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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan Executive
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Trim

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
$33,999
$32,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,280
$37,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$621 / month
$621 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 62.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 57.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 41.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.4 116.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 62.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 63.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 117.4
Liftover Height (in) 27.2 30.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6 76.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 6.0
Length, Overall (in) 206.3 219
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.1 22.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.55 11.1 x 0.55
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.02 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.8 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.1 42.0
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 44.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.95 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/80R16 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code T31 T3P
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code T31 T3P
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3884 3997
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.5 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 650
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 4750 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code 99V 99W
Displacement 4.6L/281 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5750 190 @ 4250
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.56 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.56
Trans Order Code 44X 44U
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Executive
Vehicle Name Lincoln Continental Lincoln Town Car
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Four-bar-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air springs w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 1.02
 
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