The Lincoln LS is a mid-size, rear-wheel drive executive sedan manufactured by Ford and marketed under its Lincoln brand in a single generation (1999-2006).
The LS shared the Ford DEW98 platform with the Jaguar S-Type and Ford Thunderbird and was originally to be marketed in two versions, LS6 and LS8, reflecting the engine size. Those nameplates were replaced with "LS V6" and "LS V8" after Toyota's Lexus division became concerned about the potential name confusion with its Lexus LS.
The LS was introduced in June 1999 as a 2000 model-year vehicle with either a V6 engine, offered with a manual transmission or a V8 engine, both featuring rear-wheel drive and near 50/50 weight distribution.
Trim levels ranged from the base V6 model to the Special Edition V8 LSE trims in 2004, which featured revised front and rear fascia, taillights and foglights, and front grille.
LS models were manufactured at Ford's Wixom Assembly Plant until production ended on April 3, 2006 and the plant was idled as part of Ford's The Way Forward. Approximately 262,900 LS models were manufactured, including 2331 manual transmission V6 models, and 1500 LSE editions.