The 2006 Lincoln Zephyr is a tasteful, moderate size extravagance vehicle that joins front-wheel-drive elements with contemporary styling, a spectacular inside and great mileage. It is protected and simple to drive, if not super lively.
To sit inside the Zephyr, you would be unable to discover confirmation of parts imparting to any less-costly cars in the Ford crew. Front seats offer solace for individuals of most body sorts, on account of standard 10-way control changes for both the driver and front traveler, including lumbar backing. The directing wheel tilts and telescopes. There is no lack of elbow and legroom for front seat inhabitants.
The inside console highlights liberally estimated, chrome-ringed cupholders and an armrest that slides forward to oblige drivers that might have moved his or her seat forward on its tracks. Outward vision through the windshield is great regardless of the tall dashboard. Vision out the sides is not too bad, supported by huge, warmed outside mirrors. The back rack, in any case, is high to the point that it hinders a considerable measure of rearward vision through the mirror and builds the extent of the blind sides.
Ergonomics are entirely great, regardless of the fact that the Zephyr’s very adapted, formal dashboard treatment is somewhat forcing. The profound set, electroluminescent speedometer and tachometer are on the little side, however are unmistakably intelligible regardless. An outing PC/vehicle data showcase is settled between the two essential gages, as are cautioning lights and the coolant temperature and fuel level pointers.
All gages and controls highlight cool white evening enlightenment that passes on a considerable feeling of class. Nonetheless, driving at nightfall, we saw that the white illuminated script mixed into the silver dashboard and controlling wheel trim, making the catches to some degree hard to peruse. All things considered, all controls, catches and handles have a certified upscale feel in their operation. An exquisite simple check found high in the focal point of the dash further adds to the Zephyr’s quality of modernity.
Cowhide upholstery is standard, keeping in mind it doesn’t feel as rich smooth as that in, say, the Cadillac CTS or Lexus ES 330, it feels superior to that of the BMW 3 Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Front seat warmers are standard, while seat coolers are accessible. Both offer three settings. Requesting the cooled seats carries with it punctured cowhide upholstery set up of the non-punctured calfskin on every single other Zephyr.
Inside trim is amazingly decent, with cushioned materials covering the dash top and entryway boards. The gleaming metallic plastic trim looks appealing, counterbalance as it is by liberal swaths of honest to goodness wood trim and chrome complements. We ponder, nonetheless, about the long haul toughness of that silver stuff; we’ve seen comparable material on different autos get scratched effectively and frequently after some time.
Breeze’s controlling wheel is an especially attractive part of the inside. The four-talked wheel is rimmed most in calfskin. Two beautiful wood pieces, at 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock where one’s hands have a place, match the wood trim somewhere else in the vehicle. Controls for the standard, six-speaker stereo, and also those for the discretionary thundering THX Audiophile II framework, are direct and clear. The discretionary, simple to-utilize touch-screen route framework lamentably eats up the dashboard land normally held for the radio, in this manner most sound capacities have been consolidated into the touch screen. No less than a routine volume handle has been held even with the route framework alternative, which incorporates the THX sound framework.
The route framework itself is about standard as far as simplicity of operation and unwavering quality, fit for communicating in English, French and Spanish, and it even vocalizes the names of the specific avenues when giving headings. Not that it can brag immaculate elocution, however; amid a test drive through Beverly Hills, California, the route framework’s well disposed female voice guided us to take a left hand turn on Rodeo Drive, maintaining as a cowhand would while portraying a bovine reserving occasion.
|body type||4/5 seater sedan/saloon|
|number of doors||4|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS|
|kerb weight||1547 kg||3411 lb|
|weight distribution||61 % front|
|fuel tank capacity||75.8 litres||16.7 UK Gal||20 US Gal|
|engine type||naturally aspirated petrol|
|cylinders||V 6 in 60° vee|
(213.339 cu in)
|bore × stroke||92.5 × 86.7 mm
3.64 × 3.41 in
|double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
|maximum power output||267 PS (263 bhp) (196 kW)
at 6250 rpm
|specific output||75.2 bhp/litre
1.23 bhp/cu in
|maximum torque||338 Nm (249 ft·lb) (34.5 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
|specific torque||96.68 Nm/litre
|engine construction||aluminum block & heads|
|bmep (brake mean effective pressure)||1214.9 kPa (176.2 psi)|
|unitary capacity||582.67 cc|
|power-to-weight ratio||172.37 PS/g
|weight-to-power ratio||7.89 kg/kW
|drive wheels||rear wheel drive|
|steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|wheel size front||7.5 x 17|
|wheel size rear||7.5 x 17|
|tyres front||P225/50 R 17 93V|
|tyres rear||P225/50 R 17 93V|
|front brake diameter||299 mm|
|rear brake diameter||279 mm|
|gearbox||6 speed automatic|
|top gear ratio||0.69|
|final drive ratio||3.46|
2006 Lincoln Zephyr Design Car Exterior Interior