Glad to hear our cars do well against much newer cars^Yeah, I never thought Lincoln really had a good car. They gave us a brand new '98 Town Car as a loner way back when our Dodge Caravan was in for service, and none of us were too impressed. Because the car handled like a boat and just didn't have the kick of the 4.9 Deville, my dad actually would find himself actually saying "Boiler Room, More Steam!"
I'm hoping to see even better things from both American luxury marquees in the future. :thumbsup:
Really, then what does the S8 run?The A8 runs 13's too.
I don't get the joke...... whats funny about it?I'd like to see this motor in the Mustang. It'll outrun that stupid joke of a motor they call the SOCH 4.6 V8
I like the styling of the MKS. I don't think it's avalible with a manual trans.... thus it dosen't really have my interest But, it's goo to see Lincoln in the game. I decided to take mine down to Florida... man it made 366 miles/5.5hrs seem like a drive across town, I was here before I knew it and it felt like I hardly drove.
I don't get the joke...... whats funny about it?
In 1996 Panther vehicles, such as my Town Car, the 4.6 makes 210hp/275 tq. Lets compare that with Cadillac, whos 4.9 made 10 less HP, same torque while being .3L larger. Both engines came out in 1991. (1991 4.6 numbers are the same)Its reliable, but way down on power and torque. Especially in the panther powered cars. I could deal with it if it had prodiguous torque to move those big cars off the line, but its pretty weak sauce IMO. I've put the hammer down in a Crown Vic, and it won't even turn over the tires from a stop.
The 3 valve version in the newer mustangs is better, but its still down 30hp vs the LS1, which is a 13 year old design now. Compared to what GM is doing with the LSx motors, Ford's modulars are a joke in terms of power output in N/A applications. The GM V8's are much smaller in terms of external dimensions, easier to work on, get better gas mileage, and produce more hp.