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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740IA 4-Door Sedan SWB
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
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 58.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
22.3 13.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 38.1
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 P235/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
T3P NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3997 4255
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Executive 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln Town Car BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar-link Four-Link
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 -

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