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Mercury Marauder specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1907 kg (4204 lbs)
Introduced 2004
Origin country United States
Views 23.1k
Mercury Marauder acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

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)
Power / weight 161 ps (158 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 226 Nm (167 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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hostboy  4m ago

@hoppelmoppel123 please add results below


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hostboy  4m ago

Car & Driver test of F-segment full-size luxury sedans from July 2002

0-30 mph: 2.62
0-40 mph: 3.78
0-50 mph: 5.16
0-60 mph: 6.89
0-70 mph: 8.89
0-80 mph: 11.30
0-90 mph: 14.44
0-100 mph: 18.34
1/4-mile: 15.42/92.57
Braking, 60-0: 133 ft

https://www.stangbangers.com/home/2019/2/22/2003-mercury-marauder-vs-2002-mercedes-benz-s500

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hostboy  5m ago

Sure it's "slower" than the Chevy Impala SS and Buick Roadmaster from the '90s, but the reality is that straight-line performance doesn't tell the whole story. It is more than a whole minute faster around the Nürburgring Nordschleife track (at 8:28) than the Impala (9:31).

As opposed to its '90s GM counterparts, the Marauder was far more about refinement than muscle. The interior was much nicer, the engine displacement was smaller by more than one liter, the valvetrain was twice as large, and the torque curve was in the higher-end range.

With just an OEM-approved Eaton supercharger from the SVT Cobra Mustang and Lightning Truck, the Marauder can easily kick some Infiniti and Maserati BUTT! Yes, I'm talking about the Q45 and the Quattroporte.

2003 Mercury Marauder
Claimed Power: 302 hp @ 5750 rpm
Claimed Torque: 318 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 90.2 mm x 90 mm
Number of Cylinders: 8
Boost Pressure: naturally aspirated
BMEP d: 11.0 bar
VE un-boost: 90.00%
VE boost: 90.00%
MPS @ Peak Power: 18 m/s
Actual Power: 305 hp @ 6000 rpm
Actual Torque: 292 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Drivetrain: RWD; 4AT
Estimated Weight: 4172 lb
0-60 MPH: 7.1 sec
0-100 MPH: 16.9 sec
1/4-Mile (street): 15.3 sec @ 95 mph
1/4-Mile (drag): 14.6 sec @ 96 mph
Top Speed: 146 mph
Motor Trend Figure-8: 26.0 sec @ 0.72 G
Nürburgring Nordschleife: 8:28
Top Gear Test Track (Power Lap): 1:37

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11T6iUr6uQ_TkqqFB1nPvV0malo9X5HgXlK3JZ2du1RA/edit?usp=sharing


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hostboy  6m ago

Yo, good news!!! New Crown Vic is coming back! (I'm just screwing around with Wiki) ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ford_Crown_Victoria&oldid=1081412344#Third_generation_(S651;_2023%E2%80%93)


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Hoppelmoppel123  8m ago

@fastestlaps please delete the performance most of it was added from the comment from uptownfunker. I dont think Car and Driver tests 0-80kph and 0-130kph


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John  11m ago

I had an 02 Grand Marquis LSE. I’d always wanted a Marauder..they look cool and have more power than the LSE. Then I looked at the acceleration times. Bought a Lexus LS430 instead, and an 06 Jaguar XJ8…both faster and more exciting. I know that’s comparing apples to oranges, but they’re all full sized sedans.. I’ve never regretted that decision, as the Jag and Lexus are both superior drivers. I still respect the Mercury…such a tough and legendary car


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Zombie racing   2y ago

My vic ran 13.5 1/4 mile then 13.6 on 7 cylinders


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Carlos  3y ago

Top speed is a lie. Where do you get your information? I drove this car in the autobahn for three years.


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Ameritel1  3y ago

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


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Warrenauto  5y 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  7y ago

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


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Notafag  7y 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  8y 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  8y 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  9y 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+  9y ago

Get a SkyLine


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Shaggy  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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  9y ago

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


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Shaggy  9y ago

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


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hwyrauder  9y 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  11y ago

It's just a suped up Grand Marquis.


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joezee  12y 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  13y 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  13y ago

Mercury is dead.


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Anonymous  14y 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  14y 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  14y 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  14y 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