Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 1998 Lincoln Continental

1998 Mercedes-Benz S Class
1998 Lincoln Continental
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB 17 23 $55,680 $64,000
4-Door Sedan 3.2L LWB 17 23 $58,550 $67,300
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 15 22 $64,290 $73,900
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 15 21 $76,120 $87,500
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 13 19 $115,060 $132,250
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $34,613 $37,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,680
$34,613
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,000
$37,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1067 / month
$632 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.1 101.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.1 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.3 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
201.3 208.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
119.7 109.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 18.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 11.6 x 1.02
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)
11.4 x .48 10.1 x 0.55
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 16.95
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.9 41.1
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/60R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T31
Front Tire Size
225/60R16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T31
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4480 3868
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 125
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5600 260 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 3750 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99V
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Lincoln Continental
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut

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