Created from scratch like its defunct cousin the Edsel, Mercury was its own division of Ford Motor Company until 1945 until it was combined with Lincoln into the Lincoln Mercury Division, in the hopes that it would come to be known as a sort of Lincoln junior. In 1949, when Ford and Lincoln were also radically redesigned, Mercury introduced the first of its modes with integrated bodies, and in 1952 it updated its look again. In 1958 Lincoln-Mercury combined with Edsel as the Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln Division, but with the 1960 demise of Edsel, the original Lincoln-Mercury name was restored, and it has remained ever since.
During the 1950s and 60s Mercury went through several identity changes, moving between being a spiffed up Ford to a toned down Lincoln, to having its own body designs. It's best success was during the 1950's when most of its designs were essentially stretched and lowered Ford platforms. In the early 1970s, the brand separated itself from Ford somewhat, and offered such models as the Park Lane, Cougar and Marquis, but by the end of the decade, and through the 1980s, Mercury was once again joined at the hip with Ford, to the former's detriment.
Today, Mercury's range is rather small and quite similar to those automobiles sold under the Ford brand. It's alliance with Lincoln, which dealers also sell Mercury cars to appeal to those seeking lower prices, has kept the brand alive, and the introduction of new models like the Montego and Mariner has helped it continue on, and right now it is marketing aggressively, and is rumored to be actively trying to appeal specifically to female drivers. The positive response to the Mercury Milan girl commercial has been greater than we had expected.
2011 Mercury Grand Marquis
The rear wheel-driven 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis is a family sedan that delivers 16/24 MPG urban/rural as estimated by the EPA. Its singular invoice price is reported at $28,200. After some attractive Mercury financing options , you can expect estimated monthly payments of about $575. A 36 month/36,000 mile basic warranty is in effect for this spacious vehicle that seats up to six passengers. It offers you the majority of the convenience and comfort amenities found in a Town Car from Lincoln, all at a base price point that's less than many middle-sized luxury vehicles. Interior dimensions are reported at:.
40 inches of headroom (38 rear);.
61 inches of shoulder room (60 rear);.
57 inches of hip room (56 rear);.
41.6 inches of legroom (38 rear);.
20.6 cubic feet of luggage capacity;.
Mercury Grand Marquis 2011 Video.
E85 flex fuel gasoline generates power for the 4.6L 224-horsepower (at 4800 RPM) 275 lb-ft (at 4000 RPM) V8 engine of the Grand Marquis Mercury 2011. A 4-speed automatic transmission joins in to complete the powertrain combination. more
2010 Mercury Mariner
The powerful 2.5L DOHC Duratec I4 engine of the 2010 Mercury Mainer whips up 171 horses at 6000 RPM. It sends its power through a 6-speed automatic transmission to achieve 171 lb-ft of torque at 4500 RPM and 21/28 mpg city/highway(20/26 for base 4WD trims).
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis
The 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis specifications on its cast iron engine reveal a 4.6L 224hp SOHC 16-valve FFV Duratec 46 V8 with a final drive ratio of 2.73:1.
2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
The 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is a brand new vehicle. This is no carryover; this is an all-new concept from Mercury that is catching a lot of attention across the United States and other countries.
2010 Mercury Mountaineer
A more expensive, higher class brother to the Ford Explorer , the 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is capable of delivering ready off-road performance - and keeping you very comfortable at the same time.