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Mercury Marauder specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1907 kg (4204 lbs)
Power / weight 161 ps (158 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 226 Nm (167 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2004
Origin country United States
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Performance

Top speed 189 kph (117 mph)
0 - 80 kph 5.5 s
0 - 100 kph 6.8 s
0 - 130 kph 12.1 s
0 - 100 mph 16.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.4 s @ 80.2 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s

More acceleration times

Mercury Marauder acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type V8
Displacement 4.6 l (281 ci)
Power 306 ps (302 bhp / 225 kw)
Torque 431 Nm (318 lb-ft)
Power / liter 67 ps (66 hp)
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Ameritel1  4m ago

03 marauder got one supercharged I eat ricers for lunch and never ever turn off the ac


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Warrenauto  2y ago

I just bought a low mileage (42k miles) Marauder for my car lot. It's actually a very impressive car. Dominates the highway and pulls like freight train. May not be fastest car ever but it's high speed handling is surprising for a big car and the exhaust note at WOT is badass. If you like that style get one. You won't be disappointed


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saxy  3y ago

Usually those who are most homophobic are actually not sure about their sexuality


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Notafag  3y ago

To all of idiots raving about the M3: No one gives the slightest shit about your pathetic 3.0 liter. I didn't get my Marauder because of it's speed. I got it because it has a cool engine. Cool engines make cars cool not times. Obviously the M3 is going to be faster than the Marauder but who cares? Your M3's are gay xD


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uptownfunker  5y ago

FlashBackFriday

eric bishop (Oct 2009):*
0 - 40 kph 2.0 s
0 - 100 kph 6.8 s
0 - 200 kph 32.2 s

Video: Mercury Marauder 2003 0-200 KM/H or 0-125 MPH https://youtu.be/X54a0ttPAX8

*stopwatched on-time


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uptownfunker  5y ago

FlashBackFriday

Car and Driver (Jul 2002):
0 - 50 kph 2.9 s
0 - 80 kph 5.5 s
0 - 130 kph 12.1 s
0 - 180 kph 24.5 s
0 - 60 mph 7.5 s
0 - 100 mph 19.4 s
1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 91 mph
Curb weight 1942 kg (4282 lb)

PDF: http://www.caranddriver.com/files/2003-mercury-marauder-1.pdf


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hemisrt  6y ago

Yep. A "Pimp Mobile" has it's virtues. This car is "Donk Heaven." I wouldn't "Donk it," If I had one. I'd add those police bumpers...and never fear traffic.


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BR2+  6y ago

Get a SkyLine


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Shaggy  6y ago

@hemisrt: I've been shopping for another vehicle after my S-10 Blazer's engine gave out. I was seriously considering a Ford Crown Victoria.


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Btscarre1  6y ago

Fastest Panther production car!!! No Crown Vic or Grand Marquis keeps up! Like Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Chevy SS!


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hemisrt  6y ago

I travel a LOT. Those used to be GREAT Rental Cars for LONG drives. Plenty of passing power. You will not get a leg cramp. If someone hits you...they die...not you.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

Obviously gearbox limitation or some artifical limifer. If the topspeed number is correct at all.


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Shaggy  6y ago

Just 117 mph, that's it? A stock Grand Marquis will do 135 mph.


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hwyrauder  6y ago

FYI most Google search 0-60 specs for the M/M are from 6.8 -7.5..for a bone stock marauder.(not 8) seconds!!! a bone stock Grand Marquis runs 8.2 and Marauder is a whole lot faster than a G/M.


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Shaggy  8y ago

It's just a suped up Grand Marquis.


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joezee  9y ago

Again... a STOCK Marauder does 0-60 in just under 8 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 15.5ish at 92ish on an average day.... not some 40 degree winter day in canada for example... EVERY magazine that tested it , got slower times than the 96 Impala.... Impala had same hp and more torque(the factory rating of 260 was not correct).


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Fernando  10y ago

I have one and couldnt be happier, everyone here is entitled to their opinon. Not trying to knock an M3 because they are nice, and fast out of the box at $58,400 as the BMW website states. But then what? No options to create the car your own way unless you have serious bank to personalize it. NA Cobra engine can be modified any which way from street use to aggressive track car. For as big as the car is, and how much it weighs, it handles a lot better than people think. And as for the muscle car comment, the cars that are out there today wouldnt have much respect if it weren\'t for the early hot rods and muscle cars of the 50\'s 60\'s and early 70\'s. The door to performance was always there, the USA was just a little more curious than the other companies to explore it.


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

Mercury is dead.


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Anonymous  11y ago

I have a 05 grand marquis that i put a chip in and its running high 15's and thats a regular 4.6 and the marauder is the cobra 4.6 i know when i turn 18 im for sure trading my car in on one of these.....


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Anonymous  11y ago

We do not care about boy scouts and the cars they used to drive!!! Someone must have a boring life to talk about this car.


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BumRush  11y ago

why would you even comment on this car? or even add it? or buy one? i could understand if you were an undercover police officer or on a stakeout, but really.


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Marauder Owner  11y ago

I've had a G35 coupe and at 100 it starts running out of gas, the marauder is just waking up and really starts to run


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Taemian  12y ago

$48,000?? Not even close! New, they listed about 35K, but sold for much less. You can get a low milage used one WITH a s/c for about $21,000 now. I'm sure an M3 sells for at least $42k with taxes. And don't even get me started on maintenance and parts costs. The Panther platform has been in police/taxi service for over 10 years in this form. Parts are cheap, aftermarket engine (SVT Cobra)support is great. We just did a 12.7 at the dragstrip with a bolt on s/c and exhaust.


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supercharger  12y ago

I now its a rip off.


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Anonymous  12y ago

its not bad looking, but it aint good looking either, if i was an undercover cop i would sho as hell be rocking one of these, and isnt this like $48,000 US dollars?? and correct me if im wrong but im pretty sure the M3 is no where near double this. and i do believe ANY M3 of any generatin can can this.


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Sam  12y ago

Anonymous 02/03/09, 18:37:42
um, does anyone think this is good looking at all? I think it's pig ugly. and performance wise i can hardly think a stock version could even contemplate competing with european cars

nice to put a name to your slag?


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Wads  12y ago

By apples to apples comparison I wasn't suggesting that this would compare to an M3.... just that it would be good to see where a stock version lines up against other stock cars. Only because FastestLaps is aimed at stock comparisons.


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Taemian  12y ago

I just love how most of the slags are coming from people too scared to leave their names. Jeez.

Wads, you make a good point about stock lap times. The point of all these comments was to refute the first few posts. If you want to compare apples to apples with a stock M3, the M3 would win...except the M3 is at least double the price. Hardly an apples to apples comparison.

SO...If you spent even half what you'd spend on an M3 and modded a Marauder, you'd kick M3 butt. Bang for the buck is much higher on a Marauder than an M3, and there is no "planned obsolesence" like with the Bimmer line.

Most of us are car guys. We do more than just plunk down money for our rides. We actually work on them and create the cars the factory would have produced, if not for price point concerns. Why do you think Saleen/Roush/Steeda Mustangs sell so well? Same idea.

Please don't let ego get in the way of your understanding. Life's too short for that.


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Anonymous  12y ago

um, does anyone think this is good looking at all? I think it's pig ugly. and performance wise i can hardly think a stock version could even contemplate competing with european cars


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Wads  12y ago

What can this car do in terms of lap times when stock? I ask because thats what this site is all about..... we couldn't care less how good a car is when tuned. Lets see some stock lap times so we can compare apples with apples. If a stock Maruader can even get close to a stock M3 i'll be amazed.

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