1982 Mercury LN7

The Mercury LN7 is a front wheel drive car, with the motor placed in the front, and a 2 door coupé body. The 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.6 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 70 bhp (71 PS/52 kW) at 4600 rpm and 121 Nm (89 lbft/12.3 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. Its quoted kerb weight is 973 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 150 km/h or 93 mph.

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Key facts

1982 Mercury LN7 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4318 mm
How heavy?
973 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1598 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
71 PS / 70 bhp / 52 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
121 Nm / 89 ft.lb / 12.3 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
150 km/h, 93 mph

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1982 Mercury LN7 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2393 94.2
Track/tread (front) 1389 54.7
Track/tread (rear) 1422 56
Length 4318 170
Width 1674 65.9
Height 1283 50.5
Ground clearance 97 3.8
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 973 kg 2145
Weight distribution 63 % front
fuel tank capacity 43 litres 9.5 UK Gal 11.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code CVH
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1598 cc
(97.516 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 79.5 mm
3.15 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.01
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
71 PS (70 bhp) (52 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
43.8 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
121 Nm (89 ft·lb) (12.3 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
75.72 Nm/litre
0.92 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system 1 Datra Weber carbuerttor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 951.5 kPa (138 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.5 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 150 km/h (93 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 72.94 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
53.65 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
71.94 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.64 kg/kW
31.14 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 transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.520
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MS.CS.
Wheel size front 5J x 13
Wheel size rear 5J x 13
Tyres front 165/80 R 13
Tyres rear 165/80 R 13
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr
Front brake diameter 236 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1313 cm2
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 3.59
general
Carfolio.com ID80388
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1982 Mercury LN7 added 2001-06-27.
Last modified 2017-04-09.