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2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base

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Showing the 2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base S 430 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
$2,745-$10,585 Current Listing Price
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Overview

Seats 5
Door Count 4
Engine 275-hp, 4.3-liter V-8 (premium)
Transmission 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Drivetrain RWD
Combined MPG 20
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper, 48 mo/50,000 mi

Colors

Exterior (18)
Alabaster White
Almandine Black Metallic
Black
Black Opal Metallic
Bordeaux Red Metallic
Brilliant Silver Metallic
Interior (4)
Ash
Charcoal
Java
Stone

Packages

Specifications

S
STANDARD
O
OPTIONAL
Engine 275-hp, 4.3-liter V-8 (premium)
Curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbag S
Security system S
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor S
Spare tire mounted inside under cargo S
Brake assist S
Dual front side impact airbags S
ABS and driveline traction control S
Tracker system S
Full-size spare tire S
Brake assistance S
Childseat-sensing airbag BabySmart
Dual front impact airbags S
Full size spare tire S
Height adjustable power front/manual rear seatbelts S
Power adjustable rear head restraints S
Side-impact bars S
Electronic stability S
Daytime running lights S
Curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags S
Rear child safety locks S
Perimeter/approach lights S
Front and rear seatbelt pre-tensioners S
3 point rear center seatbelt S
Locking fuel flap included with power door locks S
4 wheel disc brakes S
Traction control S
Immobilizer S
Rear side-impact-impact airbag S
Panic alarm S
Forward collision warning S
Four-wheel ABS brakes S
Occupant sensing airbags S
4 ABS channels S
2-way head restraints driver and passenger, rear
Remote keyless entry S
4 wheel ventilated disc brakes S
Rear side-impact airbag S
Childseat sensing airbags S
First aid kit S
Adjustable front head restraints S
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes S
Power door locks S
Door-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags S
Four-wheel disc brakes S
Driver and passenger front-impact airbags S
ABS S
Power adjustable front head restraints with tilt S
Remote activated perimeter/approach lights S
3 rear head restraints S
Transmission 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Ignition type electronic
Variable intake manifold S
Aluminum cylinder block S
Sequential MPI S
Recommended fuel premium unleaded
Horsepower 275-hp @ 5,750 rpm
Fuel tank capacity 23.2 gal.
Aluminum cylinder head S
Fuel economy city 17 mpg
Torque 295 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
# of valves 24
Engine liters 4.3
Cylinder configuration V-8
Engine orientation longitudinal
Fuel economy highway 24 mpg
Manual-shift auto Touch-Shift
Ultra low emission vehicle S
Engine 4.3L V-8 SOHC 275hp
Low emission vehicle S
150-amp. alternator S
Transmission electronic control S
Sequential sport shift Touch-Shift
Dual stainless steel exhaust S
Rear-wheel drive S
Recommended fuel premium unleaded
Sequential multi-point fuel injection S
Mode select transmission S
Battery amp hours (100Ah)
Overdrive S
Transmission lock-up torque converter S
5 speed automatic transmission S
Axle ratio 2.82
Transmission gear ratio (4th) 1.00
Transmission gear ratio (1st) 3.59
Transmission electronic control S
Transmission gear ratio (reverse) 3.16
Overdrive S
Transmission gear ratio (3rd) 1.41
Transmission gear ratio (2nd) 2.19
Transmission gear ratio (5th) .83
P245/45YR18.0 BSW performance tires O
Auto-leveling suspension 4-corner
Rear coil springs O
P225/55HR17.0 BSW performance AS tires S
Rear anti-roll bar S
Front wheel size 17"
Rear wheel size 17"
Independent front multi-link suspension O
Front anti-roll bar S
Adaptive suspension S
Aluminum spare wheel S
18" x 9" rear wheels O
Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar S
Independent rear multi-link suspension O
Speed-sensing hydraulic power-assist rack-pinion steering S
Front coil springs O
Four wheel independent suspension S
Wheel locks O
P265/40YR18.0 BSW performance rear tires O
Alloy wheels S
Rack and pinion steering S
Rear air springs S
Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar S
Ride control automatic w/driver control
18" wheels O
Automatic height adjustable shocks with driver control S
18" x 9.5" rear wheels O
