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{{Images|V12 Armored, First Generation, Second Generation Standard design galleries. + First Person images + Ballad of Gay Tony Stock variant (Front and rear) images for version history.}}
 
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{{Infobox vehicles
| name = Schafter
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|name = Schafter
| front_image = Schafter-GTA4-front.jpg
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|aka = <code>SCHAFTER2</code> <small>(GTA V; Internal name)</small><br>
| image_size = 300
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<code>SCHAFTER3</code> <small>(GTA V; V12 variant; Internal name)</small><br>
| caption = The "First Generation" Schafter in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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<code>SCHAFTER4</code> <small>(GTA V; LWB variant; Internal name)</small><br>
| manufacturer = [[Benefactor]] (GTA IV)
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<code>SCHAFTER5</code> <small>(GTA V; V12 Armored variant; Internal name)</small><br>
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
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<code>SCHAFTER6</code> <small>(GTA V; LWB Armored variant; Internal name)</small>
| body_style = 4-door saloon/ sedan
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|front_image = Schafter-GTA4-front.jpg
| capacity = 4 (driver and three passengers)
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|image_size = 300
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]
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|caption = A first generation '''Schafter''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
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|rear_image = Schafter-GTA4-rear.jpg
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|front_image2 = Schafter-GTAV-Front.png
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|image_size2 = 300
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|caption2 = A second generation '''Schafter''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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|rear_image2 = Schafter-GTAV-Rear.png
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|manufacturer = [[Benefactor]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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|price = $65,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small> <small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>
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|vehicle_class = Sedans
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|vehicle_type = Civilian car
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|body_style = [[:Category:Sedans|4-door sedan]]
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|capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
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|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>
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|related = [[Schwartzer]]<br>[[Stretch E]]<br>[[Feltzer]]<br>[[Admiral]] <small>([[3D Universe]])</small>
 
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{{quote|Good-looking yet utilitarian, sexy yet asexual, slender yet terrifyingly powerful, the Schafter is German engineering at its very finest.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description.}}
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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 ''[[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>
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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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|S-Class (W220)]] 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 is based on a Mercedes-Benz platform) with the headlights from the [[Wp:Maybach 57|Maybach 57]] and [[Wp:Maybach 62|Maybach 62]].
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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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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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the 2nd gen Schafter always spawns as the prominent vehicle, unlike the 1st gen version, which doesn't return. The Schafter V12's slight update resembles as the Mercedes-Benz C126.
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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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===Current Design Gallery===
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Second Generation Schafter=
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Schafter V12=
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Schafter V12 (Armored)=
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Schafter LWB=
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = SchafterLWB-GTAO-FrontQuarter.jpg
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| Top_view_imagename = SchafterLWB-GTAO-Top.jpg
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = SchafterLWB-GTAO-RearQuarter.jpg
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| Front_view_imagename = SchafterLWB-GTAO-Front.jpg
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| Side_view_imagename = SchafterLWB-GTAO-Side.jpg
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Schafter LWB (Armored)=
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = SchafterLWBArmored-GTAO-FrontQuarter.jpg
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| Top_view_imagename = SchafterLWBArmored-GTAO-Top.jpg
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = SchafterLWBArmored-GTAO-RearQuarter.jpg
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| Front_view_imagename = SchafterLWBArmored-GTAO-Front.jpg
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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 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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===Version History Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
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| GTAIV_Rear_imagename = Schafter-GTA4-rear.jpg
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== Performance ==
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' ===
Schafter-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV - First Generation (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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[[File:Schafter-TBoGT-Engine-HD.png|thumb|172px|Schafter's engine.]]
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>).
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[[File:Schafter_badges.png|thumb|First Generation badging.]]
Gay Tonys Schafter.png|The Ballad of Gay Tony - "Second Generation - Tony's Variant".
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The Schafter in GTA IV is powered by an apparent 6.5L supercharged V12 (according to badges) coupled to a 5-speed gearbox 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 very good for the vehicle's engine statistics and specifications. 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 its unmodified counterpart.
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=== Performance ===
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====GTA IV Overview====
[[File:Schafter-TBoGT-Engine-HD.png|thumb|172px|Schafter's Engine]]
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats}}
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).
 
