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Segment: Luxury

A redesigned Lincoln Continental came by after around 10 years, with the fifth generation taking a major step forward regarding both styling and technology.

Some design elements were borrowed from the Continental Mark III, the car coming with blade-like fenders, covered headlights, sloping trunk and vinyl top. The previous unibody chassis was ditched for a classic body-on frame construction but the engineers also fit coil-spring suspension on all corners as well as power front disc brakes and drums at the rear. The classic rear suicide doors have been changed to standard-hinged ones due to the complexity and cost of the previous ones.

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LINCOLN Continental 1970 - 1979
  6 gasoline engines
  • 6.6L V8 3AT (166 HP)
  • 6.6L V8 3AT (182 HP)
  • 7.5L V8 3AT (206 HP)
  • 7.5L V8 3AT (215 HP)
  • 7.5L V8 3AT (224 HP)
  • 7.5L V8 3AT (365 HP)
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LINCOLN Continental Brochure

LINCOLN Continental 6.6L V8 3AT (166 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.6L V8 3AT (166 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6590 cm3
Power
123.8 KW @ 3800 RPM
168 HP @ 3800 RPM
166 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
319 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
433 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.9 gallons (79.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
11 mph (18 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
15 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
9.15 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
225 in (5715 mm)
Width
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Height
55.7 in (1415 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/6.4 in (1,633/163 mm)
Wheelbase
127 in (3226 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.1 cuFT (513 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4857 lbs (2203 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11 mpg US (21.4 L/100Km)
Highway
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Combined
14 mpg US (16.8 L/100Km)

LINCOLN Continental 6.6L V8 3AT (182 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.6L V8 3AT (182 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6590 cm3
Power
135.7 KW @ 4000 RPM
185 HP @ 4000 RPM
182 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
331 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM
449 Nm @ 1600 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.9 gallons (79.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
109 mph (175 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
9.15 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
225 in (5715 mm)
Width
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Height
55.7 in (1415 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/6.4 in (1,633/163 mm)
Wheelbase
127 in (3226 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.1 cuFT (513 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5077 lbs (2303 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
10.5 mpg US (22.4 L/100Km)
Highway
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Combined
12.5 mpg US (18.8 L/100Km)

LINCOLN Continental 7.5L V8 3AT (206 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  7.5L V8 3AT (206 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
7536 cm3
Power
153.6 KW @ 3800 RPM
209 HP @ 3800 RPM
206 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
357 lb-ft @ 2600 RPM
484 Nm @ 2600 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.9 gallons (79.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
114 mph (183 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
9.15 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
225 in (5715 mm)
Width
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Height
55.7 in (1415 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/6.4 in (1,633/163 mm)
Wheelbase
127 in (3226 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.1 cuFT (513 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5379 lbs (2440 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.7 mpg US (24.2 L/100Km)
Highway
14.5 mpg US (16.2 L/100Km)
Combined
11.6 mpg US (20.3 L/100Km)

LINCOLN Continental 7.5L V8 3AT (215 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  7.5L V8 3AT (215 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
7536 cm3
Power
160.3 KW @ 4000 RPM
218 HP @ 4000 RPM
215 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 2600 RPM
475 Nm @ 2600 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.9 gallons (79.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
9.15 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
225 in (5715 mm)
Width
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Height
55.7 in (1415 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/6.4 in (1,633/163 mm)
Wheelbase
127 in (3226 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.1 cuFT (513 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5362 lbs (2432 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.9 mpg US (23.8 L/100Km)
Highway
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Combined
11.8 mpg US (19.9 L/100Km)

LINCOLN Continental 7.5L V8 3AT (224 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  7.5L V8 3AT (224 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
7536 cm3
Power
167 KW @ 4400 RPM
227 HP @ 4400 RPM
224 BHP @ 4400 RPM
Torque
358 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
485 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.9 gallons (79.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
9.15 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
225 in (5715 mm)
Width
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Height
55.7 in (1415 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/6.4 in (1,633/163 mm)
Wheelbase
127 in (3226 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.1 cuFT (513 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5117 lbs (2321 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.8 mpg US (24 L/100Km)
Highway
14.6 mpg US (16.1 L/100Km)
Combined
11.5 mpg US (20.5 L/100Km)

LINCOLN Continental 7.5L V8 3AT (365 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  7.5L V8 3AT (365 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
7536 cm3
Power
272.2 KW @ 4600 RPM
370 HP @ 4600 RPM
365 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
500 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
678 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.9 gallons (79.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
9.15 - 15
DIMENSIONS
Length
225 in (5715 mm)
Width
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Height
55.7 in (1415 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/6.4 in (1,633/163 mm)
Wheelbase
127 in (3226 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.1 cuFT (513 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4910 lbs (2227 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9 mpg US (26.1 L/100Km)
Highway
14 mpg US (16.8 L/100Km)
Combined
11 mpg US (21.4 L/100Km)
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