Mercury Bobcat Automatic, 1975 MY

The Bobcat is a road car from Mercury, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 3 door hatchback body style. Its 2.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 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. A 3 speed automatic gearbox delivers the power to the wheels. The Mercury Bobcat weighs a claimed 1205 kg at the kerb.

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Mercury Bobcat Automatic, 1975 MY information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4293 mm
How heavy?
1205 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

Mercury Bobcat -
3 door hatchback FR 4M 2301 cm3 84 PS 83 bhp 62 kW 1185 kg
3 door hatchback FR 4M 2792 cm3 98 PS 97 bhp 72 kW 1252 kg
3 door hatchback FR 3A 2792 cm3 98 PS 97 bhp 72 kW 1272 kg
1975 Mercury Bobcat Automatic data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 mm 94.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1397 mm 55 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1417 mm 55.8 inches
Length 4293 mm 169 inches
Width 1763 mm 69.4 inches
Height 1283 mm 50.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1205 kg 2657 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 49 litres 10.8 UK Gal 12.9 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 69.84 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
51.36 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
68.88 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.47 kg/kW
32.52 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 ID529837
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1975 Mercury Bobcat Automatic added 2017-09-22.
Last modified 2017-09-22.