
Tyres rear B78-13
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr
Front brake diameter 236 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.40
general
Carfolio.com ID529639
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1975 Mercury Bobcat Villager Automatic added 2017-09-22.
Last modified 2017-09-22.