Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 1998 Lincoln Town Car

1998 Mercedes-Benz S Class
1998 Lincoln Town Car
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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 Executive
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
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 Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 65.3
Wheelbase (in)
119.7 117.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 20.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x .48 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
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 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.9 42.0
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T3U
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T3U
Front Tire Size
225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4480 4015
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 3750 280 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5600 205 @ 4250
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Executive
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Lincoln Town Car
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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

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