Lincoln LS

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Lincoln LS
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Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1999–2006
Model years 2000–2006
Assembly Wixom Assembly Plant, Wixom, Michigan, Unitit States
Predecessor Lincoln Continental (mid-size)
Lincoln Mark VIII
Successor Lincoln MKZ
Class Mid-size caur
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Platform Ford DEW98 platform
Ingine 3.0 L V6
3.9 L V8
Transmission 2000–2002 Getrag 221 5-speed manual
2000–2002 5R55N 5-speed automatic
2003–2006 5R55S 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 114.5 in (2908 mm)
Length 2000–2005: 193.9 in (4,925 mm)
2006: 194.3 in (4,935 mm)
Width 73.2 in (1,859 mm)
Hicht 2000–2002: 57.2 in (1,453 mm)
2003–2006: 56.1 in (1,425 mm)
Curb wicht 3692 lb (1675 kg)
Relatit Ford Thunderbird
Jaguar S-Type
Jaguar XF

The Lincoln LS is a mid-size, rear wheel drive sedan frae Lincoln. For its production run frae 1999 till 2006, it wis based on the Ford DEW98 platform, which wis shared wi the Jaguar S-Type an Ford Thunderbird. LS versions wur oreeginally tae be cawed LS6 an LS8[1][2] dependin on ingine choice, but those designations wur replaced wi "LS V6" an "LS V8" efter Toyota's Lexus diveesion became concerned aboot the potential for namin confusion wi its Lexus LS.[3] Alang with the relatit Jaguar S-Type, it is the first entry-level luxury caur awned bi a Ford brand syne the Merkur Scorpio an XR4Ti endit production in 1989.

The LS wis introduced in early 1999 as a 2000 model year vehicle, in pairt as a successor tae the Lincoln Mark VIII coupe that wis discontinued efter 1998. It wis the first Lincoln in decades tae affer an optional manual transmission. Wi its available V8 pouer, rear wheel drive, an near 50/50 weight distribution, the LS wis an attractive alternative tae European sports sedans.

Prices for the LS frae the 2000 tae 2004 model years ranged frae juist ower $30,000 for a base V6 model in 1999, tae aroond $45,000 for fully equipped Special Edition V8 LSE trims in 2004. Bi 2006, prices ranged frae $39,945 for a base model tae $49,100 for a top-o-the-line LS. The increase in base price wis caused bi the elimination o the entry-level LS V6, which in turn moved the nou V8-ae LS frae the entry-level luxury segment tae the mid-level luxury segment.

Production o the LS endit on Aprile 3, 2006. Aw Lincoln LS models wur manufactured at Ford's Wixom Assembly Plant which wis idled in 2007, as pairt o The Way Forward. About 262,900 LS models were built. [4]

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  1. David C. Smith and Bill Visnic (April 1, 1998). "2000 Lincoln LS6 and LS8: Can these new-century Lincolns really cut in on BMW's turf?". Wards AutoWorld. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  2. Frank, Michael (December 5, 2000). "Ask the Expert - 2001 Lincoln LS V-8". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  3. Edmunds.com Inside Line - Stars, Stripes and a Healthy Dose of Das Vaterland - 01 Jan 1999[deid airtin]
  4. "Lincoln LS run will end". LeftLaneNews. April 3, 2006. 

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