   
[[File:Schafter_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Schafter.]]
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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====Standard Schafter====
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The Schafter in GTA V is powered by the same V12 engine (according to the badges), but shares a similar engine sound with the [[Tailgater]], [[Sentinel]] and [[Sentinel XS]], [[Gresley]] and [[Surano]], all of which have lower power V6-sounding engines. After the [[Fugitive]], the Schafter is considered to be the second fastest Sedan-class vehicle 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]]. Crash deformation across all variants is acceptable.
   
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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====Standard Schafter Overview====
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined =
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|Top speed defined = 90 / 145 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Engine defined = V12 <small>(Badging)</small>
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD
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|Gears defined = 5
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|Mass defined = 1600 / 3527
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 13.5 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 105 / 169
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} V6 <small>(Sound)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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}}
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====Schafter LWB====
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The Schafter LWB is largely a downgrade of the original Schafter, offering inferior acceleration, but slightly higher top speed. Handling is slightly more lethargic, with the increased weight and longer wheelbase hurting the cornering radius and response time. The LWB Armored version is similar in many regards, except it amplifies these changes, with even lower acceleration, higher top speed, and noticeably inferior handling.
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====Schafter LWB Overview====
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 8.1 Seconds <small>(Regular)</small><br> 9.2 Seconds <small>(Armored)</small>
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|Top speed observed = 95 / 153 <small>(Regular)</small><br> 100 / 160 <small>(Armored)</small>
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} V10 / V12 <small>(Sound)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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====Schafter V12====
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The Schafter V12 is dramatically different than the normal counterpart, as it sports an upgraded version of the original apparent V12 (sounding higher-revving and louder likely due to big-bored exhaust manifolds and tuned camshafts/valve timing, despire its cover and model remaining identical). This provides more power to its rear wheels, offering better acceleration and subsequently a higher top speed. Traction has also been improved and braking times reduced slightly.
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Its outright performance is much higher than its simple appearance implies, with acceleration being mostly comparable to the [[Zentorno]] and a top speed which rivals the [[Adder]]. Handling is a bit of a mixed bag: it has a very tight cornering radius and strong response time (true to its Sedan origins), but the extremely powerful engine makes it prone to oversteer and lose control. Keeping it under control is no easy feat in the corners, as the torque put out by the engine is significantly more than the car can handle.
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The Armored V12 trades some acceleration for a slightly higher top speed, and also gives the vehicle limited resistance to explosions. It's able to take one direct tank shell without being destroyed, and can take one sticky bomb as well (a second sets the car on fire). The increased weight means response time is slightly less than the normal version.
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==== Schafter V12 Overview ====
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|Engine defined = V12 <small>(Name)</small>
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 5.3 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 115 / 185
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} V10 / V12 <small>(Sound)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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== Image Gallery ==
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<gallery position="center">
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Schafter-Ad-GTAIV.png|A Schafter advertisement.
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Black-Schafter-GTAIV.png|The black Schafter found at Perestrokia Club in [[The Master and the Molotov]].
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Schafter-Pegorino-GTAIV.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-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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Schafter-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Schafter''' on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
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SchafterV12-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Schafter V12''' on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
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SchafterV12Armored-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Schafter V12 (Armored)''' on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
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SchafterLWB-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Schafter LWB''' on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
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SchafterLWBArmored-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Schafter LWB (Armored)''' on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
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== Variants ==
 
== Variants ==
===GTA IV===
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A tuned version of the Schafter (similar to either a Mercedes-Benz E 55 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 black 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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Schafter-GTA4-modified-front.jpg|Russian Mafia Schafter (<small>[[:Image:Schafter-GTA4-modified-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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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''===
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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.
   
