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Lincoln Continental

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Lincoln Continental

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6590 cm3 / 402.1 cu in / 402.1 cu in, 118.6 kW / 159.0 hp / 159.0 hp @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, 427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LincolnIssued from1979
ModelContinentalIssued until
SerieContinentalNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLincolnCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5920 mm / 233.1 in / 233.1 inTotal (curb) weight2113 kg / 4658 lb / 4658 lb
Width2020 mm / 79.5 in / 79.5 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3230 mm / 127.2 in / 127.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1633 mm / 64.3 in / 64.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1633 mm / 64.3 in / 64.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance123 mm / 4.8 in / 4.8 inFuel capacity92 l / 20.2 UK gal / 24.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.40 m2 / 25.9 sq ft / 25.9 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply1 Fo 2150A 9510 D9VE-LB carbEngine displacement6590 cm3 / 402.1 cu in / 402.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity823.75 cm3/cylinder / 50.268 cu in/cylinder / 50.268 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power118.6 kW / 159.0 hp / 159.0 hp at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.4 kW / 63.6 hp / 63.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output18.0 kW/l / 0.396 bhp/cu in / 0.396 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque64.8 N·m/l / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.47

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio75.2 kW/ton / 57.0 bhp/ton / 57.0 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 time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.08Turning circle15.7 m / 51.5 ft / 51.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Radius arms, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front6 x 15Wheels rear6 x 15
Tyres front225 x 16Tyres rear225 x 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 inBrake diameter rear292 mm / 11.5 in / 11.5 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lincoln Continental

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