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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe XK8
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe XK8 18 26 $63,091 $69,330
2-Door Coupe XKR 16 23 $74,011 $81,330
2-Door Convertible XK8 18 26 $67,641 $74,330
2-Door Convertible XKR 16 23 $78,561 $86,330
2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 33.3 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Length, Overall (in) 187.4 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 50.5 51.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.5 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down)
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.9 21.1
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45ZR18 255/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45ZR18 255/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 4125
Wheels
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 -
Rear 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 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
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 15
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.06 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. NA Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Jaguar XK8 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Fully Independent 5-Link
 
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