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1997 Lincoln Continental

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Make
Lincoln
Model
Continental
Year
1997
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1997 Base 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $37,280

Overview

The traditional American luxury car is big, boxy, supremely comfortable and awesomely powerful. But when the last Cadillac Fleetwood is built this year, only the Lincoln Town Car will be left to champion the old standards. The future belongs to a new breed of prestige models like the Lincoln Continental and its archrival, the Cadillac Seville. These are cars that recognize how the extraordinary popularity of European and Japanese sport and touring sedans has redefined what many affluent younger Americans want in a pricey car. They're trying to take what many Americans liked best about our traditional luxury cars--the power, the size and the gadgets--and marry that with what we like most about the new breed of foreign luxury cars--the performance, the handling and the style. The new Lincoln Continental, which was completely redesigned for the '95 model year, is an intriguing step in that direction. There's a lot of traditional American luxury car here. It's more powerful. The first V8 Ford has ever offered in a front wheel drive boosted the Continental's horsepower 62 percent. It's bigger. The Continental is longer, wider, taller and heavier--a hefty 3911 pounds, just 120 pounds lighter than the Town Car. It's gadget heaven. An unsurpassed array of wizbang electronics allows you to customize 13 aspects of the car to your personal tastes. But the new Continental also offers better performance and handling--not great performance and handling, but definitely better--cutting-edge technology and sophisticated styling. Is this progress or what?

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.6L V-8 / 260 HP / 265 ft.lbs.
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.6L V-8 / 260 HP / 265 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
17.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$68
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
18.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
102 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
206.3 "
Exterior Width
73.3 "
Exterior Height
56.0 "
Front Headroom
39.0 "
Rear Headroom
39.2 "
Front Legroom
41.9 "
Rear Legroom
38.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,732 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
20.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Monotone / Monotone With Stripe
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / 50-50 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Premium Am Stereo/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 6 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Power
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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