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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 15 23 $44,112 $46,680
4-Door Sedan Livery Package 15 23 $44,585 $47,180
4-Door Sedan Luxury Collection 15 23 $49,069 $51,925
4-Door Sedan Premium Collection 15 23 $51,809 $54,825
4-Door Sedan Platinum Collection 15 22 $56,581 $59,875
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 17 24 $39,035 $41,500
4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 16 23 $40,793 $43,390
4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 17 25 $45,443 $48,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,112
$39,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,680
$41,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$692 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Lincoln MKS won’t win over the Town Car or the M5 crowd, but it’s blessed with smart performance, subdued good looks, and a roomy interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Full Size Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 41.6 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 113.2 105.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.9 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.8 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 207.6 204.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 65.1
Wheelbase (in) 115.6 112.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.8 18.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x 1.18 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.47 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.2 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/55SR17 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code QCH TC5
Front Tire Size P235/55SR17 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QCH TC5
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4009 4127
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.5 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 190
Engine
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 4400 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LD8 99R
Displacement 4.6L/279 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 6000 274 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.84
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.87
Trans Order Code MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.11 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac DTS Lincoln MKS
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 4 (2009)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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