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Merkur XR4Ti SPEC SHEET
 
Vehicle Type - Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 3-door sedan
Price as tested: $17,000 (estimated)
Sound system: AM/FM-stereo radio/cassette, 4 speakers
ENGINE
Type - turbocharged 4-in-line, iron block and head
Bore x stroke - 3.78 x 3.13 in. 96.0 x 79.4mm
Displacement - 140 cu in. 2300cc
Engine-control system - Ford EEC IV
Emissions controls - 3-way catalytic converter, feedback fuel-air-ratio, EGR
Turbocharger - AiResearch T3
Maximum boost pressure - 15.0 psi
Valve gear - belt driven single overhead cam, hydraulic lifters
Power (SAE net) - 170 bhp @ 5200 rpm
Torque (SAE net) - 195 lbs-ft @ 3800 rpm
 
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission - 5-speed
Final-drive ratio - 3.64:1 limited slip
Gear Ratio Mph/1000 rpm Max. test speed
I 3.36 5.5 34 mph (6200 rpm)
II 1.81 10.2 63 mpn (6200 rpm)
III 1.26 14.7 91 mph (6200 rpm)
IV 1.00 18.5 115 mph (6200 rpm)
V 0.83 22.3 129 mph (6200 rpm)
DIMENTIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase - 102.7 in
Track, F/R - 57.2/57.8 in
Length - 178.4 in
Width - 68.0 in
Heigth - 54.8 in
Frontal area - 21.3 sq. ft
Curb weight - 2920 lbs
Weight distribution, F/R - 53.0/47.0%
Fuel capacity - 15.0 gal
 
CHASSIS / BODY
Type - unit construction with 1 rubber-ioslated crossmember
Body material - welded steel stampings
 
INTERIOR
SAE volume, front seat - 53 cu ft
rear seat - 41 cu ft
trunk space - 12 cu ft
Front seats - bucket
Recliner type - infinetly adjustable
General comfort - poor fair good excellent
Fore-and-aft support - poor fair good excellent
Lateral support - poor fair good excellent
 
SUSPENSION
Front: - ind, MacPherson strut, coil springs, anti-sway bar
Rear: - ind, semi-trailing arm, coil springs, anti-sway bar
 
STEERING
Type - rack-and-pinion, power-assisted
Turns lock-to-lock - 3.7
Turning circle curb-to-curb - 32.8 ft
 
BRAKES
Front: - 10.1 x 0.9-in vented disk
Rear: - 10.0 x 2.2-in cast-iron drum
 
WHEELS AND TIRES
Wheel size - 5.5 x 14 in
Tire make and size - Pirelli P6, 195/60HR-14
CAR AND DRIVER TEST RESULTS
ACCELERATION Seconds
Zero to 30 mph 2.4
40 mph 4.1
50 mph 5.4
60 mph 7.0
70 mph 9.4
80 mph 11.5
90 mph 15.5
100 mph 19.1
110 mph 24.7
120 mph 36.2
Top-gear passing time, 30-50 mph 11.4
50-70 mph 8.9
Spanding 1/4-mile 15.5 sec @ 90 mph
Top speed 129 mph
 
BRAKING
70-0 mph @ impending lockup 212 ft
Modulation poor fair good excellent
Fade none moderate heavy
Front-rear balance poor fair good
 
HANDLING
Roadholding, 278-ft-dia skidpad 0.80 g
Understeer minimal moderate excessive
 
COAST-DOWN MEASUREMENTS
Road horsepower @ 50 mph 10.5 hp
Friction and tire losses @ 50 mph 3.0 hp
Aerodynamic drag @ 50 mph 7.5 hp
 
FUEL ECONOMY (projected)
EPA city driving 20 mpg
EPA highway driving 30 mpg
EPA combined driving 24 mpg
 
INTERIOR SOUND LEVEL
Idle 53 dBA
Full-throttle acceleration 81 dBA
70-mph cruising 70 dBA
70-mph coasting 69 dBA