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Posted on: October 18, 2010 | In Mercury
The new 2011 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis lets you experience an effortless driving experience, enjoy a sleeker new look, and relax in a more luxurious cabin. This year, the car comes in four distinct models – the Grand Marquis GS Convenience, the Grand Marquis LS Premium, Grand Marquis LSE, and Grand Marquis LS Ultimate. Whichever one of these models suits your needs, you’ll find all of The 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis performance review specs you could ever possibly want right here. Exhibiting a further refined appearance, The 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis features a new sleek grille, along with a restyled front end, new wraparound headlamps and integrated cornering lamps. New styling also shows itself in the Grand Marquis’ taillamps and wheels. And to make things better, the new trunk offers 20.6 cubic feet of storage space. On the inside, The 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis features include the electronic automatic temperature control system, stylish lounge seating, power-adjustable foot pedals, a 6-disc, trunk-mounted, radio controlled CD changer, and an overhead console with controls that include a Digital compass, map lights, sunglass storage, valet clip and the HomeLink Universal Transceiver, a programmable remote control device to activate the garage door opener plus two additional home-based devices.
Every Grand Marquis comes with a powerful 4.6 liter V-8 engine with a single overhead cam and an improved output of 220 hp. The Grand Marquis has been engineered to meet federal Low Emission Vehicle standards (LEV). A new standard feature for 2011, this system enhances protection via front-impact and driver-seat position sensors designed to provide a modulated and appropriate rate of front airbag deployment. Grand Marquis is the only car in its class with a double five-star front crash test rating five years in a row ..Brake and accelerator pedals travel up to 3 inches forward or backward to optimize the driver’s position relative to the steering wheel.
The 2011 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis is designed to combine useful technology with plush luxury. The driver benefits from having controls within ready reach, making it easy to monitor vehicle gauges. Smooth, responsive power is standard on every Mercury Grand Marquis, thanks to the 4.6-liter SOHC 16-valve V8 engine.With confident authority, it offers 224 horsepower and 272 pounds per foot of torque. For enhanced performance and a smoother, more controlled ride, the standard handling package offers a uniquely tuned front suspension, rear air suspension with unique springs, 16-inch, 9-spoke aluminum wheels and more. In addition, the car’s Personal Safety System includes a crash severity sensor, a driver’s seat position sensor, and front outboard safety belt usage sensors, as well as front outboard safety-belt pretensioners and front outboard energy-management safety belt retractors. If that’s not enough, the Grand Marquis for sale comes standard with an Anti Lock Braking System, which prevents wheel lockup and enables the driver to maintain steering control even when braking on less than ideal surfaces. The 2011 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis is the car for the power-hungry master of commerce. The new model lets you experience an effortless driving experience, enjoy a sleeker new look, and relax in a more luxurious cabin. This year, the Grand Marquis comes in four distinct models – the Grand Marquis GS Convenience , the Grand Marquis LS Premium, Mercury Grand Marquis LSE, and Grand Marquis LS Ultimate. The new Grand Marquis also boasts a redesigned independent front suspension with power, engine speed-sensitive, variable-assist rack-and-pinion steering that delivers an improved ride, more precise handling and a smoother journey than ever before.
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Even though the makers of The 2011 Mercury Marauder are known for quality vehicles, this vehicle is really thought out well. The warranty and workmanship that shows in The 2011 Mercury Marauder also gives you a sense of security, allowing you to rest easier knowing you made a good purchasing decision. The performance you receive from this vehicle you will come to know and respect. New for 2011 Mercury Marauder
- Heavy-duty 4R75W transmission with improved shift response
- New exterior colors: Dark Toreador Red and Silver Birch
- New interior color: Light Flint/Dark Charcoal two-tone
- Needle bearings and Teflon seals on torque converter
- Dual knock sensors for improved response at low engine speeds
- Standard traction control
- Standard Audiophile entertainment system
The 2011 mercury Marauder is powered by an all-aluminum 4.6-liter, 302-horsepower V-8 engine. Its chassis highlights include rack-and-pinion steering, hydroformed front frame rails, monotube dampers and 18-inch wheels and tires. The Marauder seats five passengers with generous front and rear seat room. Marauder is built in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. There’s another dimension to why extra space in The new 2011 2011 mercury Marauder doesn’t really work. In the past, all cars were boats, thousands of pounds of steel, chrome and Naugahyde went into every one, and fuel consumption in those heady post-World War II days was as alien a concept as friendly diplomatic relations with the Russians. The 2011 2011 Mercury Marauder is now available in three exterior monochrome color schemes: Dark Toreador Red and Silver Birch join the original deep-gloss Black. Distinctive yet subtle performance cues include the “Marauder” name embossed on the rear bumper, 3.5-inch polished stainless steel exhaust tips and high-output Cibie fog lamps. Large 18-inch wheels and tires reinforce Marauder’s aggressive, muscle-car stance, while the image of the Roman god Mercury on the wheel caps reflects its heritage and personality.
