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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

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
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 13 21 $91,605 $98,500
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $129,363 $139,100
2-Door Roadster 6.2L AMG 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini-Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 21.1
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 36.2
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 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 -
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) - 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
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
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
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 (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 -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
 
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