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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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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
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TCC Rating
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 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
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 121.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.9 15.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 23.0
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 150
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 4750 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code 99V NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic w/OD NA
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. Electronic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.59
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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