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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 13 19 $115,060 $132,250
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 3.2L LWB 17 23 $58,550 $67,300
4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB 17 23 $55,680 $64,000
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,680
$34,613
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,000
$37,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1067 / month
$632 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 57.1 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.1 101.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 61.5
Wheelbase (in) 119.7 109.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 18.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr rack & pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 750
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3750 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99V
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.77
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,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Lincoln Continental
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
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
 
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