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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 19 $44,314 $47,650
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC 18 24 $45,710 $49,150
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD 17 23 $40,745 $44,200
4-Door Wagon 3.7L AWD 16 22 $42,541 $46,195
4-Door Wagon 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 16 22 $45,245 $49,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,314
$40,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,650
$44,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$794 / month
$737 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is unlike any station wagon, minivan, or SUV currently on the market, and with the new BlueTEC model, it can haul six in supreme comfort at 24 mpg. Supremely spacious and stunning from some angles, the 2010 Lincoln MKT gets truly arresting with its EcoBoost turbo V-6.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 6 7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.3 58.6
Third Leg Room (in) NA 33.0
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 39.0
Third Hip Room (in) NA 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 39.8 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 119.9 142.3
Third Head Room (in) NA 33.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 49.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 41.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 65.3
Wheelbase (in) 126.6 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.1 76.0
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 203.0 207.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.2 39.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.0 75.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 15.2 17.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 x 1.26 - TBD -
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) 13 x 0.55 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 42.4
Steering Type Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.62 3.15
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TA6
Front Tire Size P255/55R18 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA TA6
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55R18 P235/55R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4940 4699
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 200
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA 99R
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.7L/227.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 270 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.84
Trans Type 7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/Selectshift
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Station Wagon
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz R-Class Lincoln MKT
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Arm Multilink Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.8
 
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