Compare 2003 Jaguar XK8 vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2003 Jaguar XK8
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe XK8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe XK8 18 26 $63,091 $69,330
2-Door Convertible XK8 18 26 $67,641 $74,330
2-Door Coupe XKR 16 23 $74,011 $81,330
2-Door Convertible XKR 16 23 $78,561 $86,330
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 22 $79,971 $85,990
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $105,323 $113,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$63,091
$79,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,330
$85,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1156 / month
$1433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
33.3 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
23.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75 50.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
50.5 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.9 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down)
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.79 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.02 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)
19.9 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.4
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 14.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR18 255/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45ZR18 255/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 4125
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
1260 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
303 @ 4100 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/256 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
294 @ 6000 302 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK8 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Fully Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Lower Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Fully Independent Lower Control Arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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