The Lincoln Mark VIII was created in 1993 to take the place of it’s predecessor the aging Lincoln Mark VII. Completely redesigned for the 1993 model year by Ford. This luxury vehicle would continue to be assembled in Wixom, Michigan in the United states. This car was designed as a personal luxury vehicle and its many features and options would reflect that distinction. The angular planes that had defined many Lincoln vehicles throughout the eighties would give way to the sweeping curves and aerodynamic designs that would entail the new Mark VIII. Though the car was actually longer and wider than the Mark VII it was replacing, its overall curb weight would prove to be less. The Mark VIII’s interior would be roomier than the Mark VII as well.
From 1993 through 1998 this automobile would be bulit on a Ford FN platform. The Lincoln Mark VIII engines for these years would be limited to just two. Ford would introduce into the Mark VIII, tis all new aluminum 4.6 L DOHC 32 valve V8 engine. This engine would be coupled with a four speed automatic transmission.
As befits a luxury automobile, the Mark VIII would include a wealth of features. Some of these included the 140 mph speedometer, a message center which gave the driver up to date information on time, fuel efficiency, engine oil life, engine coolant temperature and a host of other data pertaining to the engine. Automatic climate control, cruise control and six way power seating were also available. Other sumptious features would include the obvious power locks and power windows, heated power mirrors, illuminated keyless entry with remote, automatic headlamps, moonroof and elecrochromic automatic dimming mirrors. Though the 1994 Mark VIII seemed to have all the luxury one could think of, the 1995 proved to be even more luxurious.
By 1997, the engine in the Mark VIII had been upgraded again. This time to a 4.6 L InTech V8 engine with a distributorless coil on plug ignition system. 1998 would be the last production year for the Lincoln Mark Series which would be replaced by the Lincoln LS.