The 2011 Mercury Marauder also gets a new 4R75W heavy-duty, four-speed automatic transmission for greater efficiency and low-end torque. Other refinements include the addition of needle bearings and Teflon seals to a new 11.25-inch high-stall-speed torque converter with a one-inch one-way clutch. The new transmission provides quicker upshifts and downshifts, and lets the driver “kick down” into first gear at a higher speed. The Marauder chassis provides a combination of ride, handling, braking and safety performance unattainable in the muscle car era. The full-perimeter frame of strong, lightweight hydroformed steel resists bending and twisting. The number two crossmember is aluminum, allowing more precisely aligned engine mounts, steering and suspension parts. A strong steel crossmember behind the A-pillar improves the frame’s stiffness and dissipates energy in a side-impact collision. The Marauder power steering is a variable-ratio rack-and-pinion design with speed-sensitive variable assist, further enhanced by the ultra high-performance all-season BF Goodrich g-Force T/A tires. The Marauder runs P235/50WR18s on the front wheels and P245/55WR18s on the rear, for maximum traction and a muscle car rake.
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Completely re-engineered for 2011, Mercury Mountaineer boasts a new frame, a new independent rear suspension, a new front suspension, new steering, new seating formats, and a raft of new standard and optional features. Mechanically, the Mountaineer shares its structure and most of its major components with the Ford Explorer. It’s the Mountaineer’s adventurous, architectural look that sets it apart. While the Explorer almost seems designed to blend into the suburban wallpaper, the Mountaineer demands more attention. It points the way to Mercury’s future, while paying homage to Mercury’s heritage of styling innovation.
All 2011 Mercury Mountaineer come with a wide-ratio five-speed automatic transmission. All have seating for seven, using a third seat that folds completely flat to make room at the rear for large cargo. All Mountaineers are built to a relatively high specification, with power windows, mirrors and locks, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, and a Class II receiver hitch for towing.
The 2011 Mercury Mountaineer grew larger last year, to accommodate both the third seat and the new independent rear suspension system. It is a brawny beast, its size tempered by its waterfall grille design, multi-element headlamps, and lots of matte aluminum exterior trim, including horizontal cages around the taillamp assemblies. Our test vehicle was painted in a Mineral Grey clearcoat metallic, with a light gray lower accent panel and a matte black roof rack, very pleasing to our eye, and enhancing its postmodern industrial design. The exterior graphics are all straightforward, businesslike block letters. That the Mountaineer is attractive is a good thing because it is expected to represent the design direction Mercury is taking with its future products. The Luxury Preferred Equipment Package adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, power for the passenger seat, memory for the driver’s seat and pedals a message center, dual automatic temperature control, audiophile stereo with a six-CD changer, steering-wheel mounted climate and audio controls, electrochromic heated mirrors, painted running boards and 245/65R17 all-terrain tires.
The 4.6-liter V8 has a lovely intake roar at full throttle, yet is supremely smooth and quiet. It works well with the five-speed automatic transmission to move this 4500-pound machine effortlessly over flat territory. Here it’s best to lock out the overdrive fifth, and let the engine rev a little higher in fourth on the way up a long hill. Hook up a trailer and you’ll know it’s back there when you head up a long grade. The 2011 2011 Mercury Mountaineer separates you and your companions from noise and intrusions caused by the road surface, but it doesn’t totally disengage you from the driving experience. The Premier Package includes all that, plus a monochromatic exterior with satin aluminum trim, Safety Canopy air bags, a reverse-sensing system and a power moonroof. The moonroof is available as a stand-alone option .The rear seat entertainment system is a new option for 2011 that includes an overhead DVD player and a pull-down seven-inch color screen. The system comes with two wireless headphones, remote control and a universal jack. 2011 Mercury Mountaineer’s expressive design is refreshing in a sea of comparatively faceless SUVs. If a seven-passenger sport utility can be pretty or even beautiful, this is the one.
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The 2011 Mercury Sable provides a pleasant blend of family-car safety and mid-market value. The 2011 2011 Sable’s closest competitors include the Audi A4, the Saturn L-Series Sedan, and the Volvo V70. Upon introduction, the GS Sedan is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 155-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. The LS Premium Wagon is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 200-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.
The 2011 Mercury Sable is freshened for 2011. Mercury sable’s midsize sedans and wagons get minor appearance changes for 2011.
