Compare 2008 Jaguar XK vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2008 Jaguar XK
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 25 $68,100 $74,835
2-Door Convertible 16 25 $73,560 $80,835
2-Door Coupe XKR 15 23 $78,292 $86,035
2-Door Convertible XKR 15 23 $83,752 $92,035
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2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 13 21 $91,605 $98,500
2-Door Roadster 6.2L AMG 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $129,363 $139,100
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $181,071 $194,700
2-Door Coupe 6.0L AMG Black Series 11 18 $278,070 $299,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,100
$91,605
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,835
$98,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1247 / month
$1642 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Jaguar XK is the brand's best mainstream car ever, with performance equal to its German competitors and looks to beat them all. The SL’s new look isn’t to everyone’s liking, but in AMG guise, it’s now more punch than paunch—and a worthy stealth Ferrari-chaser.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
23.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
74 50.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
33.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.6 180.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.2 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36.2
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18 P285/35WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR18 P255/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3671 4220
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 4100 391 @ 2800-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/257 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sequential shift NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
2-Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs 5-Arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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