2008 Lincoln Mark LT review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 11 September 2007 , 12:09:57 byAngela

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Lincoln Mark LT

Lincoln developed the Mark LT, a model that inside features chrome Lincoln stars on the seatbacks and the console lid. The carmaker offers a package that refers to the appearance of the car and includes body colored bumpers, mirror caps and chrome step bars and 20-inch, 7-spoke chrome wheels. The Mark LT is powered by a 5.4-liter 3-valve V8 engine that is capable of developing 300 horsepower and 365 lb. ft. of torque. All the power is being sent to the wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission. The car is equipped with standard four-wheel disc brakes that are large and powerful and it also features anti-lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution. For safety the model offers outstanding occupant protection with a structure designed to absorb and dissipate crash energy before it can reach the reinforced passenger compartment.

The Mark LT carries its Lincoln heritage inside with tasteful chrome Lincoln stars on the seatbacks and the console lid. Genuine ebony wood graces the upper steering wheel arc which complements the Ebony wood generously applied to the center stack and door trim panels.

A Monochrome Appearance Package is available and includes a body colored grille surround, body colored bumpers, mirror caps and chrome step bars, and 20-inch, 7-spoke chrome wheels.

Three interior color combinations are offered: Black with Ebony seats, Black with Dove Gray seats and Pebble with Light Parchment seats.

The Mark LT interior features a lavish use of premium leather on its twin front-row power-heated captain’s chairs and its 60/40 flip-up split rear bench seat. Premium leather is also generously applied to the steering wheel, center console and floor shifter, while plush carpet completes the opulence of the interior.

Standard luxury amenities abound, such as electronic automatic temperature control, an MP3-capable Audiophile sound system with 6-disc, in-dash CD player with subwoofer and overhead rail storage system and trip computer.

Available features include chrome-plated running boards, chrome box rails, bed extender, 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels and all-weather floormats.

Capability Meets Tough Luxury

The Lincoln Mark LT benefits from a fully-boxed frame, liquid-filled engine hydromounts, thick window side glass, and inset doors with double-layer seals to help limit unwanted road, tire, wind and engine noise in the cabin.

The Mark LT’s 5.4-liter engine uses a 3-valve head design to enhance power and torque and an advanced electronic throttle control system that improves power response and modulation. The engine is particularly well suited for a luxury truck due to its engineered-in refinements in sound quality. Engine noise, vibration and harshness are limited by use of a tuned intake resonator and low-restriction exhaust system.

The standard 5.4-liter, 3-valve V-8 engine produces 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 pound-feet of torque at 3,750 rpm.

Essential to meeting the driving dynamics expected of a pickup truck worthy of the Lincoln nameplate, the Mark LT is built on a stable fully boxed, hydroformed frame. The result is increased stiffness and stronger attachment points for the body and suspension for excellent handling and a quiet, composed ride.

A substantial contributor to the new Mark LT’s driving feel â€" plush, yet connected to the road â€" is a front suspension that reacts to absorb bumps but stands strong against steering forces. Both 4x2 and 4x4 models use a coil-over-shock, long-spindle double wishbone front suspension.

For increased handling and a more aggressive stance, the front track is 67.0 inches wide, which helps increase control while braking, reduce tire wear and enhance handling and steering precision.

Mark LT’s Hotchkiss-design rear suspension has been optimized with rear shock absorbers placed outboard of the frame rails â€" a pickup truck segment trait shared only with Ford’s iconic F-150. The rear shocks are positioned outboard to maximize their effect at reducing body lean and can be tuned for a smoother ride.

The rack-and-pinion steering system used in the Mark LT is the largest, strongest and most rugged ever used by Lincoln. The predictable, linear steering response comes from careful tuning by engineering experts to help ensure that steering effort builds naturally with steering angle. In addition to its dynamic performance, the steering system also makes for a relatively tight 46-foot turning circle.

State-of-the-art standard four-wheel disc brakes are large and powerful. A four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD) are standard. EBD actively manages the brake force between the front and rear wheels, helping to reduce braking distances and maximize rear-wheel braking, particularly while towing. The system also uses sensor data to compare wheel speed more than 100 times during each rotation.

The 5.4-liter V-8 has ample low-end torque, and its sophisticated electronic throttle control is designed to provide seamless, instant response and consistent transmission shift quality at various altitudes and vehicle loads. With a maximum towing capacity of 8,900 pounds and payload capacity of 1,680 pounds, Lincoln’s Mark LT can tow anything from a horse trailer to a small yacht and carry all the gear needed to arrive in style.

Safety and Security
For safety, the Mark LT offers outstanding occupant protection with a structure designed to absorb and dissipate crash energy before it can reach the reinforced passenger compartment. Special features include Ford’s Personal Safety System®, occupant classification sensing, BeltMinder™ and SecuriLock™ anti-theft ignition system, all providing enhanced protection.

Major Features and Options

Lincoln Mark LT includes: 5.4-liter 3-valve SOHC V-8; Electronic 4-speed automatic transmission; Power door locks with remote keyless entry and driver-side keypad; Electronic shift-on-the-fly (4x4 only); Traction assist (4x2 only); Power front and rear windows with one-touch-down driver window; SuperCrew Cab; 5.5-foot box; Fog lamps; Clear lens quad beam halogen headlights with AutoLamp; Dual power heated mirrors with integrated turn signal lamps; Privacy glass; 18-inch 7-spoke machined aluminum wheels; 18-inch all-season tires (4x2); 18-inch all-terrain tires (4x4); Front captain’s chairs; Rear 60/40 flip-up split bench seat with folding armrest; Electronic temperature control; Audiophile AM/FM/MP3-capable stereo with six-disc in-dash CD changer with speed compensated volume and subwoofer; Message center with trip computer; Outside temperature and compass display; Universal garage door opener; Leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt function, real Ebony Wood upper arc and redundant radio and climate controls.

Options include: 6.5-foot cargo bed; 20-inch 7-spoke chrome aluminum wheels; Chrome running boards; Chrome box rails; Bed extender; All-weather floormats; Skid plates (4x4 only).

Deluxe Power Package includes: Power moonroof; Power-adjustable pedals; Power folding heated electrochromatic mirrors with puddle lamps; Power sliding rear window.

Elite Package includes: Deluxe Power Package; Rearview camera system; Chrome running boards; Navigation system; Reverse Sensing System; Trailer Tow Package; Limited Slip

Monochrome Appearance Package includes: Body-color grille surround and front/rear bumpers; Chrome running boards; Power-adjustable pedals; PowerFold™ heated body-color exterior mirrors.

Monochrome Elite Package includes: Combines Monochrome Appearance Package with Elite Package.

Class IV Trailer Tow Package includes: Reverse Sensing System; 3.73 limited-slip; 7-pin wiring harness; Class IV trailer hitch receiver; Heavy-duty 72-amp battery; Upgraded radiator and auxiliary transmission oil cooler.