Compare 1998 Jaguar XJ vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1998 Jaguar XJ
1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $47,830 $54,750
4-Door Sedan Lengthened Wheelbase 17 24 $52,198 $59,750
4-Door Sd Vanden Plas 17 24 $55,736 $63,800
4-Door Sedan Supercharged 16 21 $58,880 $67,400
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,830
$36,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,750
$41,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$913 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 95
Second Hip Room (in)
60.3 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
197.8 189.4
Height, Overall (in)
52.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 111.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.7 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.8 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 1.1 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.4 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.1
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 15.24
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60ZR16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/60R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60ZR16 215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3996 3640
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel I6
Fuel System
SPFI Turbocharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 4250 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/244 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6100 174 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.09 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan XJ8 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XJ Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Fully Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Fully Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 - TBD -

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