2003 MERCURY MARAUDER -- RARE FULL SIZE MUSCLE SEDAN
From 2003 to 2004, Ford resurrected the Marauder name as a high-performance version of the Mercury Grand Marquis sedan. Although the Mercury division was most directly a competitor to Buick (and before that, Oldsmobile), the design of this Marauder drew many parallels to the 1994--1996 Chevrolet Impala SS and the later 2006-present Dodge Charger SRT-8 in being a contemporary full-size "muscle sedan", and both being derived from a police vehicle: the Marauder from the Ford Crown Victoria, and the Impala SS from the Chevrolet Caprice. The Marauder had a naturally aspirated 4.6 L V8 DOHC Ford Modular engine producing 302 hp and 318 ft·lbf of torque. In contrast to the Grand Marquis, the interior of the Marauder featured front bucket seats and a floor shifter with a center console; leather seats were standard. Instead of the simulated wood trim seen in the Grand Marquis, the Marauder substituted simulated satin aluminum trim in its place. The instrument cluster was Marauder-specific, with satin aluminum gauges (with a 140-mph speedometer borrowed from the Ford Police Interceptor) and the pressed electrical board to control them are model-exclusive. To make room for the tachometer, the oil-pressure gauges and voltmeter were moved to the center console. The 2003--2004 Marauder sales fell short of corporate forecasts, and after a production run of 11,052 vehicles, the Marauder was discontinued at the end of 2004. For comparison, Mercury produced 179,723 examples of its Grand Marquis counterpart during the same time. The number of Marauders produced per year in each color breaks down as follows: 2003 -- Total: 7838 328 Dark Pearl Blue, 417 Silver Birch, 7093 Black. 2004 -- Total: 3214, 980 Dark Toreador Red, 997 Silver Birch, 1237 Black. So, you see here a great edition of a Mercury, not only a rare Maurauder but a full size muscle sedan as well. Thanks very much for viewing this 2003 Mercury Marauder sedan.
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