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Lincoln Continental

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Lincoln Continental

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 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 doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5910 l / 208.71 cu ft / 208.71 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5920 mm / 233.1 in / 233.1 inTotal (curb) weight2112 kg / 4656 lb / 4656 lb
Width2030 mm / 79.9 in / 79.9 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 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)0.5Frontal area (A)2.43 m2 / 26.2 sq ft / 26.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.22 m2 / 13.1 sq ft / 13.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)30.2 kW / 40.5 hp / 40.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)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 ratio75.3 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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