Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2003 Lincoln LS

2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2003 Lincoln LS
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2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L 21 31 $23,204 $24,950
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 17 26 $29,202 $31,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 25 $37,037 $39,825
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
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4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Base 20 26 $29,324 $31,860
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Premium 20 26 $34,328 $37,420
4-Door Sedan V8 Automatic Sport 17 23 $36,848 $40,220
4-Door Sedan V8 Automatic Premium Sport 17 23 $39,818 $43,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,204
$29,324
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$31,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$531 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 103.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
171.0 193.9
Height, Overall (in)
54.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 114.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 13.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3 x 0.79
Brake Type
Power Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.40 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 38.06
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.70
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3720
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 3500-4000 220 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99S
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 5800 232 @ 6750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.25
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.55
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.44
Trans Order Code
NA 44A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lincoln LS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36.0
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-link Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36.0

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