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 Dimensions19691970
Wheelbase111.0″111.0″
Overall Length193.8″196.1″
Overall Width74.2″74.1″
Tread (front & rear)58.5″58.5″
Overall Height51.5″51.5″
Curb Weight13401 lbs.3476 lbs.

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

Interior Dimensions19691970
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 4V1390 GT 4VCJ 428 4VBOSS 302 4V
VIN CodeMSQ & R2G
AvailabilityStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Displacement351 cu. in.390 cu. in.428 cu. in.302 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke4.00″ x 3.50″4.05″ x 3.78″4.13″ x 3.98″4.00″ x 3.00″
HP@RPM290@4800320@4600335@5200290@4800
Torque@RPM385@3200425@2800440@3400290@4300
Carburetor4 bbl.4 bbl.4 bbl.4 bbl.
FuelPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
ExhaustDualDualDualDual

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

1970 Engines

 351 4V1CJ 428 4VBOSS 302 4V
VIN CodeMQ2G
AvailabilityStandardOptionalOptional
Displacement351 cu. in.428 cu. in.302 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke4.00″ x 3.50″4.13″ x 3.98″4.00″ x 3.00″
HP@RPM300@4800335@5200290@4800
Torque@RPM380@3400440@3400290@4300
Carburetor4 bbl.4 bbl.4 bbl.
FuelPremiumPremiumPremium
ExhaustDualDualDual

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