===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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The Ballad of Gay Tony's Schafter also serves as the base for the [[Stretch E]] limousine.
   
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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A unused version of the Schafter appears as an unmodified variant of the default vehicle. It's unobtainable without modifications.
   
The Ballad of Gay Tony's Schafter also serves as the basis for a limousine dubbed the "[[Stretch E]]".
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Schafter2-TBoGT-front.png|[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] - Modified Variant (<small>[[:Image:Schafter2-TBoGT-rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Gay Tonys Schafter.png|The Ballad of Gay Tony - [[Tony]]'s Variant.
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Schafter3-TBoGT-front.png|[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] - Unused, Stock Variant (<small>[[:Image:Schafter3-TBoGT-rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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The Schafter also has its coupe variant, the [[Schwartzer]].
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For the [[GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals]] update, two variants are added in the game based on the vehicle. Both have a redesigned interior and slight changes on the lower area of the front fascia:
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===Schafter LWB===
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A '''L'''ong '''W'''heel '''B'''ase variant of the Schafter appears in ''GTA V''. It is essentially the same as the standard Schafter, yet now features a window channel in between pillars B and C.
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An armored version, dubbed the "Schafter LWB (Armored)" exists. It holds the same design, yet features window armoring around the pillars and window frames and offers more protection to the player, engine, and deformation of the chassis and window pillars.
   
{| align="center"
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SchafterLWB-GTAO-front.png|Schafter LWB, Stock version <small>([[:File:SchafterLWB-GTAO-rear.png|Rear quarter view]])</small> <small>([[#lwb|Design Gallery]])</small>
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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SchafterLWBArmored-GTAO-front.png|Schafter LWB, Armored version <small>([[:File:SchafterLWBArmored-GTAO-rear.png|Rear quarter view]])</small> <small>([[#lwbarmored|Design Gallery]])</small>.
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>)
 
10052012008.JPG|A re-sprayed Russian Mob schafter showing the black grille and modified front bumper.
 
 
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== Trivia ==
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===Schafter V12===
* 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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A modified Schafter that, as the name suggest, sports an upgraded V12 engine and sportier appearance.
* 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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* 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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An armored version, dubbed the "Schafter V12 (Armored)" exists. It holds the same design, yet features window armoring around the pillars and window frames and offers more protection to the player, engine, and deformation of the chassis and window pillars.
* 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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* 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.
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* 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
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SchafterV12-GTAO-front.png|Schafter V12, Stock version <small>([[:File:SchafterV12-GTAO-rear.png|Rear quarter view]])</small> <small>([[#v12|Design Gallery]])</small>.
* 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.
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SchafterV12Armored-GTAO-front.png|Schafter V12, Armored version <small>([[:File:SchafterV12Armored-GTAO-rear.png|Rear quarter view]])</small> <small>([[#v12armored|Design Gallery]])</small>.
* The Russian Mafia variant appears in [[The Cousins Bellic]].
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* 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 ==
 
