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|name = Schafter|front_image = Schafter-GTA4-front.jpg|image_size = 300|caption = A first generation '''Schafter''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.|rear_image = Schafter-GTA4-rear.jpg|front_image2 = Schafter-GTAV-Front.png|image_size2 = 300|caption2 = A second generation '''Schafter''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.|rear_image2 = Schafter-GTAV-Rear.png|manufacturer = [[Benefactor]] <small>'''('''[[HD Universe]]''')'''</small>|price = $65,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small> <small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>|vehicle_class = Sedans|vehicle_type = Civilian car|body_style = [[:Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes|4-door sedan]]|capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>|appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' <small>(1st gen only)</small><br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]'' <small>(1st gen only)</small><br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' <small>(2nd gen only)</small><br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' <small>(2nd gen only)</small>|related = [[Schwartzer]]<br>[[Stretch E]]<br>[[Feltzer]]<br>[[Admiral]] <small>([[3D Universe]])</small>}}{{quote|Good-looking yet utilitarian, sexy yet asexual, slender yet terrifyingly powerful, the Schafter is German engineering at its very finest.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description.}}The [[Benefactor]] '''Schafter''' is a luxury four-door sedan featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]] ''and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
| front_image = Schafter-GTA4-front.jpg
 
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| caption = The "First Generation" Schafter in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
 
| manufacturer = [[Benefactor]] (GTA IV)
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 4-door saloon/ sedan
 
| capacity = 4 (driver and three passengers)
 
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
 
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The [[Benefactor]] '''Schafter''' is a luxury 4-door sedan featured in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]. The Schafter has been redesigned in The Ballad of Gay Tony, nicknamed the "Second Generation", sporting a much more luxurious look.
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The Schafter has been redesigned in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'', nicknamed the "Second Generation," sporting a much more luxurious and modern look.
   
== Description ==
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== Design ==
<span style="font-size:16px;">Design</span>
 
   
The first-generation Schafter is similar in design to a [[wp:Mercedes-Benz W220|1999-2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class]] but was modified to appear with a smaller body and less flamboyant fascias. It's rear fascia seems to be derived from a [[wp:Mercedes-Benz_C215|1999–2006 Mercedes CL-Class]], most likely the AMG variant.
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=== 1st Generation ===
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The first-generation Schafter is in a lot of ways similar in design to a [[wp:Mercedes-Benz W211|Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211]] but was altered to appear with a longer wheelbase, bulkier body, (in this case, it would be a [[wp:Mercedes-Benz W220|W220 S-Class]] in particular) and less luxurious fascias. Its rear fascia seems to be derived from a [[wp:Mercedes-Benz C215|Mercedes-Benz CL-Class C215]], most likely the AMG variant. The front also bear resemblance to the [[wp:SsangYong Chairman|Ssangyong Chairman H]] (which also based on a Mercedes E-Class platform) with the headlights from the [[Wp:Maybach 57|Maybach 57]] and [[Wp:Maybach 62|Maybach 62]].
   
In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the second-generation Schafter is featured. It has a more modernized appearance, with a general body design similar to that of a [[wp:Mercedes-Benz W212|W212 Mercedes-Benz E-class]], a front fascia clearly derivative of that of a [[wp:Mercedes-Benz C216|C216 Mercedes-Benz CL-class]], and a rear fascia similar to that of a [[wp:Mercedes-Benz W212|W212 Mercedes-Benz E-class]]. Adding to the more modern appearance is the presence of LED strips below the two bi-xenon bulbs in the headlights, and LED taillights.
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=== 2nd Generation ===
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In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], the second-generation Schafter is featured. It has a more modernized appearance, with a general design based on a [http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W212 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212]. Adding to the more modern appearance is the presence of LED strips below the two bi-xenon bulbs in the headlights, and LED taillights. the front heavily resembles the [[wp:Mercedes-Benz C216|Mercedes-Benz CL-Class C216]].
   
