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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
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,890
$33,999
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,280
$37,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$621 / month
$621 / 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 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 57.2 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 41.1 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 116.0 102.4
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.1 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.0
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 61.5
Wheelbase (in) 117.4 109.0
Liftover Height (in) 30.1 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 219 206.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 22.3 18.1
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 11.6 x 1.02
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) 11.1 x 0.55 10.1 x 0.55
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 17.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.95
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0 41.1
Steering Type Recirculating Ball Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code T3P T31
Front Tire Size P215/70R15 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/80R16 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code T3P T31
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) 3997 3884
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 13.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 3250 265 @ 4750
Engine Order Code 99W 99V
Displacement 4.6L/281 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4250 260 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
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
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.54
Trans Order Code 44U 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.08 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name Lincoln Town Car Lincoln Continental
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Executive 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 30
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Four-bar-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air springs w/Air springs
 
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