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Lincoln Continental Town Car

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Lincoln Continental Town Car

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7539 cm3 / 460.1 cu in / 460.1 cu in, 163.3 kW / 219.0 hp / 219.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LincolnIssued from1973
ModelContinental Town CarIssued 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

Length5829 mm / 229.5 in / 229.5 inTotal (curb) weight2386 kg / 5260 lb / 5260 lb
Width2022 mm / 79.6 in / 79.6 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3226 mm / 127.0 in / 127.0 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 clearanceFuel capacity83 l / 18.3 UK gal / 22.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.42 m2 / 26.1 sq ft / 26.1 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 constructionBore110.7 mm / 4.36 in / 4.36 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke97.8 mm / 3.85 in / 3.85 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply1 carbEngine displacement7539 cm3 / 460.1 cu in / 460.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity942.38 cm3/cylinder / 57.508 cu in/cylinder / 57.508 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power163.3 kW / 219.0 hp / 219.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.2 kW / 107.6 hp / 107.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.7 kW/l / 0.476 bhp/cu in / 0.476 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque64.7 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) ratio2.75

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.40 s / 10.40 s / 10.40 sPower-to-weight ratio91.8 kW/ton / 69.5 bhp/ton / 69.5 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 time17.60 s / 17.60 s / 17.60 s (top 80 km/h / 50 mph / 50 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.99Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle,3 Links, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front230-15Tyres rear230-15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lincoln Continental Town Car

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