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In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the Schafter always spawns as the prominent, new version from TBoGT. The standard or old version does not return in GTA V. It also has its coupe variant, the [[Schwartzer]].
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
Schafter-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear of the first generation Schafter in [[GTA IV]].
 
Schafter-TBOGT-front.jpg|The Ballad of Gay Tony - "Second Generation - Stock Variant" (you cannot find this type of Schafter on the road unless spawn with trainer using "Schafter3".) (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-TBOGT-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Gay Tonys Schafter.png|The Ballad of Gay Tony - "Second Generation - Tony's Variant".
 
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=== Performance ===
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== Performance ==
[[File:Schafter-TBoGT-Engine-HD.png|thumb|172px|Schafter's Engine]]
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=== GTA IV ===
The Schafter in GTA IV is powered by a 6.5L supercharged V12 coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a RWD configuration. Although a 6.5L supercharged V12 is quite powerful for a car of its class, it feels slow. However it is quite a heavy vehicle, so acceleration is below average, compared to other vehicles in its class, such as the [[Oracle]] and [[Presidente]]. Top speed is a little bit above average: 145 mph (232 km/h) even though the speedometer says 155 mph (248 km/h) is the top speed, the Schafter struggles to shift gear at 145 mph (232 km/h), therefore, limiting the advertized speed by a small fraction. The car Handling is above average—although a slight hint of oversteer is detectable, the Schafter's firm suspension makes it a joy in low-speed cornering. The suspension is a perfect balance of firm and soft, keeping the Schafter planted on the road in turns, while not jarring over bumps. Braking is fair, and ABS is available, though not standard. Crash deformation and engine build quality are excellent; the car is capable of sustaining multiple direct impacts, and can also take a great amount of gunfire before the engine gives off or bursts into flames. The Russian Mafia Schafter has a slightly higher top speed than it's unmodified counterpart at 160 mph (256 km/h). But the same problem as the standard Schafter remains. The speedometer says the top speed is 170 mph (272 km/h), but it struggles to shift gear at 160 mph (256 km/h).
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[[File:Schafter-TBoGT-Engine-HD.png|thumb|172px|Schafter's engine.]]
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The Schafter in GTA IV is powered by a 6.5L supercharged V12 coupled to a 5-speed gearbox (possibly a nod to the Mercedes 5G-TRONIC transmission) in a RWD configuration. Although the large 6.5L supercharged V12 is quite powerful, the car feels slow because of its weight. Due to said weight, acceleration is below average, compared to other vehicles in its class, such as the [[Oracle]] and [[Presidente]].&nbsp;Top speed is good at 153 mph (245 km/h. The car handling is above average, although a slight hint of oversteer is detectable, the Schafter's firm suspension makes it a pleasure in low-speed cornering. The suspension is a perfect balance of firm and soft, keeping the Schafter planted on the road in turns, while not jarring over bumps. Braking is fair, and ABS is available, though not standard. Crash deformation and engine build quality are excellent; the car is capable of sustaining multiple direct impacts, and can also take a fair amount of gunfire before the engine stalls or inflames. The "Russian Mafia" Schafter has a slightly higher top speed than it's unmodified counterpart at 160 mph (256 km/h).
   
[[File:Schafter_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Schafter.]]
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=== GTA V ===
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[[File:Schafter_badges.png|thumb|First Generation badging.]]The Schafter in GTA V is powered by a naturally-aspirated V12 engine, and shares a similar engine sound with the [[Tailgater]], [[Sentinel]], [[Sentinel XS]], [[Gresley]], and [[Surano]], which have lower power engines. The Schafter is considered to be the fastest Sedan in the game, with a higher top speed than any other (except the [[Super Diamond]]), and excellent acceleration. Unlike other cars such as the [[Tailgater]] it doesn't have as much of a tendency to oversteer because of excessive traction, therefore making the Schafter an ideal car to use in Sedan-class races in [[GTA Online]], as well as a good choice as a getaway vehicle for [[The Big Score (GTA V)|The Big Score]].
   
