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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Executive
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Executive 17 25 $37,427 $40,785
4-Door Sedan . Signature 17 25 $39,641 $43,245
4-Door Sedan Signature Premium 17 25 $41,558 $45,375
4-Door Sedan Cartier 17 25 $41,989 $45,855
4-Door Sedan Cartier Premium 17 25 $43,907 $47,985
4-Door Sedan Cartier L 17 25 $46,903 $51,315
4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $67,518 $72,600
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $75,330 $81,000
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $99,045 $106,500
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 13 19 $112,102 $120,540
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.3L 16 22 $70,215 $75,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 5.0L 16 21 $78,027 $83,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,427
$67,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,785
$72,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$680 / month
$1210 / 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
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 60.3 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 41.1 40.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 112.3 105.0
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.6 59.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 117.7 121.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.2 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 215.3 203.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.6 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.1 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 23.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R17 225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R17 225/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4015 4160
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 72 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 287 @ 4100 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code 99W NA
Displacement 4.6L/281 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 239 @ 4900 275 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 2.82
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Dr Sedan Executive 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lincoln Town Car Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Watts linkage Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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