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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 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
4-Door Sedan Executive
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Executive 17 24 $34,702 $38,030
4-Door Sedan Signature 17 24 $36,170 $39,680
4-Door Sedan Cartier 17 24 $38,974 $42,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,680
$34,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,000
$38,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1067 / month
$634 / 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 Hip Room (in) 57.1 57.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 41.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.1 112.3
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 60.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.5
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 60.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.3 78.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 201.3 215.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 65.3
Wheelbase (in) 119.7 117.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 20.6
Brakes
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 - 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) 11.4 x .48 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.9 42.0
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Recirculating Ball
Tires
Rear Tire Size 225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T3U
Front Tire Size 225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T3U
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 4015
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement 3.2L/195 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 5600 205 @ 4250
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3750 280 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA 99W
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
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 Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.56
Trans Order Code NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Lincoln Town Car
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Executive
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 5-Link Watts linkage
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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