1992 Mercury Cougars
This was essentially a carryover
year for the Cougar, with nothing much changed. Still standard was the
3.8 V6 (LS model), and the 5.0 V8 was optional in the LS and standard in
the XR7. The fuel tank capacity was reduced by 1 gallon.
The 1992 XR7
received new 16" finned wheels.
take note: This was the ONLY model year that this particular 16" wheel
was offered, and only on the Cougar XR7, making them extremely rare to
Also, in addition to Black,
Oxford White, and Electric Red, the XR7 received two unique new monochromatic
colors: Silver and Mocha Frost. Both are considered very rare due to the
limited production of XR7's and late availability of those colors. On the
inside, the XR7 received the same woodgrain trim as the LS model.
announced in late 1991 that a 25th Anniversary Cougar model would indeed
be produced. As a departure from the Medium Cabernet Red color on the
20th Anniversary model offered
in 1987, this new car would be painted
Tourmaline Green. The color
was initially met with some concern; however,
green was beginning to be
a popular color in the early 1990's, and this was a
golden (no pun intended)
opportunity to make the Cougar a hip attraction.
Once again, total production
of 25th Anniversary Cougars was an even 5,000 cars.
new 25th emblem, once again in cloisonne, adorned the C-pillars.
with the1987models, the interior was tan Ultrasuede
leather, partial suede) with contrasting green
and seat piping. The floor mats were
with the new 25th Anniversary emblem.
Unique 16" spoke BBS
hexagonal center caps
were fitted to the new
25th Anniversary cat.
same trunklid nomenclature
on the 20th was used on
25th, and they were
on the trunklid, instead
on the taillights, as with other
Cougars. Of particular
were the keys for this
also featured the 25th
were highly difficult to
through Ford dealers,
are considered one of the
pieces to find in a
The quality of features continued
to be impressive; however, sales were not. Ford was very cautious in their
plans for the Cougar in the next few model years. Unbeknown to most, the
2-door sport coupe market was rapidly shrinking due to the sales of sport
utility vehicles, and Ford was quick to notice this. Steps would be taken
to cut costs on the Cougar, starting with the 1993 model year. And, a major
refreshening of the car was on the way for 1994.
LS - 3.8 (232 cid) V6; 140
hp @ 3800 rpm; 215 lb-ft torque @ 2400 rpm
XR7 - 5.0 (302 cid) V8;
200 hp @ 4000 rpm; 275 lb-ft torque @ 3000 rpm
LS and XR7 - AOD 4-speed
LS - Front 10.8 inch disc,
rear 9.8 inch drum
XR7 - Front 10.8 inch disc,
rear 10.0 inch disc with antilock brakes
Wheelbase - 113"
Overall Length - 199.9
Overall Width - 72.7
Overall Height - 52.7
Cargo Capacity - 15.2 cubic
Fuel Capacity - 18.0 gallons
LS - 3587 lb.
LS (w/V8) - 3753 lb.
XR7 (w/auto) - 3800 lb.
Mercury Cougar Model Info
Cougar info pages provided
by Eric Dess of