Town Car is Lincoln’s full-size luxury sedan with a tradition of a smooth ride and superb comfort. The Town Car has long been Lincoln’s flagship sedan - it is the brand’s highest volume model, and it boasts extremely high customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Four trim series - Signature, Signature Limited, Designer and Signature L - are available for retail customers and three additional series are available for the limousine and livery business.
Design and Equipment
The Town Car’s exterior design has a formal appearance with a chromed Lincoln signature grille flanked by quad-beam halogen headlamps. High-intensity-discharge headlamps are optional on Signature Limited, Designer and Signature L models.
A stand -up Lincoln star hood ornament sits at the leading edge of the hood on all models.
At the rear of the car, the fascia, taillamps and the chrome license plate surround present a clean, uncluttered appearance. The st and ard extended rear park assist feature helps with parking maneuvers.
This year the entire wheel lineup is new. Signature versions come with a 12-spoke machined aluminum wheel, Signature Limited and Signature L have a 10-spoke machined aluminum wheel and Designer models have an 18-spoke chromed aluminum wheel. Fleet versions use eight-spoke machined aluminum wheels. All Town Car wheels are 17 inches in diameter.
Two extended-wheelbase models continue – the Executive L (fleet only) and Signature L. In addition to their 6-inch stretch in wheelbase, L models offer rear-seat amenities including a folding armrest with tissue and storage bins, as well as dual power points and remote audio, climate and right front passenger seat controls. The Signature L model includes heated rear seats.
Pewter Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Cherry Clearcoat Metallic and two new two-tone combinations join the exterior palette for 2006. Inside, Medium Light Camel replaces the Light Parchment theme.
Powertrain and Chassis
A 239-horsepower 4.6-liter V-8 is st and ard on Town Car. The engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
Town Car puts power to the ground through its rear wheels via a 3.27:1 final drive ratio. All-speed traction control is st and ard and helps improve traction during inclement weather.
Improved in 2003, the robust chassis is favored by commercial customers for its durability and comfortable ride.
Safety and Security
The Lincoln Town Car was the first car in history to receive five-star government safety ratings in all five categories – and has done so three years in a row. Town Car is equipped with Ford’s Personal Safety System™, which is one of the most comprehensive driver and front-seat passenger restraint systems available. It includes dual-stage air bags and safety belts with pretensioners and energy management retractors. Town Car continues to feature BeltMinder™, which chimes to remind the driver to buckle up.
Major Features and Options
Signature: 17-inch 12-spoke machined aluminum wheels, dual-power remote-control heated mirrors with auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, power-adjustable pedals, driver and passenger front dual-stage and side air bags, auto-dimming rearview mirror, CD player, premium leather seating surfaces, eight-way power driver and passenger seats with power lumbar support, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, overhead console, extended rear park assist, remote fuel filler door release, remote keyless entry system, keyless entry keypad on driver door, automatic parking brake release, SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft ignition key system, speed control, steering wheel with audio/climate controls, power pull-down trunk lid, SmartLock anti-lockout system and universal garage door opener.
Signature Limited adds: 17-inch, 10-spoke machined aluminum wheels, Soundmark® audiophile dual-media sound system, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with wood inserts and audio, speed and climate controls, full power trunk with key fob open and close, memory driver’s seat, pedals and mirrors and front heated seats.
Designer adds: Chrome B-pillar, door h and les and 18-spoke wheels, Provence leather seating surfaces, adjustable rear head restraints and two-tone door panels.
Signature L adds: Heavy duty front stabilizer bar, 6-inch wheelbase extension, folding front and rear arm rests with storage, rear seat amenities package with dual power points, four-way rear head restraints, tissue bin, illuminated cigar lighter, heated rear seats and remote controls for audio, climate and front passenger seat.
Options include: 18-spoke chrome wheels, high-intensity-discharge headlamps, navigation system with six-disc CD changer and THX-Certified audio, power moonroof, white sidewall tires, two-tone paint, and trunk organizer.