Compare 2002 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2002 Lincoln Continental

2002 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2002 Lincoln Continental
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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
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4-Door Sedan Base
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
203.1 208.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 18.9
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 20.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.8 16.95
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
225/60HR16 P225/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4133 3868
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
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.56
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Lincoln Continental
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent

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