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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $64,821 $69,700
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $72,400 $77,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,586
$64,821
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,080
$69,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$651 / month
$1162 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 40.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.5 105.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 59.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 59.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 208.5 203.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 121.5
Liftover Height (in) 27.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6 73.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.9 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.02 13.1 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.55 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 23
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.95 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.1 38.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T31 NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/80R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code T31 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 225/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3868 4090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 5750 275 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 4750 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code 99V NA
Displacement 4.6L/281 4.3L/260
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.19
Trans Order Code 44X NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.56 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.59
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Lincoln Continental Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Alum. control arm w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts 4-Link
 
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