Compare 2002 Lincoln Continental vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2002 Lincoln Continental
2002 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,097
$66,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,185
$71,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$636 / month
$1198 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 59.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.4
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 37.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 105.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
208.5 203.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 121.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 73.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.9 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.02 13.1 x 1.3
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)
10.1 x 0.55 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 23.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.95 19.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.1 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T31 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 225/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
T31 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 225/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3868 4133
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 5750 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 4750 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
99V NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 4.3L/260
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.19
Trans Order Code
44X NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Electronic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln Continental Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Struts 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Alum. control arm w/Stabilizer Bar

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