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2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Comparisons

S430 Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $75,500.00 $72,500.00 $71,830.00
Destination $720.00 $660.00 $665.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.3L V8 4.2L V8 4.0L V8
Horsepower 275 @ 5750 RPM 360 @ 7000 RPM 370 @ 6150 RPM
Torque 295 @ 3000 RPM 317 @ 3400 RPM 387 @ 3600 RPM
Valves 3 5 4
Displacement (cc) 4266 4172 3996
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.5 X 3.3 3.3 X 3.7 3.4 X 3.4
Compression Ratio 10:1 11:1 8.9:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 16 16 16
Highway (mpg) 22 21 22

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4160.1 4067.5 4049.9
Wheelbase (in.) 121.5 113.4 113.0
Length (in.) 203.1 198.2 197.8
Width (in.) 73.1 79.0 70.8
Height (in.) 57.2 55.8 52.7
Track Front (in.) 62.0 62.6 59.1
Track Rear (in.) 62.0 62.2 59.0
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 37.6 37.1 37.2
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.4 37.9 36.3
Front Legroom (in.) 41.3 41.3 41.2
Rear Legroom (in.) 40.3 38.4 33.7
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 59.2 58.3 57.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 58.3 57.1 57.3
Front Hip Room (in.) 59.9 38.2 57.3
Rear Hip Room (in.) 59.4 41.3 61.0

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 105.0 99.8 93.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone multi-link wishbone
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link wishbone
Tires 225/55R17 245/45R18 255/40R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive 4x4 wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A Yes Yes
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A Yes Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid Std. N/A Std.

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag Std. Std. N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof Std. Std. Std.

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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