2-door 5-seater hardtop coupé.
Completely different type of Cougar, now not related to the new Mustang but based on the Mercury Montego platform, becoming something of a smaller, ersatz, Thunderbird. As before, all types with big Ford-type V8 engines, and this time sold only as the XR7 coupé. Illogically, though not as sporty as before, it sold well in the USA - nearly a quarter million in three years. Only available in UK until 1975.
- 5769cc/6590cc/7544cc (V8 OHV)
- Front engine, rear-wheel drive
- Production dates:
- 1973 to 1976
- Number produced: