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Mercury Cougar (1983–6)

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Mercury Cougar (Fox). 1983–6 (prod. 460,111). 2-door coupé. F/R, 2302 cm³ (I4 OHC), 3797 cm³ (V6 OHV), 4942 cm³ (V8 OHV). Aero-look Cougar, trying to recapture the essence of the name after the sedans and wagons of the previous generation. Successful for Mercury, outselling corporate cousin Ford Thunderbird (1983–6) in first model year. Still on Fox platform but new body. Dull, largely carryover interior for 1983 and 1984. XR7 revived for 1984 with 2·3 turbo, EEC-IV engine management delivering better mileage. V6 gained EFI that year for US. New interior 1985, with visual tweaks; increased power to four in 1986.

Manufacturing location: Lorain, Ohio, USA

Marque: Mercury | Model: Mercury Cougar | Predecessor: Mercury Cougar (1980–2) | Successor: Mercury Cougar (1987–8)

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