The 2005 Lincoln LS - Sporty Luxury
pedals now optional
air bags and extended rear park assist now optional on all series
improved for smoother shifts
Institute for Highway Safety "Best pick" five years
Norsea Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Charcoal Beige Clearcoat Metallic
Bronze Clearcoat Metallic
Medium Light Stone
Camel replaces former Dark Stone
Medium Light Stone two-tone
2005 Lincoln LS Overview
The Lincoln LS is a four-door luxury sports sedan with power,
ride, handling and amenities that establish it as a unique driver's
car that sacrifices nothing in terms of luxury and comfort.
The 2005 Lincoln LS is available in V-6 Luxury, V-6 Appearance
Package, V-6 Premium, V-8 Sport and V-8 Ultimate configurations.
All Lincolns come with complimentary vehicle maintenance for 12
months or 12,000 miles. Lincoln LS is proudly built in Wixom, Mich.
Design and Equipment
The exterior of the updated LS includes a signature Lincoln
grille with a full-perimeter chrome surround, a simpler bumper
fascia design and new lamps. High-intensity-discharge headlamps
are available. All LS models have dual chrome exhaust tips.
Inside the 2005 LS are satin nickel accents and a choice of real
American walnut burl, aluminum or black lacquer trim.
Storage space inside the LS includes center and overhead consoles
and in-door map pockets.
The 2005 Lincoln LS is powered by a choice of two engines: An
all-aluminum 32-valve, DOHC 3.9-liter V-8 and a DOHC 24-valve
The V-8 produces 280 horsepower and 286 pound-feet of torque,
while the all-aluminum DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter V-6 produces 232
horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines deliver power through a five-speed electronically
controlled automatic transmission. The V-8 cars are fitted with
a SelectShiftTM automatic transmission feature, which allows drivers
to manually command gear changes.
For 2005, the transmission has been improved for smoother shifts.
The sophisticated chassis of the LS provides the first measure
of safety - controllability. In emergency situations, electronic
systems such as the available AdvanceTrac® and anti-lock brakes
with electronic brake force distribution help maintain control.
Comprehensive safety equipment includes an optional side-curtain
air bag system, in addition to the standard dual front and side-impact
air bags. Second generation advanced driver and front passenger
air bags are equipped with occupant position, weight and saftey-belt
usage sensors as part of the Personal Safety SystemTM.
In 2004 LS was named a "Best Pick" by the independent
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, based on offset frontal
crash testing. In U.S. government testing, LS earned five-star
driver and four-star passenger ratings in frontal impact testing,
five stars for rear impact and a five-star rollover rating.
Major Equipment and Options
V-6 Luxury: 3.0-liter V-6 engine and five-speed automatic
transmission, air conditioning with dual automatic temperature
control and air filtration, all-speed traction control, 16-inch
seven-spoke painted aluminum wheels, power-adjustable front
driver and passenger seats with leather seating surfaces and
an 80-watt in-dash CD-cassette stereo, power-tilt and telescoping
V-6 Appearance Package adds or replaces: Auto-dimming
interior rearview and exterior driver mirrors with approach
lamps, Homelink®, power lumbar support, memory for driver
seat, steering wheel, adjustable pedals and exterior mirrors,
body-color monochromatic bumpers, color-keyed grille surround
with chrome vertical bars, color-keyed rear license plate surround,
unique 16-inch seven-spoke polished aluminum wheels and a Soundmark
Audiophile six-disc CD changer with 12 speakers and satellite
V-6 Premium adds or replaces: American burl walnut
interior trim, trunk cargo net, chrome bumper inserts, power
folding mirrors, 16-inch 11-spoke painted-aluminum wheels.
V-8 Sport adds: 3.9-liter V-8 engine, sport-tuned
suspension, monochromatic bumper inserts, aluminum interior
accents, electronic message center, power tilt-and-telescoping
steering wheel with memory and 17-inch seven-spoke machined
V-8 Ultimate adds: AdvanceTrac®, power moonroof,
American burl walnut interior accents, trunk cargo net, adjustable
rear seat head restraints, heated-and-cooled front seats and
17-inch eight-spoke chrome aluminum wheels.
LSE Appearance Package adds: 17-inch seven-spoke chrome
wheels, unique front fascia with fog lamps, body-color grille
surround with chrome vertical bars, modified rocker panels,
unique rear fascia with body-color license plate surround, decklid
spoiler, all-red taillamps and unique LSE-badged floor mats.
Sirius Satellite Radio
is available as a dealer-installed option. The LS also offers
a DVD/Touch Screen Lincoln Navigation System, combined with the
Lincoln Soundmark THX-certified CDX6 audio system. Other options
include heated rear seats on V-6 Appearance Package and V-8 models,
side-curtain air bags and extended rear park assist.