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2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L Specs

4-Door Sedan 4.3L
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan 4.3L
 

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 17 mpg City/24 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V8, 4.3L
EPA Class Large
Style Name S430 Sedan
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 5-speed automatic transmission w/touch shift & 2nd gear start

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Large
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4160
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 40.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.2
Length, Overall (in) 203.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 121.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17

Performance Specs

Engine
Fuel System SMPI
Engine Type Gas V8
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 5750
Displacement 4.3L/260
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 3000-4400
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82
Trans Order Code NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55HR17
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size Full-Size
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear Yes
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control Yes
Other Features Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Driver/front passenger front air bag
Side-impact body protection air bag for all outboard seating...
Head curtain air bag for all outboard seating positions
3-point seat belts for all seating positions
PRE-SAFE feature (Helps prepare occupants for a possible...
LATCH universal tethers/anchors for rear outboard seating...
Automatic slip control (ASR)
Driver programmable daytime running headlamps

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 50,000
Basic Years 4
Corrosion Miles/km 50,000
Corrosion Years 4
Drivetrain Miles/km 50,000
Drivetrain Years 4
Roadside Assistance Miles/km Unlimited
Roadside Assistance Years Unlimited

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -