Specs/Data

Mercury Cougar Eliminator Specifications & Data

The specifications and data on this page were taken from Lincoln-Mercury factory documents of the period.

Exterior Dimensions 1969 1970
Wheelbase 111.0″ 111.0″
Overall Length 193.8″ 196.1″
Overall Width 74.2″ 74.1″
Tread (front & rear) 58.5″ 58.5″
Overall Height 51.5″ 51.5″
Curb Weight1 3401 lbs. 3476 lbs.

1Equipped with base 351 4V engine & automatic transmission.

Interior Dimensions 1969 1970
Head Room (front) 37.4″ 37.6″
Shoulder Room (front) 55.9″ 55.9″
Leg Room (front) 41.1″ 40.1″
Trunk Capacity (useable) 10.2 cu. ft. 10.1 cu. ft.

1969 Engines

351 4V1 390 GT 4V CJ 428 4V BOSS 302 4V
VIN Code M S Q & R2 G
Availability Standard Optional Optional Optional
Displacement 351 cu. in. 390 cu. in. 428 cu. in. 302 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke 4.00″ x 3.50″ 4.05″ x 3.78″ 4.13″ x 3.98″ 4.00″ x 3.00″
HP@RPM 290@4800 320@4600 335@5200 290@4800
Torque@RPM 385@3200 425@2800 440@3400 290@4300
Carburetor 4 bbl. 4 bbl. 4 bbl. 4 bbl.
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Exhaust Dual Dual Dual Dual

1Windsor engine
2R code denotes engine equipped with Ram Air induction

1970 Engines

351 4V1 CJ 428 4V BOSS 302 4V
VIN Code M Q2 G
Availability Standard Optional Optional
Displacement 351 cu. in. 428 cu. in. 302 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke 4.00″ x 3.50″ 4.13″ x 3.98″ 4.00″ x 3.00″
HP@RPM 300@4800 335@5200 290@4800
Torque@RPM 380@3400 440@3400 290@4300
Carburetor 4 bbl. 4 bbl. 4 bbl.
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Exhaust Dual Dual Dual

1Cleveland engine
2Q code was used for Ram/Air and non-Ram/Air engines during 1970 model year

1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
Photo courtesy of John Benoit and TCCN