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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 17 25 $35,097 $38,185
4-Door Sedan w/Driver Select System 17 25 $35,641 $38,790
4-Door Sedan w/Personal Security 17 25 $36,528 $39,775
4-Door Sedan w/Luxury Appearance 17 25 $36,636 $39,895
4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $66,820 $71,850
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $74,586 $80,200
4-Door Sedan AMG 16 23 $92,535 $99,500
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 15 22 $107,136 $115,200
4-Door Sedan 5.0L Guard 16 23 $144,336 $155,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,097
$66,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,185
$71,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$636 / month
$1198 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 37.6
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 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 59.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.4
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 208.5 203.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.9 15.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 23.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.95 19.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.1 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 225/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code T31 NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 225/60HR16
Spare Tire Size T125/80R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code T31 NA
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 4133
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 4750 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code 99V NA
Displacement 4.6L/281 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 5750 275 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic w/OD 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. Electronic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lincoln Continental Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts 4-Link
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
 
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