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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XJ8
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XJ8 16 25 $59,787 $65,700
4-Door Sedan XJ8 L 16 25 $62,972 $69,200
4-Door Sedan Vanden Plas 16 25 $69,229 $76,075
4-Door Sedan XJR 15 22 $76,054 $83,575
4-Door Sedan Super V8 15 22 $85,609 $94,075
4-Door Sedan Super V8 Portfolio 15 22 $94,845 $104,225
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 750i 17 25 $70,655 $76,800
4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 15 23 $105,800 $115,000
4-Door Sedan 750Li 17 25 $73,510 $79,900
4-Door Sedan 760Li 14 22 $114,170 $124,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,787
$70,655
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,700
$76,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1095 / month
$1280 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Jaguar XJ returns for its fourth year on the market, with an aluminum chassis, V-8 engines, and a broad range of models priced from about $63,000 to nearly $94,000. Controversially styled, the 2008 BMW 7-Series still performs like a smaller sedan and carries rear passengers with ease.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 104.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 83.0 74.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 200.4 198.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 119.4 117.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.4 18.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.00 x 1.18 13.7 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.79 13.6 x 0.94
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 23.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.07
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/50R19 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50R19 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size P235/50R19 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770 4486
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 180
Engine
Displacement 4.2L/256 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6000 360 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 4100 360 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.52
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.87 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.17
Summary
Vehicle Name Jaguar XJ Series BMW 7 Series
Body Style 4Dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Pivot Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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