Front tires 225/55R17
Gas-pressurized front shocks S
Speed-sensing steering S
Front air springs S
Height-adjustable shocks automatic w/driver control
Power steering S
17" wheels S
Gas-pressurized rear shocks S
Chrome bodyside insert S
Chrome grille S
Front and rear mud flaps O
Power remote right side-view door mirror with tilt down S
Fully galvanized steel body material S
Auto dimming power remote left side-view door mirror S
Chrome door handles S
Turn signal indicator mirrors S
Grille chrome
Heated door mirrors S
Roof rack O
Remote trunk lid closing system O
Power door mirrors S
4 doors S
Rear cargo trunk
Bodyside moldings S
Rocker panel extensions O
Body-colored front and rear bumpers with body-colored rub strip S
Chrome rear bumper insert S
Door auto-latch S
Heated folding side-view door mirrors with turn signal indicator S
Chrome front bumper insert S
Distance pacing cruise control O
Door mirror memory S
Seatback storage pockets 2
Passenger power folding mirror S
3 12V DC power outlets S
Power windows with front and rear 1-touch down S
Emergency communication system Tele Aid
Heated steering wheel with power tilting, power telescoping, auto tilt-away O
Cell phone O
Motorola portable voice activated cell phone O
Power cargo access remote release S
Sunshade S
Cell phone pre-wiring S
Rearview mirror memory S
Integrated key/remote SmartKey
Rear door bins S
Front dual-zone air conditioning w/infrared S
Air filter S
Trunk/hatch auto-latch S
Day-night rearview mirror S
Garage door transmitter Homelink
Keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry S
Full floor console S
Front dual zone A/C S
Driver and passenger door bins S
Rear dual zone A/C O
Rear air conditioning O
Automatic temperature control S
Navigation system S
Front and rear lighter element(s) location S
Keyfob fuel remote release S
Residual heat recirculation REST
Rear cupholders S
Proximity key Keyless Go
Cruise control S
Steering wheel with power tilting, power telescoping, auto tilt-away S
Illuminated driver and passenger-side visor mirrors S
Remote window controls S
Remote sunroof/convertible roof controls S
Sunroof/convertible roof FOB controls S
Steering wheel memory S
Memory settings 3
Illuminated entry S
Front and rear dual-zone air conditioning w/infrared O
Cruise control with Distronic distance pacing O
Seatbelt memory S
Illuminated rear vanity mirror S
Power glass tilting and sliding sunroof S
Overhead console S
Ashtray S
Rear air conditioning with separate controls O
Illuminated passenger vanity mirror S
Air conditioning S
1-touch down S
Keyfob trunk/hatch/door release S
Illuminated driver vanity mirror S
Trunk/hatch/door FOB controls S
Front and rear cupholders S
Remote keyless entry S
Console ducts S
3 driver and passenger memory seat settings (includes rear-view mirror, door mirrors, steering wheel, head restraints, HVAC, seatbelts,) S
Full floor console with covered box S
Heated steering wheel O
Interior concealed storage S
1-touch up S
Driver's footrest S
Valet function S
Auto-locking doors S
12V DC power outlet 3
Power windows O
Automatic dual-zone front air conditioning S
Motorola portable cell phone with wheel controls O
1st row express open/close sliding and tilting glass sunroof S
Mini overhead console S
Window FOB controls S
Memory seats S
Auto-dimming rearview mirror S
Manual sunshade S
Front cupholders S
Head restraints memory S
Refrigerated/cooled box console
Telescoping steering wheel S
HVAC memory S
Driver power folding mirror S
Illuminated glove box S
Illuminated locking glove box S
Auto tilt-away steering wheel S
Tilt steering wheel S
Power 2-way rear seat lumbar O
Rear seat armrest storage S
Rear seat fore/aft adjustment O
Rubber front and rear floor mats O
Genuine wood instrument panel insert S
10-way driver and passenger seat adjustments S
Max seating capacity 5
12-way power driver seat O
Driver seatback side bolster support power
Heated rear seats O
Carpet front and rear floor mats S
Driver and passenger heated-cushions O
Passenger cushion tilt S
Floor mats S
Front center armrest with storage S
Leather/genuine wood steering wheel O
Genuine wood instrument panel insert, door panel insert, console insert S
Driver cushion tilt S
12-way power passenger seat O
Passenger lumbar support S
Cargo light S
Front center armrest w/storage
12-way driver and passenger seat adjustments O
Power driver and passenger fore/aft adjustment S
Cargo space floor carpet
Cargo tie-downs S
Front adaptive bucket seats O
10-way power driver seat S
Ventilated rear seat O
