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The 2005 Lincoln LS is a whole lot of car. The LS stands for "luxury sport" or if it doesn't, it should, as the car has the characteristics in full measure. This is not particularly rare for the class, but the Lincoln has some surprises in other area as well. Specifically, it has a great safety pedigree and it offers an unusual amount of choice and variation. Combine all these strengths with styling refinements and the 2005 LS is a car to take notice of.

Available Models
The 2005 Lincoln LS comes in five versions this year, built around two engine choices: the V6 Luxury is the base version, followed by the V6 Appearance and Premium models. In the V8 line-up buyers can enjoy the performance-oriented V8 Sport or the more luxurious top-level V8 Ultimate.

Interior Features
The 2005 Lincoln LS has new interior colors; Dark Stone / Medium Light Stone / Camel replaces former Dark Stone / Medium Light Stone two-tone. This interior can house 6 passengers in comfort and has plenty of room for passengers and cargo. The five models offer much to choose from, with varying levels of standard features across the lineup. However, even the base Luxury model is loaded with standards; air conditioning with dual automatic temperature control and air filtration, adjustable pedals, power-adjustable front driver and passenger seats, leather seating surfaces and AM/FM in-dash CD player are all included-after that, it depends on the model.

New options for 2005 include power adjustable pedals (with available memory function on all series except V-6 Luxury), side-curtain air bags and extended rear park assist. Options continued from last year; Lincolns' DVD-based navigation system with touch screen and THX-Certified sound, Sirius satellite radio and heated rear seats.

Exterior Features
The Lincoln LS haven't ignored the exterior, however, with a new front bumper fascia and three new exterior colours: Norsea Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Charcoal Beige Clearcoat Metallic and Bronze Clearcoat Metallic.

As their name suggests, V6 models come with a V6 engine. It is 3.0-liter model, and it generates 232 horsepower at 6750 rpm and 220 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. Not surprisingly, V8 models are equipped with a 3.9-liter V8 engine with 280 horsepower at 4000 rpm and 286 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. 5-speed automatic overdrive transmission is standard across the board. Transmission improved for smoother shifts.

The 2005 Lincoln LS is a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Both engines on the 2005 LS are improved with the additions of variable intake camshaft timing and advanced drive-by-wire electronic throttle control. The handling remains as precise and fine-tuned as last year's upgraded model.

Safety and Security
Luxury generally means high levels of safety but with the Lincoln it is taken to another level with such features as curtain-side airbags as optional extras and standard rear-obstacle detection. What's more, the 2005 LS models all have standard all-speed traction control, 4-wheel antilock brakes, dual front airbags and side-impact airbags. Not surprisingly, the LS has been a "Best pick" for five years running at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2005 Lincoln LS - Vehicle Highlights

New front bumper fascia
Power adjustable pedals now optional (with available memory function on all series except V-6 Luxury)
Side curtain air bags and extended rear park assist now optional on all series
Transmission improved for smoother shifts
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "Best pick" five years running
New exterior colors: Norsea Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Charcoal Beige Clearcoat Metallic and Bronze Clearcoat Metallic
New interior color: Dark Stone / Medium Light Stone / Camel replaces former Dark Stone / Medium Light Stone two-tone

Fast Stats
MSRP from
3.0L V6
3.9L V8
232 @ 6750
280 @ 6000
5-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
V6 20/26
V8 17/24

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