Compare 1997 BMW 7-Series vs 1997 Lincoln Town Car

1997 BMW 7-Series
1997 Lincoln Town Car
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4-Door Sedan SWB 740iA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SWB 740iA 17 24 $53,920 $60,850
4-Door Sedan LWB 740il 17 24 $56,730 $64,800
4-Door Sedan LWB 750il 15 20 $79,735 $91,100
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4-Door Sedan Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Executive 17 25 $32,890 $37,280
4-Door Sedan Signature 17 25 $34,920 $39,640
4-Door Sedan Cartier 17 25 $37,982 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,920
$32,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,850
$37,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1014 / month
$621 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 62.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 116.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 62.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 219
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
115.4 117.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 22.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.55
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 44.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R16 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T3P
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T3P
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 3997
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3900 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 5700 190 @ 4250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Executive
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Lincoln Town Car
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Four-bar-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30

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