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Segment: Luxury

Lincoln introduced the third generation of its flagship model, the Town Car, in 1998 and showed a different approach to the market and a change of its targeted customers.

While the first two generations of the Town Car were addressed to those who did business with a cigar on a hand and a glass of wine on the other, Lincoln built the third generation for those who were more attracted to new technologies and indulged themselves with a glass of champagne and went more to the club than to the country club. It built it for the younger generations of entrepreneurs who were more attracted by technologies.

From the outside, the tall, vertical grille was gone, and a chromed, shield-like one took its place. It was slightly raked and showed a modern styling. Its wrapped-around headlights and aerodynamically profiled bumper with horizontal slats at the bottom completed the front fascia. The Town Car kept the cab-rearward concept with a long hood and a thick and vertical C-pillar from its sides. Only the rear windscreen was curved and raked forward.

Inside, the designers kept the straight lines and 90 degrees corner only for the dash's air-vents. The rest of it showed rounded corners and edges, plus an elegant oval clock in the middle. Wood-trims and leather were extensively used on the door panels and most of the interior. There was plenty of legroom in the back, and, as an option, the carmaker installed a mini-bar in the rear armrest.

Under the hood, Ford provided a 4.6-liter engine for its luxury brand and offered it three power outputs between 203 and 238 hp.

LINCOLN Town Car 1998 - 2003 7 Photos
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LINCOLN Town Car 1998 - 2003
  3 gasoline engines
  • 4.6L V8 4AT (203 HP)
  • 4.6L V8 4AT (218 HP)
  • 4.6L V8 4AT (238 HP)

LINCOLN Town Car 4.6L V8 4AT (203 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.6L V8 4AT (203 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4606 cm3
Power
149 KW @ 4250 RPM
203 HP @ 4250 RPM
200 BHP @ 4250 RPM
Torque
275 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
373 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60SR16 BSW
DIMENSIONS
Length
215.3 in (5469 mm)
Width
78.2 in (1986 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.4/65.3 in (1,610/1,659 mm)
Wheelbase
117.7 in (2990 mm)
Cargo Volume
20.4 cuFT (578 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4048.4 lbs (1836 kg)

LINCOLN Town Car 4.6L V8 4AT (218 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.6L V8 4AT (218 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4606 cm3
Power
160 KW @ 4500 RPM
218 HP @ 4500 RPM
215 BHP @ 4500 RPM
Torque
265 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
359 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
1.8 gallons (6.8 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60SR16 BSW
DIMENSIONS
Length
215.3 in (5469 mm)
Width
78.2 in (1986 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.4/65.3 in (1,610/1,659 mm)
Wheelbase
117.7 in (2990 mm)
Cargo Volume
20.4 cuFT (578 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4048.4 lbs (1836 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)

LINCOLN Town Car 4.6L V8 4AT (238 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.6L V8 4AT (238 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4606 cm3
Power
175 KW @ 4750 RPM
238 HP @ 4750 RPM
235 BHP @ 4750 RPM
Torque
275 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
373 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60SR16 BSW
DIMENSIONS
Length
215.3 in (5469 mm)
Width
78.2 in (1986 mm)
Height
58 in (1473 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.4/65.3 in (1,610/1,659 mm)
Wheelbase
117.7 in (2990 mm)
Cargo Volume
20.4 cuFT (578 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4121.1 lbs (1869 kg)
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