2011 Mercury Sable’s sedan gets a new rear fascia and taillights, and both body styles have a new grille and front fascia. GS and LS Premium models are offered. GS versions have a standard front bench seat for 6-passenger capacity. Front bucket seats are standard on the LS Premium and optional on GS. Both use a 3.0-liter V6 engine. The GS has 155 hp, the LS Premium 201. A 4-speed automatic is the sole transmission. Antilock brakes are a no-charge option for all Sables; wagons include rear disc brakes instead of drums. An available Secure Group bundles traction control with front side airbags. Power-adjustable foot pedals are standard on LS Premium, unavailable on GS. Sable shares its design with the Ford Taurus and its performance and accommodations mirror those of like-equipped Taurus models. It combines the virtues of high quality, five-star crash protection and comfortable accommodations and adds in a healthy helping of driving fun. Especially when equipped with the optional Duratec V6, the mid-size Mercury is blessed with the kind of performance and agility expected in expensive front-drive sports sedans.
2011 Mercury Sable wagon is every bit as fun to drive as the sedan, and adds capacity for kids and cargo. Sable comfortably blends beauty and function. Its total passenger space, at 102.5 cubic feet, is only 6 percent short of the interior space of the full-size. Sable’s interior feels huge, even for a mid-size car. The sedan offers a generous cargo space of 16 cubic feet. The station wagon has 38.8 cubic feet of space with the rear seat up and a cavernous 81.3 cubic feet with the seats down. The control for the adjustable pedals has been moved to the revised instrument panel for easier use. Interior materials have been upgraded. Cupholders have been revised. And the interior is quieter, thanks to new insulation in the floor pan and wind-blocking seals on the doors, windows and sideview mirrors. Expanding foam fills the windshield support pillars to reduce noise further.2011 Mercury Sable is startlingly agile, controllable, even sporty for such a relatively large and roomy family sedan. Once a styling leader, 2011 Mercury Sable has retreated to a more conservative look, quietly handsome while avoiding the industrial blandness of its import competition. The Sable provides safety, comfort, quiet and practicality. Yet it’s an enjoyable car to drive.
Posted on: October 6, 2010 | In Mercury
The 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid comes with three excellent trim levels – Convenience, Luxury and Premier. All the three trim levels are available in both front-wheel drive and an all-wheel-drive system. The 2011 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is equipped with 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder engine phenomenal in churning out 200 horsepower at 6000 RPM and 193 pound-feet of torque at 4850 RPM. Four-speed automatic transmission system has made the powerhouse more prolific. Thanks to four-speed automatic transmission system, The 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid churns out exquisite fuel economy – 18 miles per gallon in the city and 20 miles per gallon on highways.
The 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid has got some useful features such as color-keyed body side cladding panels, fog lamps, automatic climate control, rectangular projector headlamps, cruise control, satin aluminum bumper insert.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and tilt w/touch controls are optional. The vehicle is equipped with some exquisite safety arrangements as well. The 2011 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid has got dual front air bag, front disc braking system, anti-lock brake etc. Seat-mounted side impact airbags and side curtain airbags safeguard occupants in the best possible way.
Add to that its awesome interior. The interior has got chrome accents, satin aluminum and sophisticated wood grains. Also to watch out for is its two-tone coloring. The 2011 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid has got the potential to become viable alternative to Cougar sport coupe and Villager minivan. The 2011 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid made its first appearance in 2003 New York Auto Show. The 2011 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid has made its mark thanks to unmatched styling and all-wheel-drive capability.
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If you are looking for a great midsize sedan, you have to go for The 2011 Mercury Milan. The 2011 2011 Mercury Milan comes with two exquisite versions – base Milan and Milan Premier. The base Milan has been priced at $18,995 whereas Milan Premier is available at $21,995. The midsize sedan has got some fabulous standard features such as AM/FM/6CD/MP3 premium audio with six speakers, power disc brakes, fog lamps, tilt and telescope wheel, driver information center, air conditioning, leather seating surfaces, power locks, power mirrors, keyless entry, power windows, power steering, power seat, fog lamps, tilt and telescope wheel, cruise control etc.
The optional Comfort package contains leather-wrapped steering wheel with secondary audio, auto dimming interior rearview mirror with compass, auto headlamps, speed and climate controls, automatic electronic climate control, fog lamps, puddle lamps etc. You can opt for power moonroof, traction assist, heated seats and audiophile system with eight speakers as well. The 2011 2011 Mercury Milan has got some useful standard safety features such as side-impact airbags, frontal airbags, curtain airbags, ABS and EBD.
Also to watch out for is its powerful engine specification. The 2011 2011 Mercury Milan has got the power of 3.0-liter dohc 24-valve V6 engine phenomenal in churning out 221 horsepower at 6250 RPM and 205 pound-feet of torque at 4800 RPM. The engine comes with 6-speed automatic transmission system. Thanks to 6-speed automatic transmission system facility, The 2011 Mercury Milan delivers decent fuel economy – 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on highways.