The 6.5L supercharged V12 engine is not found in real-life Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars, which instead have twin-turbo V12 engines with 5.5L (S600) or 6.0L (S65 AMG) displacements. The game designers may have intended for the Schafter's engine to be an "amalgamation" of the powerplants found in the S55 AMG (5.4 L (5439 cc) supercharged V8) and S65 AMG (6.0L twin-turbo V12).[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mercedes-Benz_engines]
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{Vehicle Stats2|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined = n/a|Top speed defined = 145 / 233 <small>(website)</small>|Engine defined = V12 <small>(Badging)</small>|Drivetrain defined = RWD|Gears defined = 5|Mass defined = 1600 / 3527|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 13.5 Seconds|Top speed observed = 105 / 169|Engine observed = FR V12|Drivetrain observed = RWD|Gears observed = 5}}
   
 
== Variants ==
 
== Variants ==
 
===GTA IV===
 
===GTA IV===
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[[File:Schafterad.png|thumb|236px|A Schafter advertisement.]]A tuned version of the Schafter (similar to either a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG or a [[wp:Brabus E V12|Brabus E]]) are commonly found in [[Hove Beach]], being driven by the [[Russian Mafia]]. It is black, has black wheels, lacks the chrome trim on the trunk lid and sports a body kit including a debadged blacke grille. The Russian Schafter can be resprayed to any color of the regular Schafter, this will also cause it to lose its unique wheel color unless painted a certain silver shade that is accompanied by black wheels. The custom grille however will always remain black.
   
[[File:Schafterad.png|thumb|236px|A Schafter advertisement.]]A tuned version of the Schafter (similar to S-Class variants from the Mercedes-AMG division, most likely the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG) is commonly found in [[Hove Beach]], [[Broker]], being driven by the [[Russian Mafia]]. It comes in black, and has black rims, sport body kit, and no front emblem. However, the Russian Schafter can be resprayed to any color. The black rims can also be recolored back to the standard silver. The grille would remain black though. If you respray the Schafter to a specific silver coat, it comes with the same blacked-out rims from the Russian Mafia variant.
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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Similarly, the Second Generation Schafter is also available in a modified form, featuring a different grille, a body kit, dual exhaust, larger chrome wheels, and the possibility of appearing with monotone or two tone paint.
   
Another possible variant has the default bodykit and colors but sports the blacked-out rims like on the Russian Mafia Schafter. It could be a coding mix-up or game glitch.
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The Ballad of Gay Tony's Schafter also serves as the base for the [[Stretch E]] limousine.
   
===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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== Gallery ==
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Schafter-GTA4-modified-front.jpg|Russian Mafia Schafter (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-GTA4-modified-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Gay Tonys Schafter.png|The Ballad of Gay Tony - [[Tony]]'s Variant.
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10052012008.JPG|A resprayed [[Russian Mafia]] Schafter, showing the black grille and body kit.
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Black Schafter.png|The black Schafter found at Perestrokia Club in [[The Master and the Molotov]].
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Schafter-Pegorino.png|The black Schafter used in [[Pegorino's Pride]] with [[Niko]] and [[Jimmy Pegorino]] as occupants.
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Schafter-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Schafter-TBOGT-front.jpg|[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] - Stock Variant (unobtainable without cheating programs) (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-TBOGT-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Schafter-TBOGT-modified-front.jpg|[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] - Modified Variant (available without cheating programs) (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-TBOGT-modified-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with two-tone body color]]</small>).
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Schafter-GTAV-Front.png|[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-GTAV-Rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Schafter_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
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Similarly, the Ballad of Gay Tony's Schafter ("Second Generation") is also available in a modified form, featuring a different grille design, a low-riding body kit, a pair of single exhaust pipes (as opposed to two for each pair on a regular variant), and the possibility of appearing with one of two body color styles, including a single all-round body color, and a two-tone scheme with the darker color painted over the trunk lid, roof and a portion of the hood lid.
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== Locations ==
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===GTA IV, The Lost and Damned + The Ballad of Gay Tony (1st gen)===
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* Common in [[Hove Beach]], where both the regular Schafter and the Russian Mafia Schafter can be found.
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* Down the street from the [[Broker Safehouse]], towards [[Firefly Island]].
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* Common in [[Cerveza Heights]].
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* Common in [[Algonquin]].
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* In [[The Lost and Damned]] [[Gang Warfare in The Lost and Damned|Gang Wars]], the Russian Mafia version very commonly appears when warring with Russians. (TLAD only)
   
