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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 24 $34,702 $38,030
4-Door Sedan Signature 17 24 $36,170 $39,680
4-Door Sedan Cartier 17 24 $38,974 $42,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,613
$34,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,930
$38,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$632 / month
$634 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 41.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.5 112.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 60.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.5
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 60.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 208.5 215.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 65.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 117.7
Liftover Height (in) 27.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6 78.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.9 20.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.02 - 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) 10.1 x 0.55 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.95 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.1 42.0
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T31 T3U
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Spare Tire Size T125/80R16 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code T31 T3U
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3868 4015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.5 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5500 205 @ 4250
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4500 280 @ 3000
Engine Order Code 99V 99W
Displacement 4.6L/281 4.6L/281
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh 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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Lincoln Continental Lincoln Town Car
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Executive
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Watts linkage
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
 
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