Compare 1997 Lincoln Town Car vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz S Class

1997 Lincoln Town Car
1997 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Executive 17 25 $32,890 $37,280
4-Door Sedan Signature 17 25 $34,920 $39,640
4-Door Sedan Cartier 17 25 $37,982 $43,200
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB 17 24 $55,070 $63,300
4-Door Sedan 3.2L LWB 17 24 $57,940 $66,600
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 16 22 $64,290 $73,900
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 15 21 $76,120 $87,500
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 15 22 $79,950 $91,900
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 13 19 $113,360 $130,300
2-Door Coupe 6.0L 13 20 $115,970 $133,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,890
$55,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,280
$63,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$621 / month
$1055 / 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
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.2 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
41.1 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
116.0 108.1
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 61.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 61.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
117.4 119.7
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
219 201.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
22.3 15.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.55 11.4 x .48
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)
11.3 x 1.0 12.6 x 1.2
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)
20.0 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Recirculating Ball Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.1 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 41.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T3P NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
T3P NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3997 4480
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 12.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 3250 232 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
99W NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 4250 228 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.32 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.19
Trans Order Code
44U NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Executive 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln Town Car Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar-link 5-Link

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