Lincoln LS Merrimack NH
2004 Lincoln LS Mid-Size Near Luxury Sedan
By Sandra Kinsler and Brian Leshon
New Car Review of the 2004 Lincoln LS Mid-Size Sedan.
Description: Mid-Size Sedan
Options & Features
This is the athletic American car tinged by the flavor of responsive European sports sedans. With four doors and mid-size dimensions in a cabin for five, the tightly tuned sports machine from Lincoln rides on a rigid unibody structure and features liberal applications of light-weight aluminum for body panels and suspension elements.
The LS also sports a German-built ZF Servotronic rack-and-pinion steering apparatus, electronic brake assist (BA) and options like high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and a curtain-style air bag system in the headliner. In addition, Lincoln's AdvanceTrac dynamic stability control system -- which adjusts brake and throttle automatically to correct potentially dangerous lateral skidding behavior -- is available.
Engines for the LS contain either six or eight cylinders and employ a drive-by-wire electronic throttle control (ETC). The entry model LS stocks a 3.0-liter V6 good for 232 hp. The 3.9-liter aluminum V8 produces 280 hp. Either engine links to a quiet five-speed electronic automatic transmission, with H-gate SelectShift controls added to the V8 version for clutch-less manual shifting.
The external design seems like an elegant understatement of classic proportions with brief overhangs, an exaggerated wheelbase length and broad track. Forceful body forms, accented by wide wheel openings and a graceful arch over the cabin, shape the athletic stance.
Inside, a tailored passenger compartment exhibits an international flair in a leather-lined layout with two bucket seats up front and a rear bench with t...
2006 Lincoln LS Mid-Size Luxury Sport Sedan
By the Staff
New Car Overview of the 2006 Lincoln LS Mid-Size Luxury Sport Sedan
Description: Mid-Size Luxury Sport Sedan
Options & Features
Lincoln's touring sedan employs the label of LS, as in Luxury Sport. With mid-size dimensions and four doors fixed on a leather-lined cabin for five riders, the tight machine rides on a rigid unibody structure and features liberal applications of lightweight aluminum for body panels and suspension components.
Lincoln whittles LS to a single trim -- the V8 Sport, which gains a chrome grille, round foglamps in front fascia and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The LS V8 Sport carries a 3.9-liter aluminum V8 worth 280 hp through a five-speed electronic automatic transmission with H-gate SelectShift controls.
Two new optional packages (Elite and Premium) show up this year, each stacking more popular equipment aboard. Standard safety gear includes an anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), as options range from side curtain-style air bags to Ford's AdvanceTrac electronic stability enhancement system.
Surprising new themes for products emerge in the 2006 slate of products by Lincoln from the Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford Motor ...