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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 Executive
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Trim

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
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
Front Hip Room (in) 57.1 57.3
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
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 - 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
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Short/Long Arm
 
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