Lincoln Continental Mark III, 1970 MY

The Lincoln Continental Mark III is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which transmits its power through the rear wheels. The Lincoln Continental Mark III's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 7.5 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 365 bhp (370 PS/272 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 678 N·m (500 lb·ft/69.1 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic 'box. Quoted weight at the kerb is 2207 kg. Maximum stated speed is 209 km/h or 130 mph.

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Key facts

Lincoln Continental Mark III, 1970 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5486 mm
How heavy?
2207 kg
What size engine?
7.5 litre, 7544 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
370 PS / 365 bhp / 272 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
678 Nm / 500 ft.lb / 69.1 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph

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Lincoln Continental Mark III -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7536 cm3 370 PS 365 bhp 272 kW 2150 kg
Lincoln Continental Mark III -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7544 cm3 370 PS 365 bhp 272 kW 2150 kg

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1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2978 117.2
Track/tread (front) 1581 62.2
Track/tread (rear) 1581 62.2
Length 5486 216
Width 2019 79.5
Height 1346 53
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.84
Kerb weight 2207 kg 4866
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90.9 litres 20 UK Gal 24 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7.5 litre
7544 cc
(460.363 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 110.74 × 97.8 mm
4.36 × 3.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
370 PS (365 bhp) (272 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
48.4 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
678 Nm (500 ft·lb) (69.1 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
89.87 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 1 Autolite carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1129.4 kPa (163.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 943 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 167.68 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
123.33 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
165.38 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.11 kg/kW
13.54 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.80
general
Carfolio.com ID62645
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 60.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.