The Ballad of Gay Tony's Schafter also serves as the basis for a limousine dubbed the "[[Stretch E]]".
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony (2nd Gen)===
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* In a large majority of [[Gay Tony|Tony's]] missions and the [[Club Management]] missions, Tony's Schafter will be available to be driven to your destination.
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* Spawns in [[Algonquin]] when already driving one.
   
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===GTA V===
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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*Occasionally seen driving around [[Rockford Hills]].
Schafter-GTA4-modified-front.jpg|The modified variant of the "First Generation" Schafter driven by the Russian Mafia (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-GTA4-modified-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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*Parked in the [[Los Santos Golf Club|golf course]] parking lot.
Schafter-TBOGT-modified-front.jpg|A common TBoGT ("Second Generation") Schafter. (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-TBOGT-modified-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with two-tone body color]].</small>)
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*One appears during a [[Random Events|random event]] as a rental car of a [[Timm|businessman]] that you have to drive to the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|airport]].
10052012008.JPG|A re-sprayed Russian Mob schafter showing the black grille and modified front bumper.
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===GTA Online===
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*Can be found driven around [[Rockford Hills]] and [[Vinewood Hills]], often when wanted by [[Simeon Yetarian]].
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*Parked at the [[Los Santos Golf Club|Golf Course]] if [[Simeon Car Export Requests|wanted]] by [[Simeon Yetarian]].
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*Can be used in the [[Introduction (GTA Online)|introduction race]] after creating a character. After the race it can be kept.
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==Notable Owners==
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*[[Mikhail Faustin]] can be seen riding in a unique all black Schafter during the mission [[The Master and the Molotov]]. It has black rims and a silver grille.
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*[[Jimmy Pegorino]] also owns a black Schafter, with black rims and a standard silver Schafter grille, featured and used in the mission [[Pegorino's Pride]].
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*[[Gay Tony]] owns a black Second Generation Schafter, which serves a chauffeured vehicle courtesy of [[Maisonette 9]]. He also owns a pink First Generation Schafter, as his personal transport.
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*[[Packie McReary]] may own a Schafter, as a white one appears outside his house in [[Waste Not Want Knots]].
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*[[Timm]] drove a second generation Schafter as a rental vehicle, until it broke down.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The Schafter is one of the two only vehicles in the [[GTA IV era]] that has two generations. The other being the [[Faggio]].
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===General===
* In the opening scene of [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], some [[Algonquin Triads|Triad gangsters]] are seen loading [[heroin]] into a black Schafter. The same car is seen being lowered onto the dock while [[Niko Bellic]] is waiting for [[Roman Bellic|Roman]]. This therefore makes it the first car seen in the GTA IV era. Mikhail Faustin is being driven in a similar Schafter in the mission [[The Master and the Molotov]].
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* The name Schafter may be a crude reference to the shaft of a penis or the act of ''shafting'', slang for sexual intercourse.
* In [[A Revenger's Tragedy]], a rare Schafter can be found at the abandoned [[Alderney Casino]]. It is the Russian Mob variant, with black rims, but has a dark red paint job. No matter how many times the player sprays a Schafter in a [[Pay 'n' Spray]], the car will remain the same color. A Schafter in the same color can be seen in the TLAD mission [[Politics]], in the [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|airport]]. Although dismounting Johnny's Hexer is risky in the airport, the Schafter can be stolen.
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*The Schafter's strong build quality is likely a reference to its real life counterpart. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class are widely known to its durability and reliability.
* There is a particularly rare color variant of the Schafter with a silver body and black rims; Schafters of this color are only seen while the player is already driving a Schafter.
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*Its V12 engine may be inspired by the [[wp:Brabus E V12|Brabus E]], a rare high-performance version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is also powered by a V12.
* The two default radio stations in the Schafter are [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] and [[Fusion FM]] in Grand Theft Auto IV and [[K109 The Studio]] and [[IF99 - International Funk]] in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
 
