History of the car industry has wrapped up a pretty image on American Motors Corporation (AMC) has one of the best classic cars which is the 1983 AMC Eagle Wagon. It is an automatic wheel drive vehicle that shows windows switches on the door panel and a rally instrument on the center of its console.
AMC Eagles were the only four wheel drive passenger vehicles produce in the U.S during its time. Aside from it was an affordable car, it offers a comfortable ride and pavement handling with superior traction in light off-road use by the AMC's innovative engineering and packaging.
The vehicle was a logical step for AMC according to CEO Gerald C. Meyers. Its initial proposal for production of the AMC Eagle came from Roy Lunn who was then the chief design engineer of the company.
This 1983 AMC Eagle Limited Station Wagon which was ahead of its time has a 5 door wagon type of body, 4x4 part-time, and manual 4-speed gearbox. It uses petrol (gasoline) engine with the displacement of 2471 cm3/ 150.8 cui, a power of 62.5 KW/ 84 hp/ 85 PS (SAE net) and torque 170Nm/ 125 lb-ft.
The car's speed is over 143 km/h theoretically 89mph. As for its consumption of fuel and mileage, 23/30 mpg (U.S.), 10.2/7.8 l/100km, 27.5/35.9 mpg (imp.), 9.8/12.8 km/l and has an estimated average rating by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of 13.6 1/ 100km / 20.8 mpg (imp.) / 17.3 mpg (U.S) / 7.4 km/1.
Today, AMC's eagle is known as the first crossover vehicle. This high innovative vehicle was made during the last part of the American motors that is now a continuing product of Chrysler's just briefly Chrysler killed the eagle and kept the name for its new marque which was then hit on a relaunch under a new name and modified Renault 25.