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Mercury Zephyr

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Mercury Zephyr
Mercury
Successor Mercury Topaz
Production 1978-1983
Class Compact
Body Style 2-Door Sedan
2-Door Coupe
4-Door Sedan
5-Door Wagon
Length 193.8"
Width 70.2"
Height 53.5"
Wheelbase 105.5"
Weight 2700-3200 lbs
Transmission 3-Speed Manual, RWD
4-Speed Manual, RWD
3-Speed Automatic, RWD
Engine 2.3L (140 cid) I4 (1978-1983)
3.3L (200 cid) I6 (1978-1983)
4.2L (255 cid) V8 (1980)
5.0L (302 cid) V8 (1978-1979)
Power 85-130 hp
Similar Ford Fairmont
Platform Fox

The Mercury Zephyr, using a name that was once a Lincoln model from 1936-1942, was introduced in 1978 as an upscale twin the Ford Fairmont. It replaced the outgoing Comet in Mercury's compact lineup. The Zephyr was a tremendous success for Mercury, and its new Fox platform spawned several other popular Ford models that were in use as recently as 2004. The Zephyr continued thru the 1983 model year with little change when it was replaced by the all-new front wheel drive Topaz. The Zephyr name would reappear as a Lincoln model once again in 2006 as an upscale version of the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan.

See separate Ford Fairmont entry for more information about the Mercury Zephyr.



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