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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door R350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door R350 16 21 $49,002 $52,690
4MATIC 4-Door R350 BlueTEC 18 23 $50,071 $53,840
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD 17 24 $41,674 $44,300
4-Door Wagon 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 16 22 $43,529 $46,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,002
$41,674
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,690
$44,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$878 / month
$738 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The ambiguously shaped Mercedes R-Class isn't as easy a choice as the big GL-Class SUV, but especially in diesel trim, it's a capable long-distance touring machine. EcoBoost thrust and limo-like space may attract you more to the 2012 Lincoln MKT than its polarizing shape, but we're among its fans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.2 33.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 49.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 41.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 146.9 142.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.3 58.6
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.0
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 39.0
Passenger Capacity 6 7
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 39.8 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 203.1 207.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 67.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 65.3
Wheelbase (in) 126.6 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 85.4 76.0
Track Width, Front (in) 65.5 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 15.2 17.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 42.3 - 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) 87.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.0 75.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 18.3 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 - 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) 13.0 x 0.6 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 42.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P255/50R19 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P255/50R19 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size P195/75R18 T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5622 4695
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear 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
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 6500 267 @ 4250
Engine Order Code N/A 99R
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 268 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
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
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 2.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.16
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz R-Class Lincoln MKT
Body Style Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
 
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