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1998 Lincoln Continental Model Comparison

Base Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $37,930.00 $42,830.00 $39,310.00
Destination $670.00 $670.00 $640.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.6L V8 4.6L V8 5.4L V8
Horsepower 260 @ 5500 RPM 220 @ 4500 RPM 230 @ 4250 RPM
Torque 270 @ 4500 RPM 290 @ 3500 RPM 325 @ 3000 RPM
Valves 4 2 2
Displacement (cc) 4601 4601 5406
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.6 X 3.5 3.6 X 3.5 3.6 X 4.2
Compression Ratio 9.9:1 10:1 9:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 17 17 13
Highway (mpg) 24 25 17

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3866.9 4094.0 5176.5
Wheelbase (in.) 109.0 117.7 119.0
Length (in.) 208.5 215.3 204.8
Width (in.) 73.6 78.2 79.9
Height (in.) 56.0 58.0 75.2
Track Front (in.) 63.0 63.4 65.4
Track Rear (in.) 61.5 65.3 65.5
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A 8.4

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 6 7
Front Headroom (in.) 39.2 39.2 39.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.0 37.5 39.8
Front Legroom (in.) 41.9 42.6 41.0
Rear Legroom (in.) 38.0 41.1 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 57.1 60.6 63.8
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 56.6 60.3 64.4
Front Hip Room (in.) 55.7 57.3 61.2
Rear Hip Room (in.) 56.5 58.0 62.3

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 101.5 112.3 N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut wishbone other
Rear Suspension multi-link beam beam
Tires 225/60R16 225/60R16 245/75R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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