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Executive 4dr Sedan Executive


Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.55
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 22.3

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 850


Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Order Code 99W
Displacement 4.6L/281
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4250
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 3250

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7
Length, Overall (in) 219
Height, Overall (in) 56.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0
Wheelbase (in) 117.4
Liftover Height (in) 30.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³) 116.0
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.1
Second Leg Room (in) 41.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.0
Front Hip Room (in) 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Passenger Capacity 6


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


Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4
Steering Type Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.1


Body Style 4 Door Sedan Executive
Vehicle Name Lincoln Town Car


Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front HD Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear Four-bar-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -


Spare Tire Size T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code T3P
Rear Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code T3P
Spare Tire Order Code 508
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P225/75R15
Front Tire Size P215/70R15
Rear Tire Size P225/75R15
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size P225/75R15


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 Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.08
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.32


EPA Classification Large

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3997


Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5