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 Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down)
Brakes
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.9 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 14.1
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 4125
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
294 @ 6000 302 @ 5600
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
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
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 -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK8 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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