1972 Ford Mustang

The Mustang is a motor vehicle from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a 2 door coupé body style. The Ford Mustang's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.1 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 99 bhp (100 PS/74 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 250 N·m (184 lb·ft/25.5 kgm) at 1600 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 1400 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 159 km/h or 99 mph.

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Key facts

1972 Ford Mustang information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4813 mm
How heavy?
1400 kg
What size engine?
4.1 litre, 4097 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
100 PS / 99 bhp / 74 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
250 Nm / 184 ft.lb / 25.5 kgm @ 1600 rpm
How fast?
159 km/h, 99 mph

Ford Mustang models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5753 cm3 179 PS 177 bhp 132 kW 1527 kg
Ford Mustang Mach 1 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1451 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5753 cm3 270 PS 266 bhp 198 kW 1654 kg
Ford Mustang Boss 351 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW 1615 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4091 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1456 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1498 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1598 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1532 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4091 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4091 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1400 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1442 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1516 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1542 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4091 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6990 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW 1649 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7022 cm3 375 PS 370 bhp 276 kW 1460 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1320 kg
Ford Mustang Mach 1 429 Super Cobra Jet -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6990 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW

Similar models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3802 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1326 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1454 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1462 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4095 cm3 99 PS 98 bhp 73 kW 1250 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3683 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3683 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3683 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3683 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3683 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3683 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
1972 Ford Mustang data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2769 mm 109 inches
Track/tread (front) 1562 mm 61.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1550 mm 61 inches
Length 4813 mm 189.5 inches
Width 1882 mm 74.1 inches
Height 1290 mm 50.8 inches
Ground clearance 117 mm 4.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1400 kg 3086 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 74 litres 16.3 UK Gal 19.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4.1 litre
4097 cc
(250.014 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.5 × 99.3 mm
3.68 × 3.91 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
100 PS (99 bhp) (74 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
24.2 bhp/litre
0.4 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
250 Nm (184 ft·lb) (25.5 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
61.02 Nm/litre
0.74 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Carter carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 766.8 kPa (111.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 682.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 159 km/h (99 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 71.7 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
52.73 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
70.71 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.96 kg/kW
31.68 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
turns lock-to-lock 4.600
Turning circle 12.80 m
Front suspension I.W.TrLi.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.00
general
Carfolio.com ID69377
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Ford Mustang added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.