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Mercury Comet


type 4/5S SAL
doors 4

Engine information

Bore × stroke 88.90 mm × 74.68 mm 3.5 in × 2.94 in
Cylinders S-6
Displace 2.8 litre 2781 cc (169.707 cu in)
Engine type OHV
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 12 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 8.30:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
Maximum power
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 65.5 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 790.8 kPa (114.7 psi)
Specific torque 62.93 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings 4
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 1.19
Unitary capacity 463.5 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2791 mm
wheelbase 109.9 in
Length (milimeters) 4790 mm
Length (inches) 188.6 in
Width (milimeters) 1793 mm
Width (inches) 70.6 in
Height (milimeters) 1349 mm
Height (inches) 53.1 in
L:W ratio 1.72
Ground clearance (milimeters) 127 mm
Ground clearance (inches) 5 in
Kerb weight (kilograms) 1252 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 2760 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 57 litres
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 12.5 UK Ga
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 15.1 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Steering recirculating ball
Turns lock-to-lock 5.400
Turning circle 12.10 m
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 3M
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.79

General information

RAC rating 29.4
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1972 Mercury Comet PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1972

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