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4dr Sedan


Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.55
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.02
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.5


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130


Engine Order Code 99V
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 4.6L/281
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5750
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 4750

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) 27.2
Length, Overall (in) 206.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 6
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.4


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17


Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.84
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.95
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.1


Vehicle Name Lincoln Continental
Body Style 4 Door Sedan


Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.42
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.18
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Air springs


Rear Tire Order Code T31
Front Tire Order Code T31
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P225/60R16
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/90R16


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)


Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.56
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26


EPA Classification Large

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3911


Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0