Compare 1997 Lincoln Town Car vs 1997 BMW 7-Series

1997 Lincoln Town Car
1997 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan Executive
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
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4-Door Sedan SWB 740iA
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
117.4 115.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
22.3 13.0
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.55 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 22.5
Steering
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
Steering Type
Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 3250 310 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
99W NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
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,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln Town Car BMW 7 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Executive 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air springs w/Coil Springs

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