== Locations ==
;'''Schafter in GTA IV and TLAD'''
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
* 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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* Common in [[Hove Beach]], where both the regular Schafter and the Russian Mafia Schafter can be found.
* 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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* Down the street from the [[Broker Safehouse]], towards [[Firefly Island]].
* Common in [[Cerveza Heights]], [[Dukes]].
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* Common in [[Cerveza Heights]].
* 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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* Common in [[Algonquin]].
* 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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* 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)
'''Schafter in TBOGT'''
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* Considerably uncommon unless the player drives one.
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
* 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.)
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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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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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*Occasionally seen driving around [[Rockford Hills]].
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*Parked in the [[Los Santos Golf Club|golf course]] parking lot.
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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]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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;Schafter
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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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*Can be bought from [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] after the [[Heists Update]] for $65,000.
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;Schafter LWB
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*Can be bought from [[Legendarymotorsport.net|Legendarymotorsports.net]] for $208,000.
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*The armored version can be bought from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]] for $438,000.
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;Schafter V12
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* Can be bought from [[Legendarymotorsport.net|Legendarymotorsports.net]] for $116,000.
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* The armored version can be bought from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]] for $325,000.
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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.
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== Trivia ==
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===General===
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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.
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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 compared to other executive cars in its class.
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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 W211 and W212 generations of Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is engine-swapped with an AMG-tuned V12.
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*Counting all variants, including the unobtainable 2nd generation variant in ''TBoGT'' and the armored variants in ''GTA Online'', the Schafter has by far the greatest number of variants of any other car in a GTA game (1st gen, 2nd gen stock, 2nd gen modified, [[Stretch E]], Turreted Limo, LWB, LWB Armored, V12, V12 Armored).
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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* The Schafter is equipped with a [[GPS]] system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.
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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.
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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.
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* In the loading sequence, the concept art shows [[Niko Bellic]] running from the police in a maroon Schafter.
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* The default [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio station]] is [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] or [[Fusion FM]].
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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* In the EFLC the default for the first gen is [[Self-Actualization FM]].
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* The default in the second gen is [[K109 The Studio]] or [[Vice City FM]].
   
== Notable owners==
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===''Grand Theft Auto 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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* Despite the car is based on Mercedes E-Class, the Schafter's description on [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] most likely alludes to a flagship model (namely, the [[wp: Mercedes Benz S-Class|S-Class]]), being described as "German engineering at its very finest"
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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* In races, the Schafter V12 Armored is usable in Sedan races, despite being classified upon entry as a Sports. Meanwhile, the standard LWB is classified as a Sedan, but used in Sports races.
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* The Schafter V12 has been observed to be faster than high-end hypercars such as the [[T20]] and the [[Osiris]], though it lacks in the acceleration department. Note that, statistics wise, and speedometer-wise, it is still much slower than these vehicles.
   
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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

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

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 S-Class (W220) 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 is based on a Mercedes-Benz platform) with the headlights from the Maybach 57 and Maybach 62.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

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.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

In Grand Theft Auto V, the 2nd gen Schafter always spawns as the prominent vehicle, unlike the 1st gen version, which doesn't return. The Schafter V12's slight update resembles as the Mercedes-Benz C126.

Current Design GalleryEdit

Version History GalleryEdit

Performance Edit

Grand Theft Auto IV Edit

Schafter-TBoGT-Engine-HD

Schafter's engine.

Schafter-GTAIV-Badges

First Generation badging.

The Schafter in GTA IV is powered by an apparent 6.5L supercharged V12 (according to badges) coupled to a 5-speed gearbox 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 very good for the vehicle's engine statistics and specifications. 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 its unmodified counterpart.

GTA IV OverviewEdit

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
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(Kg / lb)

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Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Standard SchafterEdit

The Schafter in GTA V is powered by the same V12 engine (according to the badges), but shares a similar engine sound with the Tailgater, Sentinel and Sentinel XS, Gresley and Surano, all of which have lower power V6-sounding engines. After the Fugitive, the Schafter is considered to be the second fastest Sedan-class vehicle 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. Crash deformation across all variants is acceptable.

Standard Schafter OverviewEdit

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

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

n/a 90 / 145 (Handling.dat)

V12 (Badging)

RWD

5

1600 / 3527

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

13.5 Seconds 105 / 169

FR V6 (Sound)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Schafter LWBEdit

The Schafter LWB is largely a downgrade of the original Schafter, offering inferior acceleration, but slightly higher top speed. Handling is slightly more lethargic, with the increased weight and longer wheelbase hurting the cornering radius and response time. The LWB Armored version is similar in many regards, except it amplifies these changes, with even lower acceleration, higher top speed, and noticeably inferior handling.

