litre and 2.2 litre 4 cylinder
speed manual RWD
mph (2.2 litre)
seconds (2.2 litre)
to 142 bhp (2.2 litre S-Kit)
- 1033 kg / 2050 - 2277 lbs
The Matra Murena was a three seat sports car largely based on
its predecessor, the Matra
The Matra Murena was manufactured from 1980 to 1983 by the French
engineering group Matra in conjunction with the automaker Simca.
However, in 1979, Simca, who were part of Chrysler Europe were
taken over by PSA and the Simca cars were rebranded to Talbot.
This resulted in the Murena being marketed as the 'Talbot Matra
Like the Matra Bagheera which came before it, the Murena had
an unusual three seat layout. A single front row with three
full-size seats. Although the middle seat can be folded down
to act as an armrest when only two people are in the car. The
steel spaceframe chassis of the Murena was fully galvanized
and the body panels were formed from fibreglass. This meant
that the car was very resistant to rust - a problem on the Bagheera.
Powering the Matra Murena was a choice of two mid-mounted engines,
a 1.6 litre 4 cylinder
unit, and a more powerful (but heavier) 2.2 litre engine. The
transmission was handled by a 5 speed manual gearbox driving
the rear wheels.
Similar and related vehicles:
Matra Simca Bagheera
Review by: Philippe:
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from 1981 to 1984 only 10,680 vehicles were produced (all engines
5640 copies 1.6L
4560 copies 2.2L
480 copies only for the 2.2L 'S'