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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Executive
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Executive 17 25 $32,890 $37,280
4-Door Sedan Signature 17 25 $34,920 $39,640
4-Door Sedan Cartier 17 25 $37,982 $43,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB
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Engine

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 13 19 $113,360 $130,300
2-Door Coupe 6.0L 13 20 $115,970 $133,300
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 16 22 $64,290 $73,900
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 15 21 $76,120 $87,500
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 15 22 $79,950 $91,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L LWB 17 24 $57,940 $66,600
4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB 17 24 $55,070 $63,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,890
$55,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,280
$63,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$621 / month
$1055 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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 Hip Room (in) 57.0 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.1 61.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.1 61.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 57.2 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 41.1 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 116.0 108.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 6.0
Length, Overall (in) 219 201.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 117.4 119.7
Liftover Height (in) 30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 74.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 22.3 15.6
Brakes
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) 11.1 x 0.55 11.4 x .48
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) 11.3 x 1.0 12.6 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0 41.0
Steering Type Recirculating Ball Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.1 NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T3P NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R15 225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/80R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code T3P NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15 225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3997 4480
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 12.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 120.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 265 @ 3250 232 @ 3750
Engine Order Code 99W NA
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4250 228 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.32 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 2.19
Trans Order Code 44U NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.08 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 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
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Executive 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lincoln Town Car Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-bar-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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