Schafter LWB OverviewEdit

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

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

n/a n/a

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n/a

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Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

8.1 Seconds (Regular)
9.2 Seconds (Armored)
95 / 153 (Regular)
100 / 160 (Armored)

FR V10 / V12 (Sound)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Schafter V12Edit

The Schafter V12 is dramatically different than the normal counterpart, as it sports an upgraded version of the original apparent V12 (sounding higher-revving and louder likely due to big-bored exhaust manifolds and tuned camshafts/valve timing, despire its cover and model remaining identical). This provides more power to its rear wheels, offering better acceleration and subsequently a higher top speed. Traction has also been improved and braking times reduced slightly.

Its outright performance is much higher than its simple appearance implies, with acceleration being mostly comparable to the Zentorno and a top speed which rivals the Adder. Handling is a bit of a mixed bag: it has a very tight cornering radius and strong response time (true to its Sedan origins), but the extremely powerful engine makes it prone to oversteer and lose control. Keeping it under control is no easy feat in the corners, as the torque put out by the engine is significantly more than the car can handle.

The Armored V12 trades some acceleration for a slightly higher top speed, and also gives the vehicle limited resistance to explosions. It's able to take one direct tank shell without being destroyed, and can take one sticky bomb as well (a second sets the car on fire). The increased weight means response time is slightly less than the normal version.

Schafter V12 Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
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(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

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

n/a n/a

V12 (Name)

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(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

5.3 Seconds 115 / 185

FR V10 / V12 (Sound)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Image Gallery Edit

Variants Edit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

A tuned version of the Schafter (similar to either a Mercedes-Benz E 55 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 black 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.

A unused version of the Schafter appears as an unmodified variant of the default vehicle. It's unobtainable without modifications.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

The Schafter also has its coupe variant, the Schwartzer.

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For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
V

For the GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals update, two variants are added in the game based on the vehicle. Both have a redesigned interior and slight changes on the lower area of the front fascia:

Schafter LWBEdit

A Long Wheel Base variant of the Schafter appears in GTA V. It is essentially the same as the standard Schafter, yet now features a window channel in between pillars B and C.

An armored version, dubbed the "Schafter LWB (Armored)" exists. It holds the same design, yet features window armoring around the pillars and window frames and offers more protection to the player, engine, and deformation of the chassis and window pillars.

Schafter V12Edit

A modified Schafter that, as the name suggest, sports an upgraded V12 engine and sportier appearance.

An armored version, dubbed the "Schafter V12 (Armored)" exists. It holds the same design, yet features window armoring around the pillars and window frames and offers more protection to the player, engine, and deformation of the chassis and window pillars.

Locations Edit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

  • 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.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

Schafter
Schafter LWB
Schafter V12

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 compared to other executive cars in its class.
  • Its V12 engine may be inspired by the Brabus E, a rare high-performance version of the W211 and W212 generations of Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is engine-swapped with an AMG-tuned V12.
  • Counting all variants, including the unobtainable 2nd generation variant in TBoGT and the armored variants in GTA Online, the Schafter has by far the greatest number of variants of any other car in a GTA game (1st gen, 2nd gen stock, 2nd gen modified, Stretch E, Turreted Limo, LWB, LWB Armored, V12, V12 Armored).

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

  • The Schafter is equipped with a GPS system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.
  • 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 is waiting for Roman in The Cousins Bellic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In the loading sequence, the concept art shows Niko Bellic running from the police in a maroon Schafter.
  • The default radio station is Jazz Nation Radio 108.5 or Fusion FM.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

Grand Theft Auto 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.
  • Despite the car is based on Mercedes E-Class, the Schafter's description on Southernsanandreassuperautos.com most likely alludes to a flagship model (namely, the S-Class), being described as "German engineering at its very finest"

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

  • In races, the Schafter V12 Armored is usable in Sedan races, despite being classified upon entry as a Sports. Meanwhile, the standard LWB is classified as a Sedan, but used in Sports races.
  • The Schafter V12 has been observed to be faster than high-end hypercars such as the T20 and the Osiris, though it lacks in the acceleration department. Note that, statistics wise, and speedometer-wise, it is still much slower than these vehicles.

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