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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 Base S430 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 Base S430 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$72,600$75,500
    Invoice *$67,518$70,215
    Engine4.3L V-8 275 HP4.3L V-8 275 HP
    Transmission5-spd Touch-Shift w/OD5-spd Touch-Shift w/OD
    Fuel Economy City17.0 mpg17.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy24.0 mpg24.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine4.3L V-8 275 HP4.3L V-8 275 HP
    Transmission5-spd Touch-Shift w/OD5-spd Touch-Shift w/OD
    Alternator150 amp150 amp
    BatteryN/AN/A
    Axle Ratio2.823.08
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank23.2 gal.23.2 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/AN/A
    Exhaustdual stainless steeldual stainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelfull-time 4MATIC all wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AN/A
    Locking Hub ControlN/Apermanent
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/AN/A
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic Stabilitystability controlstability control
    RideN/AN/A
    Ride Controlautomatic w/driver controlautomatic w/driver control
    Adaptive Suspensionadaptive suspensionadaptive suspension
    Auto-Levelling Suspension4-corner4-corner
    Front Suspensionmulti-linkdouble wishbone
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springsairair
    Front Torsion BarN/AN/A
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensionmulti-linkmulti-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springsairair
    Rear Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Steering CoolerN/AN/A
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rearfront and rear
    Wheels17.0 " silver aluminum17.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresP225/55HR17.0BSW performance ASP225/55HR17.0BSW performance AS
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/AN/A
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size aluminumfull-size aluminum
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity55
    Front Seat Typebucketbucket
    Heated Front SeatsN/AN/A
    Front Headrestspower adjustable w/tiltpower adjustable w/tilt
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls(10-way power)(10-way power)
    Easy EntryN/AN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls(10-way power)(10-way power)
    Rear Seatsbenchbench
    Rear Headrestspower adjustable w/tiltpower adjustable w/tilt
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear Armrestscentercenter
    Third Row SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Seat Trimleatherleather
    Door Trimleather w/carpet lowerleather w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rear
    Dashboard Insertgenuine woodgenuine wood
    Gear Shift Knob Trimleatherleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Sunroofexpress open/closeexpress open/close
    Convertible RoofN/AN/A
    Roof FeaturesN/AN/A
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminated
    Auxiliary VisorsN/AN/A
    Rearview Mirrorauto-dimming day-nightauto-dimming day-night
    Rear Visor Vanity Mirrorilluminatedilluminated
    Glove Boxlockinglocking
    Cabback InsulatorN/AN/A
    Dome Lightfadefade
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront & rear
    Floor Consolefullfull
    Overhead Consoleminimini
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rear
    Instrument Panel StorageN/AN/A
    Dashboard StorageN/AN/A
    Interior Concealed Storageinterior concealed storageinterior concealed storage
    Seatback Storage22
    Refrigerated Boxconsoleconsole
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/AN/A
    Door Binsdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door bins
    Underseat TrayN/AN/A
    Cargo Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimcarpetcarpet
    Cargo CoverN/AN/A
    Cargo Netcargo netcargo net
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo light
    Air CompressorN/AN/A
    Front Air Conditioningdual zone frontdual zone front
    Climate Controlautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioning
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AN/A
    Air Filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air RecirculationRESTREST
    Rear HeaterN/AN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel Controlsradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controls
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted single
    MP3 PlayerN/AN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/AN/A
    Speakers10 Bose10 Bose
    AmplifierN/AN/A
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennawindow grid diversitywindow grid diversity
    Cruise Controlcruise controlcruise control
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Heated Door LocksN/AN/A
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpower
