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Lincoln Continental

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Lincoln Continental

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7043 cm3 / 429.8 cu in / 429.8 cu in, 223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp @ 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm, 630.0 N·m / 464.7 lb·ft / 464.7 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LincolnIssued from1962
ModelContinentalIssued until
SerieContinentalNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLincolnCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5410 mm / 213.0 in / 213.0 inTotal (curb) weight2328 kg / 5132 lb / 5132 lb
Width1994 mm / 78.5 in / 78.5 inDry weight
Height1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1577 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance184 mm / 7.2 in / 7.2 inFuel capacity91 l / 20.0 UK gal / 24.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.30 m2 / 24.8 sq ft / 24.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore109.2 mm / 4.30 in / 4.30 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.16
Fuel supply1 Ho carbEngine displacement7043 cm3 / 429.8 cu in / 429.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity880.38 cm3/cylinder / 53.724 cu in/cylinder / 53.724 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp at 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm / 4100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque630.0 N·m / 464.7 lb·ft / 464.7 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)65.0 kW / 87.2 hp / 87.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.8 kW/l / 0.698 bhp/cu in / 0.698 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.5 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)12.40 s / 12.40 s / 12.40 sPower-to-weight ratio128.9 kW/ton / 97.6 bhp/ton / 97.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time19.70 s / 19.70 s / 19.70 s (top 76 km/h / 47 mph / 47 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.6 m / 47.9 ft / 47.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Upper & lower wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front6K x 14Wheels rear6K x 14
Tyres front9.50 x 14Tyres rear9.50 x 14
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front281 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 inBrake diameter rear281 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lincoln Continental

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