2004 Lincoln LSE: The Ultimate Combination of Performance and Luxury
By: Emily Engelman | Ford Communications Network
The 2004 Lincoln LSE, pictured in Vivid Red Clearcoat Metallic, produces 280 horsepower and 286 pound feet of torque.
DEARBORN -- Combining performance and luxury, the 2004 Lincoln LSE builds on the recent 2003 redesign by taking the LS to a sporty and aggressive new level, inside and out, with a long list of stunning features.
The 2004 LSE is powered by an all-aluminum 32-valve, DOHC 3.9-liter V-8 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 286 pound feet of torque. A five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is fitted with the SelectShift™ feature, which allows drivers to manually command gear changes.
"The V-8 is smooth and gutsy off the line," noted Edmunds.com. "It remains quiet while providing strong acceleration from almost any speed."
To improve upon the car’s signature driving dynamics for 2004, the attachment points for the front stabilizer bar have been stiffened, while low-frequency steering column vibration and road noise have been reduced.
"The Lincoln LS offers good acceleration and balanced handling, without riding too stiffly," commented NewCarTestDrive.com. "Its rear-wheel drive layout gives it the feel of a European luxury sedan, and delivers strong value when compared with comparable cars from Europe and Japan."
Based off of the Lincoln LS* V-8 Sport package, the 2004 LSE is an aggressive looking four-door offered in three exterior colors, Vivid Red Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, and Black Clearcoat. The signature Lincoln grille has been updated to include a stylish color-keyed surround with chrome vertical bars, an aggressive front fascia design and bold new fog lamps. Further exterior enhancements include all-red tail lamps, 17-inch seven-spoke chrome wheels, sporty side rocker panels and a rear deck lid spoiler.
The 2004 Lincoln LSE features a comprehensive list of unique interior treatments including floormats specifically made for the performance package.
Interior treatments incorporate unique wood interior appliqués to coordinate with the two available interior color schemes -- Black and Dark Stone/Medium Light Stone.
Sirius satellite radio is available for the first time on the 2004 Lincoln LSE as a dealer-installed option. The LSE also offers an optional DVD/Touch Screen Lincoln Navigation System, an upgrade from the standard Lincoln Soundmark THX-certified CDX6 audio system.
Storage space inside the LSE is impressive due to larger center and overhead consoles and larger in door map pockets. The center console is three times as large as the previous design, made possible in part by the addition of a new electric parking brake.
The 2004 Lincoln LSE includes comprehensive safety equipment such as standard dual front and side-impact air bags and an optional side-curtain air bag system. Second generation advanced driver and front passenger air bags are equipped with occupant position, weight and safety belt usage sensors as part of the Personal Safety System™. Rear seating positions have three upper and two lower child safety seat tether anchors. In emergency situations, electronic systems such as the optional AdvanceTrac™ and standard anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and Brake Assist help maintain control.
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* The 2004 Lincoln LS also is available in Luxury and Premium V-6 arrays as well as Sport and Ultimate V-8 models.