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1987 Mercury Cougar Options

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Page Revised: 10 May 2019



1987 Cougar Wheels

Left to right: Performance 15" aluminum wheel; 14" luxury wheel cover; 14" locking wire wheel cover; 14" polycast road wheel; 15" aluminum wheel (20th Anniversary model only).


NOTE: S=standard, O=optional

Feature LS XR-7
3.8L V6 engine with electronic central fuel injection (CFI) S -
Electronic fuel-injected 5.0 liter V8 SEFI engine O S
4-speed automatic overdrive transmission with locking torque converter S S
Power rack-and-pinion steering with 20:1 ratio S -
Power rack-and-pinion steering with 15:1 constant ratio - S
Traction-Lok rear axle - S
Dual hydraulic power brakes (front disc with audible wear sensors, rear drum) S S
Four-bar link coil spring rear suspension with Nitra-cushion front struts and rear shocks S S
Hybrid MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar S S
Handling suspension with Quadra-shock rear suspension O S
22.1-gallon fuel tank S S
45 amp-hr maintenance-free battery S -
58 amp-hr maintenance-free battery O S
60 amp-hr alternator S S
Engine block heater O O
Front air dam - S
5-mph impact bumpers, front and rear S S
Aero halogen headlamps S S
Wide vinyl bodyside molding S S
Tinted glass S S
Air conditioning S S
Automatic temperature control O O
60/40 cloth front twin comfort seats with consolette S -
Articulated sport seats with console - S
Individual bucket seats with console O -
Cloth upholstery S S
Leather seating surfaces O O
6-way power driver's seat O O
Dual 6-way power seats O O
Rear seat with integral headrests and center fold-down armrest S S
Courtesy lights S S
Door map pockets S S
Power windows O O
Dual power mirrors S S
Side window demisters S S
Electric rear window defroster O O
Interval windshield wipers O O
Tilt steering wheel O O
Sport steering wheel - O
Leather-wrapped steering wheel O O
Fingertip speed control O O
Automatic parking brake release O -
Luggage compartment light S S
Quartz analog clock S -
Electronic digital clock O S
Illuminated entry system O O
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors O O
Electronic LCD digital display with speedometer, odometer, trip odometer, speed warning and service interval reminder feature S -
Electronic instrument cluster with digital speedometer, odometer, trip odometer, fuel, coolant, oil and voltage displays, diagnostic alert lamps and trip computer O S
BSW = black sidewall; WSW = white sidewall
P215/70R14 WSW all-season steel belted radial tires S -
P215/70R14 BSW all-season steel belted radial tires O -
P225/60VR15 BSW performance steel belted radial tires - S
Performance 15" aluminum wheels - S
Polycast 14" road wheels O -
Wire locking wheel covers O -
Luxury wheel covers S -
Electronic AM/FM stereo with 4 speakers (could be deleted for credit) S S
Electronic AM/FM stereo with cassette and 4 speakers O O
Premium Sound - power amplifier, two additional door-mounted speakers and premium rear speakers - 80w total O O
Graphic equalizer O O
Power antenna O O
Includes auto-lamp on/off/delay system and automatic headlamp dimmer
Includes engine compartment light, dual-beam dome/map light and instrument panel courtesy light
Includes power door locks, power decklid release and power fuel filler door release
Allows driver's door to be unlocked by depressing numbers above door handle in proper sequence. Passenger side door and decklid can also be opened with additional numbers.

Preferred Equipment Packages (PEP) - Cougar LS

Option 161A 162A 163A
Interval windshield wipers
Electronic digital clock
Tilt steering wheel
Fingertip speed control
Electric rear window defroster
Electronic AM/FM stereo cassette radio
Power windows
Light group
Power lock group
Front carpet floor mats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
6-way power driver's seat
Polycast wheels (or locking wire wheel covers)
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual 6-way power seats
Premium Sound system
5.0L EFI V-8 engine
Electronic instrument cluster
Conventional spare tire

Preferred Equipment Packages (PEP) - Cougar XR-7

Option 165A 166A
Interval windshield wipers
Tilt steering wheel
Fingertip speed control
Electric rear window defroster
Electronic AM/FM stereo cassette radio
Power windows
Power lock group
Front carpet floor mats
6-way power driver's seat
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Premium Sound system
Light group