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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Executive
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Body Style

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
740IA 4-Door Sedan SWB
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Trim

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