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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
Liftover Height (in) 27.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6 78.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.9 20.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60SR16
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
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 4.6L/281 4.6L/281
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
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
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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