Aug 1st, 2012 by Ross Edwards
The Lincoln Town Car was a staple for New York City business people for years. Instead of taking a taxi. The movers and shakers hop in a Town Car that offered some luxury at a higher price for their commute home after a day of work. The Lincoln Town Car became the only option for livery services looking to move upmarket without moving to a limousine. The Town Car is also a staple of trips to and from the airport, offering flat fees usually lower than what a taxi would cost by the mile/ minute and also lacking the bullet proof glass, obnoxious advertisements, and suspect smells that tend to come with a taxi.
Trying to recapture the market lost when they discontinued the Town Car sedan, Lincoln has released a Lincoln MKT Town Car edition, available only to fleet customers. The MKT Town Car will get the option of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 235-hp that Lincoln says will be rated at 20-mpg city and 28-mpg highway, according to Motor Trend. The Town Car got 16-mpg city and 24-mpg highway. Also available is a 300-hp 3.7-liter V6 with all-wheel drive that gets 17-mpg city and 19-mpg highway.
As far as size goes, MKT has 55.9 inches of rear hip room, 39.2 inches of head room and 41.8 inches of rear leg room. As expected, the hip and leg room is a little smaller than the massive Town Car’s 58.0 inches of hip room but leg and head room are more than the sedan’s 39.6 inches and 37.4 inches. While it certainly won’t have the Town Car’s presence, the MKT should be just as comfortable as the sedan was.