* The name Schafter is probably meant to be similar to the word "Shafter", which can be assumed to be a reference to a penis, true to [[Rockstar]]'s distinct sense of humor
 
* When you are driving a Schafter in Fishmarket South, underneath the main road you can find a magenta or a fluro pink Schafter parked across the street from The Pier 45 resturant.
 
* The Russian Mafia variant appears in [[The Cousins Bellic]].
 
* Schafter is German for "steward".
 
*In the loading sequence, the concept art shows [[Niko Bellic ]]escaping from the police in a red Schafter.
 
*The Second Generation Schafter shares a similar rim design with the [[Feltzer]].
 
*[[Jimmy Pegorino]] owned a black Schafter that looked alike the Russian Mob variant except the sports kit and the grille found on the Russian Mob Variant.
 
*The first generation Schafter most likely has LCI taillights.
 
   
== Locations ==
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===GTA IV and Episodes===
===GTA IV + The Lost and Damned===
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* In the opening scene of [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], some [[Algonquin Triads]] are seen loading [[heroin]] into a Russian Mafia Schafter. The same car is seen being lowered onto the dock while [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] is waiting for [[Roman Bellic|Roman]] in [[The Cousins Bellic]].
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* In [[A Revenger's Tragedy]], a rare Schafter can be found at the abandoned [[Alderney Casino]]. It is the Russian Mob variant, with black rims, but has a dark red fluorescent tint. No matter how many times the car is taken to a [[Pay 'n' Spray]], it will remain the same color.
* Common in [[Hove Beach]], where both the regular Schafter and the Russian Mafia Schafter can be found. The car is also available in TBOGT at the same spot.
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* There is a particularly rare color variant of the Schafter with a silver body and black rims; Schafters of this color are only spawned while the player is already driving one.
* Down the street from the [[Broker Safehouse]], towards [[Firefly Island]]. Sometimes a [[Merit]] or [[Rebla]] will spawn in it's place.
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* In the loading sequence, the concept art shows [[Niko Bellic]] running from the police in a maroon Schafter.
* Common in [[Cerveza Heights]], [[Dukes]].
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* The default [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio station]] is [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] or [[Fusion FM]].
* Common in [[Algonquin]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. Once Algonquin is unlocked, the Schafter isn't hard to find anywhere.
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** In the EFLC the default for the first gen is [[Self-Actualization FM]].
* In [[The Lost and Damned]] [[Gang Warfare in The Lost and Damned|Gang Wars]], the Russian Mafia version always appears, of course, when facing the Russians.
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** The default in the second gen is [[K109 The Studio]] or [[Vice City FM]].
===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
 
* Considerably uncommon unless the player drives one.
 
* In a great majority of the missions for [[Gay Tony]] (or the [[Club Management]] missions), there will be a black Schafter that you drive to your destination. Simply fail the mission by killing someone that isn't supposed to die, then park it in your parking space. (This is useful for getting other colors to spawn too.)
 
