Key facts

Lincoln Continental, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5920 mm
How heavy?
2112 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 ft.lb / 43.5 kgm @ 1800 rpm
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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1979 Lincoln Continental technical specifications

Introduction

Lincoln Continental is an automobile that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
The Lincoln Continental's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 6.6 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 159 bhp (161 PS/119 kW) of power at 3400 rpm, and maximum torque of 427 N·m (315 lb·ft/43.5 kgm) at 1800 rpm.
The engine drives the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic set of gears.
The Lincoln Continental weighs a stated 2112 kg at the kerb.
Top quoted speed is 175 km/h, which equates to 109 mph.
1979 Lincoln Continental data
Lincoln Continental, 1979 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3230 127.2
Track/tread (front) 1633 64.3
Track/tread (rear) 1633 64.3
Length 5920 233.1
Width 2030 79.9
Height 1410 55.5
Ground clearance 123 4.8
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight 2112 kg 4656 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 92 litres 20.2 UK Gal 24.3 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 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
(DIN)
161 PS (159 bhp) (119 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
24.1 bhp/litre
0.4 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
427 Nm (315 ft·lb) (43.5 kgm)
at 1800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
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
performance
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 76.33 PS/g
56.14 kW/g
75.28 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.81 kg/kW
29.75 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock 4.080
Turning circle 15.70 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 16
Tyres rear 225 x 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 292 mm
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.47
general
Carfolio.com ID62766
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Lincoln Continental added 1999-08-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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