May 23, 2002

Mercury Marauder to join Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour

Mercury Marauder concept
Mercury Marauder concept
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Irvine, California – A parade of seven 302-horsepower 2003 Mercury Marauders will join this year’s Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour, along with 3,000 custom cars for the eight-day, seven-city tour, kicking off May 24th in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mercury will host an exhibit area offering:

  • Marauder vehicle displays where consumers can sit in the drivers seat and experience the attitude of this powerful machine
  • Vehicle seminars where spectators can talk to Mercury engineers
  • A sweepstakes for a customized Mercury Marauder
  • Limited edition Mercury Marauder posters

“Being a part of the Hot Rod Power Tour allows consumers take a closer look at this powerful and iconic vehicle,” said Philip Smoker, Mercury marketing brand manager. “With its bold styling, 302-horsepower, 32-valve, 4.6-liter V8 engine, ultra high performance tires and stainless steel exhaust tips, this vehicle has power and substance.”

Based on a concept vehicle at the 1998 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, the Canadian-built 2003 Mercury Marauder includes:

  • 4.6 litre dual overhead cam V-8 engine producing 302 horsepower and 318 foot-pounds of torque; true dual exhaust
  • Four-speed automatic transmission with a high stall speed torque converter and 3.55 rear axle with limited-slip differential
  • Performance suspension; 18-inch forged aluminum alloy wheels shod with high performance all-season tires (P235/50ZR18 front and P245/55ZR18 rear); winged Mercury god’s head logo embossed in the wheel centre caps
  • 140-mph speedometer, 7,000-rpm tachometer, temperature and oil pressure gauges and voltmeter
  • Leather-trimmed cabin; five-passenger seating with winged Mercury god’s head embossed in the seat backs and “Marauder” embroidered in the floor mats; center console with floor-mounted shifter
  • Monochromatic exterior design with body surfaces finished in gloss black paint; dark-tinted headlamp and tail lamp bezels; “Marauder” debossed in the rear fascia and fog lamps integrated into the front fascia

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