    Remote Fuel Flap Releasekeyfobkeyfob
    Rear Window ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Cell Phonepre-wiringpre-wiring
    Power Outlets33
    AC power outletN/AN/A
    Trunk Pulldowntrunk/hatch auto-latchtrunk/hatch auto-latch
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory PowerN/AN/A
    Garage Door OpenerHomeLink Wireless Control SystemHomeLink Wireless Control System
    Smokers Packageashtrayashtray
    Lighter Elementsfront and rearfront and rear
    First Aid Kitfirst aid kitfirst aid kit
    Emergency SOSTele AidTele Aid
    Adjustable PedalsN/AN/A
    Entertainment CenterN/AN/A
    Voice RecorderN/AN/A
    Picnic TableN/AN/A
    Internet AccessN/AN/A
    Instrument Displayanaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure GaugeN/AN/A
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt GaugeN/AN/A
    InclinometerN/AN/A
    AltimeterN/AN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/AN/A
    Clockin-dashin-dash
    CompassN/AN/A
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Systems Monitorsystems monitorsystems monitor
    Check ControlN/AN/A
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlN/AN/A
    Navigation Systemnavigation systemnavigation system
    Steering Wheelpower telescopic tiltpower telescopic tilt
    Steering Wheel Materialleatherleather
    Tow BarN/AN/A
    Front Windowspowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpower
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/AN/A
    1-Touch Openfront and rearfront and rear
    Tinted Windowslightlight
    Double Pane Side GlassN/AN/A
    Sun BlindsN/AN/A
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front Wipersjets and wiper parkjets and wiper park
    Rain Detecting Wipersrain detecting wipersrain detecting wipers
    Speed Sensitve WipersN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield WiperN/AN/A
    Rear Heated WipersN/AN/A
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/AN/A
    Sun Visor Stripsun visor stripsun visor strip
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
    Rear Blindspowerpower
    Rear Windshield TypeN/AN/A
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsdoor mounteddoor mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagdoor mounteddoor mounted
    Overhead Airbagcurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensor
    Childseat SensorBabySmartBabySmart
    Head ProtectionN/AN/A
    Knee AirbagN/AN/A
    Rear Side Airbagrear side-impact airbagrear side-impact airbag
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfront and rearfront and rear
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Tracker Systemtracker systemtracker system
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume15.4 cu.ft.15.4 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/AN/A
    Exterior Length203.1 "203.1 "
    Exterior Width73.1 "73.1 "
    Exterior Height56.9 "56.9 "
    Wheelbase122 "122 "
    Front Tread62 "62 "
    Rear Tread62 "62 "
    Turning Radius19.8 '19.8 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Curb Weight4,166 lbs.4,390 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    PayloadN/AN/A
    Max Trailer WeightN/AN/A
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/AN/A
    Drag Coefficient.27.27
    Front Legroom41.3 "41.3 "
    Rear Legroom40.3 "40.3 "
    Front Headroom37.6 "37.6 "
    Rear Headroom38.4 "38.4 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/AN/A
    Front Hiproom59.9 "59.9 "
    Rear Hiproom59.4 "59.4 "
    Third Row HiproomN/AN/A
    Front Shoulder Room59.2 "59.2 "
    Rear Shoulder Room58.3 "58.3 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Passenger Volume105 cu.ft.105 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume15.4 cu.ft.15.4 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/AN/A
  • Exterior Features
    Mud FlapsN/AN/A
    Rear SpoilerN/AN/A
    Running BoardsN/AN/A
    Skid PlatesN/AN/A
    Trunk RackN/AN/A
    PickupN/AN/A
    Bumpersbody-colored with chrome insertbody-colored with chrome insert
    Rear BumperN/AN/A
    Rear Step BumperN/AN/A
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Insertchromechrome
    Bodyside CladdingN/AN/A
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/AN/A
    Wheel WellN/AN/A
    Fender FlaresN/AN/A
    Grille Moldingschromechrome
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual heated, power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passengerdual heated, power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger
    TraileringN/AN/A
    Trailering HarnessN/AN/A
    Trailering HitchN/AN/A
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Major Components Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Milesunlimited/unlimitedunlimited/unlimited
    Maintenance Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Accessories Months/MilesN/AN/A
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.
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