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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $66,820 $71,850
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $74,586 $80,200
4-Door Sedan AMG 16 23 $92,535 $99,500
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 15 22 $107,136 $115,200
4-Door Sedan 5.0L Guard 16 23 $144,336 $155,200
4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 17 25 $35,097 $38,185
4-Door Sedan w/Driver Select System 17 25 $35,641 $38,790
4-Door Sedan w/Personal Security 17 25 $36,528 $39,775
4-Door Sedan w/Luxury Appearance 17 25 $36,636 $39,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,820
$35,097
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,850
$38,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1198 / month
$636 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 37.6 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 40.3 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.0 101.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 38.4 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 203.1 208.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 61.5
Wheelbase (in) 121.5 109.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 18.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9 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) 13.1 x 1.3 11.6 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.8 16.95
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 41.1
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/60HR16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T31
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/60HR16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T31
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4133 3868
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 750
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 3000-4400 275 @ 4750
Engine Order Code NA 99V
Displacement 4.3L/260 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 5750 275 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.54
Trans Order Code NA 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Electronic
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 NA Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.26
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Lincoln Continental
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link MacPherson Struts
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Alum. control arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36
 
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