Segment: Medium
Production years: 2005, 2006, 2007

LINCOLN Zephyr 2005-2007 8 Photos
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Lincoln Zephyr's name goes back in time to the late '30s, when it was built as available as a luxury sedan, and the 2005 model aimed the same segment.

While a V12 didn't power it as its illustrious predecessor, the 2006 Zephyr provided more comfort and power than that. Ford built the Zephyr on the same platform as the Mazda 6, but with a longer wheelbase to provide more comfort for the rear passengers.

Its chromed front grille exaggerated its wedged look with vertical slats at the front and the angular headlights. The car featured wide taillights split between the rear quarter panels and the trunk lid in the back. Maybe its long cabin looked too conservative, but it indeed served its purpose to accommodate five passengers comfortably.

Inside, the Zephyr featured an almost vertical dash-panel with an elegant look and circular air-vents. Lincoln installed a 10-speaker infotainment system with a touch screen and a CD-player developed together with the THX specialist on the center stack. The aluminum and wood trims made the car looks very stylish. There was room for five in the back, thanks to a lower transmission tunnel, which was used for the all-wheel-drive versions. Its split-folding 60/40 seatback for the rear bench allowed an increase for the already impressively sized trunk.

Under the body, the Zephyr featured independent suspension in all corners. Its V-6 engine provided by Ford featured a variable camshaft timing, and it was paired to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

LINCOLN Zephyr 2005, 2006, 2007
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.0i V6 24V 6AT (221 HP)

3.0i V6 24V 6AT (221 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 3.0i V6 24V 6AT (221 HP)
Displacement:2967 cm3
Power:164.8 KW @ 6250 RPM
221 HP @ 6250 RPM
221 BHP @ 6250 RPM
Torque:205 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
278 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Fuel System:Electronic Injection
Top Speed:144 mph (232 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):7.9 s
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:6-speed automatic
Front:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:225/50 R17
Length:190.5 in (4839 mm)
Width:72.2 in (1834 mm)
Height:55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track:61.6/61.3 in (1,565/1,557 mm)
Wheelbase:107.4 in (2728 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume:15.8 cuFT (447 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.32
Unladen Weight:3406.7 lbs (1545 kg)
City:17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway:26 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
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