Registered: December 2007
LAs Best 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 LTís 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 LTís driving feel Ė plush, yet connected to the road Ė 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 LTís Hotchkiss-design rear suspension has been optimized with rear shock absorbers placed outboard of the frame rails Ė a pickup truck segment trait shared only with Fordís 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.