   
== Notable owners==
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=== GTA V===
*[[Mikhail Faustin]] can be seen riding in a unique Russian Mafia Schafter during the mission "[[The Master and the Molotov]]". It has black rims and a silver grille. This version can be found in TLAD Gang Wars involving the Russian Mafia.
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* The Schafter has a coupe variant known as the [[Schwartzer]], which is seen in Grand Theft Auto V. The Schwartzer is also manufactured by Benefactor.
*[[Jimmy Pegorino]] also owns a black Schafter, with black rims and a standard silver Schafter grille, featured in "[[Pegorino's Pride]]". If the player fails the mission repeatedly, the car may spawn in either a dark brown or burgandy color.
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* The [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] version of the Schafter does not appear in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
*[[Gay Tony]] owns one or more black Second Generation Schafters, which serve as chauffeured vehicles courtesy of [[Maisonette 9]]. It's his main car and also the very first car the player drives on TBoGT.
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* The slightly less luxurious version of the second generation Schafter can be recreated almost completely at [[Los Santos Customs]], with the only differences being the lack of a [[Benefactor]] badge on the grille and notches not being present on the custom rims.
*[[Packie McReary]] owns a white Schafter as it may appear outside his home in "[[Waste Not Want Knots]]", and it also will appear if you fail the mission.
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* The default [[Radio Stations in GTA V|radio station]] is [[Non-Stop-Pop FM]].
*It's possible that [[Rocco Pelosi]] owns a regular Schafter, which is seen during [[Party's Over]].
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* There is a color available at [[Los Santos Customs]], Schafter Purple, named after the car. It is also the color of the Schafter in the [[GTA Online]] mission [[Ballas to the Wall]].
   
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"Good-looking yet utilitarian, sexy yet asexual, slender yet terrifyingly powerful, the Schafter is German engineering at its very finest."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.
The Benefactor Schafter is a luxury four-door sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

The Schafter has been redesigned in The Ballad of Gay Tony, nicknamed the "Second Generation," sporting a much more luxurious and modern look.

Design Edit

1st Generation Edit

The first-generation Schafter is in a lot of ways similar in design to a Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211 but was altered to appear with a longer wheelbase, bulkier body, (in this case, it would be a W220 S-Class in particular) and less luxurious fascias. Its rear fascia seems to be derived from a Mercedes-Benz CL-Class C215, most likely the AMG variant. The front also bear resemblance to the Ssangyong Chairman H (which also based on a Mercedes E-Class platform) with the headlights from the Maybach 57 and Maybach 62.

2nd Generation Edit

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the second-generation Schafter is featured. It has a more modernized appearance, with a general design based on a Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212. Adding to the more modern appearance is the presence of LED strips below the two bi-xenon bulbs in the headlights, and LED taillights. the front heavily resembles the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class C216.

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Schafter always spawns as the prominent, new version from TBoGT. The standard or old version does not return in GTA V. It also has its coupe variant, the Schwartzer.

Performance Edit

GTA IV Edit

Schafter-TBoGT-Engine-HD

Schafter's engine.

The Schafter in GTA IV is powered by a 6.5L supercharged V12 coupled to a 5-speed gearbox (possibly a nod to the Mercedes 5G-TRONIC transmission) in a RWD configuration. Although the large 6.5L supercharged V12 is quite powerful, the car feels slow because of its weight. Due to said weight, acceleration is below average, compared to other vehicles in its class, such as the Oracle and Presidente. Top speed is good at 153 mph (245 km/h. The car handling is above average, although a slight hint of oversteer is detectable, the Schafter's firm suspension makes it a pleasure in low-speed cornering. The suspension is a perfect balance of firm and soft, keeping the Schafter planted on the road in turns, while not jarring over bumps. Braking is fair, and ABS is available, though not standard. Crash deformation and engine build quality are excellent; the car is capable of sustaining multiple direct impacts, and can also take a fair amount of gunfire before the engine stalls or inflames. The "Russian Mafia" Schafter has a slightly higher top speed than it's unmodified counterpart at 160 mph (256 km/h).

