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Lincoln Continental

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 Lincoln Continental

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3797 cm3 / 231.7 cu in / 231.7 cu in, 83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 237.0 N·m / 174.8 lb·ft / 174.8 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, automatic overdrive (AOD) 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LincolnIssued from1982
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

Length5110 mm / 201.2 in / 201.2 inTotal (curb) weight1597 kg / 3521 lb / 3521 lb
Width1869 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1394 mm / 54.9 in / 54.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2758 mm / 108.6 in / 108.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1483 mm / 58.4 in / 58.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)54.0 % / 54.0 % / 54.0 %
Ground clearance135 mm / 5.3 in / 5.3 inFuel capacity87 l / 19.1 UK gal / 23.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.85  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore96.8 mm / 3.81 in / 3.81 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply1 E1ZE 9155 AA carbEngine displacement3797 cm3 / 231.7 cu in / 231.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity632.83 cm3/cylinder / 38.618 cu in/cylinder / 38.618 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque237.0 N·m / 174.8 lb·ft / 174.8 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.4 kW / 44.8 hp / 44.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.0 kW/l / 0.483 bhp/cu in / 0.483 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque62.4 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomatic overdrive (AOD)Number of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.67
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio70.1 kW/ton / 53.1 bhp/ton / 53.1 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
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.05Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels front5.5Wheels rear5.5
Tyres frontP205/75 R 15 W/WSWTyres rearP205/75 R 15 W/WSW
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front277 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 inBrake diameter rear286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lincoln Continental

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