368,290HP V8 engine,
Power windows including the legendary Breeze Way power retractable rear window,
Factory Dream Car spare tire Continental kit carrier,
Town and Country push button AM radio option,
Oval Deep Dish steering wheel,
Push button transmission,
Combination electric clock and trip odometer,
Monitor Control Panel instrument panel,
Seat O Matic Power Memory seat,
Chrome window surround moldings,
Rear fender skirts,
Heater and defroster,
Padded instrument panel,
Multi Luber automastic lubrication system,
Full wheel covers and whitewall tires.
The Mercury Turnpike Cruiser would be both the top of the line Mercury as well as one of the most gadget laden cars ever produced in the 1950's whilst also boasting the larger and huge new 368 CID 290HP V8 engine which was first seen in the 1956 Lincoln line. Mercury's automatic transmission known as the Merc O Matic now featured a Keyboard Control pushbutton feature similar to what Chrysler was using at the time but which also featured a pushbutton to start the engine and a push pull control to set the parking brake and for locking the transmission in gear. This was definitiely unlike any Mercury ever produced to date.