Mercury Cougar 1967-1970


June 2, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Mercury Cougar XR-7 (1968)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
122
0-50 mph
5.4
0-60 mph
7.1
1/4 mile
15.1
BHP
390 @5600rpm
Torque lbft
460 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
234
Engine capacity CC/CU
6997/427
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.9:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
190.3
Width (in)
71.3
Height (in)
51.7
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3662
Additional Info: Originally available in 2 packages: the XR-7 and GT. In 1967 the XR-7 could be had with 195/200/225hp 289cu engines or 280/320hp 390cu engines, while the GT got a 335hp 390cu engine and could get to 60 in 7.9 and cover the 1/4 mile in 15.9 secs. In 1968 Mercury released the GT-E with a 390hp 427cu engine and the XR-7G. Also in 1968 added to the engine line up was 210/230hp 302cu engines, also the 427 was replaced by the 428 (rated at 335hp, but in reality probably closer to 390hp). The 1969 Cougar was made a little larger and also a convertible was added. Also in 1969 the Cougar Eliminator package was introduced. Engine line up in 1969 had a 290hp 302cu engine, 250/290hp 351cu engines, a 320hp 390cu engine and a conservatively rated 335hp 428cu engine, the later could get the Cougar to 60 in 5.6 secs and cover the 1/4 mile in 14.1 secs. 1970 had a 290hp 302cu engine, a 300hp 351cu engine, a 335hp 428cu engine and a new 375hp 429cu engine with Ram Air.

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