Compare 2003 Lincoln Town Car vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2003 Lincoln Town Car
2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan Executive
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
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $67,518 $72,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.3L 16 22 $70,215 $75,500
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $75,330 $81,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 5.0L 16 21 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $99,045 $106,500
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 13 19 $112,102 $120,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,427
$67,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,785
$72,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$680 / month
$1210 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
117.7 121.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.6 15.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 23.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R17 225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R17 225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4015 4160
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
72 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.6L/281 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
239 @ 4900 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
287 @ 4100 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
99W 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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln Town Car Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan Executive 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
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

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