GTA V Edit

Schafter badges

First Generation badging.

The Schafter in GTA V is powered by a naturally-aspirated V12 engine, and shares a similar engine sound with the Tailgater, Sentinel, Sentinel XS, Gresley, and Surano, which have lower power engines. The Schafter is considered to be the fastest Sedan in the game, with a higher top speed than any other (except the Super Diamond), and excellent acceleration. Unlike other cars such as the Tailgater it doesn't have as much of a tendency to oversteer because of excessive traction, therefore making the Schafter an ideal car to use in Sedan-class races in GTA Online, as well as a good choice as a getaway vehicle for The Big Score.

GTA V Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kph)
Engine
(Capacity + Layout + Fuel)
Drivetrain
AWD / FWD / RWD
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.)

n/a 145 / 233 (website)

V12 (Badging)

RWD

5

1600 / 3527

Observed/Tested
(i.e recorded on Speedometer)

13.5 Seconds 105 / 169

FR V12

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.

Variants Edit

GTA IVEdit

Schafterad

A Schafter advertisement.

A tuned version of the Schafter (similar to either a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG or a Brabus E) are commonly found in Hove Beach, being driven by the Russian Mafia. It is black, has black wheels, lacks the chrome trim on the trunk lid and sports a body kit including a debadged blacke grille. The Russian Schafter can be resprayed to any color of the regular Schafter, this will also cause it to lose its unique wheel color unless painted a certain silver shade that is accompanied by black wheels. The custom grille however will always remain black.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Similarly, the Second Generation Schafter is also available in a modified form, featuring a different grille, a body kit, dual exhaust, larger chrome wheels, and the possibility of appearing with monotone or two tone paint.

The Ballad of Gay Tony's Schafter also serves as the base for the Stretch E limousine.

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Locations Edit

GTA IV, The Lost and Damned + The Ballad of Gay Tony (1st gen)Edit

The Ballad of Gay Tony (2nd Gen)Edit

  • In a large majority of Tony's missions and the Club Management missions, Tony's Schafter will be available to be driven to your destination.
  • Spawns in Algonquin when already driving one.

GTA VEdit

GTA OnlineEdit

Notable OwnersEdit

  • Mikhail Faustin can be seen riding in a unique all black Schafter during the mission The Master and the Molotov. It has black rims and a silver grille.
  • Jimmy Pegorino also owns a black Schafter, with black rims and a standard silver Schafter grille, featured and used in the mission Pegorino's Pride.
  • Gay Tony owns a black Second Generation Schafter, which serves a chauffeured vehicle courtesy of Maisonette 9. He also owns a pink First Generation Schafter, as his personal transport.
  • Packie McReary may own a Schafter, as a white one appears outside his house in Waste Not Want Knots.
  • Timm drove a second generation Schafter as a rental vehicle, until it broke down.

Trivia Edit

GeneralEdit

  • The name Schafter may be a crude reference to the shaft of a penis or the act of shafting, slang for sexual intercourse.
  • The Schafter's strong build quality is likely a reference to its real life counterpart. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class are widely known to its durability and reliability.
  • Its V12 engine may be inspired by the Brabus E, a rare high-performance version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is also powered by a V12.

GTA IV and EpisodesEdit

GTA VEdit

  • The Schafter has a coupe variant known as the Schwartzer, which is seen in Grand Theft Auto V. The Schwartzer is also manufactured by Benefactor.
  • The GTA IV version of the Schafter does not appear in GTA V.
  • The slightly less luxurious version of the second generation Schafter can be recreated almost completely at Los Santos Customs, with the only differences being the lack of a Benefactor badge on the grille and notches not being present on the custom rims.
  • The default radio station is Non-Stop-Pop FM.
  • There is a color available at Los Santos Customs, Schafter Purple, named after the car. It is also the color of the Schafter in the GTA Online mission Ballas to the Wall.

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