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Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln Navigator

The Sport Utility vehicle market has become bigger than ever in the USA in the past decade, and at the top in terms of prestige and capabilities is the Lincoln Navigator. It hit the market in 1998 and used the floorpan and running gear of the Ford Expedition, which itself could be traced back to the F-150 pick-up. However, for both comfort and adjustability, the Navigator used air springs which work in conjunction with the automatic load-levelling facility, and when off-road, the car lifts by an inch for extra clearance. Though the live axle might have seemed dated, it was well located with upper and lower trailing arms plus a Panhard rod. The engine was a larger version of the modular unit used in other Fords, called the 'Triton'. It used a single cam per bank and sequential fuel injection and was highly reliable, not needing servicing for 100,000 miles (160,000km).

Lincoln Navigator Specifications

Top speed:109 mph (174 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):11.4 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:330 ci (5,400 cc)
Transmission:4-speed auto
Max power:230 bhp (171 kW) @ 4,250 rpm
Max torque:325 lb ft (440 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm
Weight:5,557 lb (2,526 kg)
Economy:14.7 mpg (5.25 km/I)
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