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4dr Sedan


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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.5


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750


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

Exterior Dimensions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.8

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7
Passenger Capacity 6
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.0


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


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.95
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
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.) w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil springs


Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code T23
Front Tire Order Code T31
Rear Tire Order Code T23
Rear Tire Order Code T31
Front Tire Size P225/60VR16
Front Tire Size P225/60R16
Rear Tire Size P225/60VR16
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/80R16


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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.56
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26
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


EPA Classification Large

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3884


Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Chromed Alum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Chromed Alum
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4