• Lincoln Continental Mark V

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Key facts

Lincoln Continental Mark V, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5850 mm
How heavy?
2045 kg
What size engine?
6.6 litre, 6590 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
161 PS / 159 bhp / 119 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?
427 Nm / 315 / 43.5 kgm @ 1800 rpm
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph


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1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V technical specifications


The Lincoln Continental Mark V is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power through the rear wheels.
Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 6.6 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 159 bhp (161 PS/119 kW) at 3400 rpm and 427 Nm (315 lbft/43.5 kgm) at 1800 rpm respectively.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic transmission.
It weighs a quoted 2045 kg at the kerb.
Its maximum speed claimed is 175 km/h or 109 mph.
1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V data
Lincoln Continental Mark V, 1979 MY data
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3060 120.5
Track/tread (front) 1605 63.2
Track/tread (rear) 1590 62.6
Length 5850 230.3
Width 2020 79.5
Height 1349 53.1
Ground clearance 120 4.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.91
Kerb weight 2045 kg 4508 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 95 litres 20.9 UK Gal 25.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 6.6 litre
6590 cc
(402.146 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 101.6 mm
4 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
161 PS (159 bhp) (119 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output
24.1 bhp/litre
0.4 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
427 Nm (315 ft·lb) (43.5 kgm)
at 1800 rpm
Specific torque
64.8 Nm/litre
0.78 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Fo 2150A 9510 D9VE-LB carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 814.2 kPa (118.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 823.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 78.83 PS/g
57.98 kW/g
77.75 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.25 kg/kW
28.81 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock 4.080
Turning circle 14.20 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.RA.TA.CS.
Wheel size front 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 x 15
Tyres front 225 x 15
Tyres rear 225 x 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 292 mm
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.47
general ID62568
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V added 1999-08-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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