Leather steering wheel S
Front bucket seats S
Passenger seatback side bolster support power
Power driver and passenger cushion tilt S
Genuine wood console insert S
Leather shift knob S
10-way power passenger seat S
Power rear seat fore/aft adjustment O
Full cloth headliner S
Carpet cargo space S
Cargo net S
Rear seat lumbar O
Front seats bucket
Height adjustable driver seat S
Power driver and passenger thigh support S
Massaging driver and passenger lumbar support O
Leather door panel trim S
Chrome interior accents S
Driver lumbar support S
Leather front and rear seat upholstery S
Rear bench seat S
Carpet trunk lid/rear cargo door S
Ventilated front seats O
Rear seat center armrest with storage S
Leather/genuine wood shift knob O
Power reclining driver and passenger seats S
Rear seat center armrest S
Driver and passenger heated-seatbacks O
Power 2-way driver and passenger lumbar support S
Cargo tray/organizer O
Carpet floor covering S
Leather upholstery S
Driver thigh support S
Passenger thigh support S
Power driver and passenger side bolster support O
Heated rear seat O
Max. seating capacity of 5 S
Genuine wood door panel insert S
Height adjustable passenger seat S
Full Alcantara simulated suede headliner O
Power height-adjustable driver and passenger seats S
Heated front seats O
Carpet on lower door panel S
Remote 6-disc CD changer O
AM/FM stereo with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player S
Steering-wheel mounted audio controls S
Primary monitor touchscreen S
10 premium speakers S
Digital signal processor Bose AudioPilot
Window grid antenna S
10 Bose speakers S
Speed sensitive volume S
Diversity antenna S
Audio theft deterrent S
1 1st row LCD monitor S
CD player S
Automatic equalizer S
1st row LCD monitors 1
AM/FM radio S
Trunk/cargo area 6-disc remote CD O
Remote CD compatible S
Speed-sensitive volume S
Steering wheel mounted audio controls S
Weather band radio S
Voice activated radio O
Programmable headlights S
Low-fuel warning S
Bulb-failure warning S
Low-coolant warning S
Light-tinted windows S
Front reading lights S
Dome light with fade S
Outside temperature display S
Power rear window blind S
Variably intermittent wipers S
Variable intermittent rain detecting wipers wipers with heating jets and wiper park S
Low-oil-level warning S
Delay-off projector beam halogen headlamps S
Sun blinds O
Water temp. gauge S
Delay-off headlights S
Delay-off projector beam Bi-Xenon high intensity low/high beam headlamps O
Rear window blind S
Rear reading lights S
Brake-fluid warning S
Rear fog lights S
Trip computer S
Lights-on warning S
Rear window defroster S
Light tinted windows S
4 door curb/courtesy lights S
Door-ajar warning S
Tire pressure sensors O
Xenon front and rear reading lights S
Auto-leveling headlights O
Systems monitor S
Reverse sensing system front and rear
Outside-temperature display S
Front fog lights S
Parktronic front and rear parking sensors O
Trunk-ajar warning S
Low-tire-pressure warning O
Front windshield visor strip S
Rain sensing wipers S
Battery warning S
Low-washer-fluid warning S
Key-in-ignition warning S
Trip odometer S
Variable instrument panel lighting S
Analog display S
Tachometer S
In-dash clock S
High intensity discharge headlights O
Water-temp. warning S
Headlight washer O
Rear side blind O
Wheelbase 121.5"
Front legroom 41.3"
Front headroom 37.6"
Maximum interior cargo volume 15.4 cu.ft.
Rear hiproom 59.4"
Front hiproom 59.9"
Engine horsepower 275-hp @ 5,750 rpm
Interior cargo volume 15.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 105.0 cu.ft.
Engine bore x stroke 3.5" x 3.3"
Compression ratio 10.00 to 1
Engine type V-8
Valves 24
Front shoulder room 59.2"
Front tread 62.0"
Fuel economy highway 24 mpg
Engine torque 295 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
Rear headroom 38.4"
Exterior body width 73.1"
Drag coefficient .27
Turning radius 19.8'
Rear shoulder room 58.3"
Rear legroom 40.3"
Curb weight 4,166 lbs.
Fuel tank capacity 23.2 gal.
Valvetrain SOHC
Engine displacement 260 cu.in.
Fuel economy city 17 mpg
Exterior length 203.1"
Exterior height 56.9"
Rear tread 62.0"
Maintenance warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Corrosion perforation warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Basic warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Powertrain warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Roadside assistance warranty (months/miles) unlimited/ unlimited

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