Compare 2012 Jaguar XK vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2012 Jaguar XK
2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 24 $77,740 $84,500
2-Door Convertible 16 22 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Coupe XKR 16 24 $89,700 $97,500
2-Door Convertible XKR 15 22 $95,220 $103,500
2-Door Coupe XKR-S 15 22 $121,349 $132,000
2-Door Convertible XKR-S 15 22 $126,869 $138,000
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2-Door Roadster SL550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 14 22 $96,395 $103,650
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 12 19 $130,609 $140,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,740
$96,395
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,500
$103,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1408 / month
$1728 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
How to tell if you're hopeless, when it comes to cars: take your pulse after looking at or driving the 2012 Jaguar XK. A powerful near-exotic luxury convertible, or a grand tourer with German precision? The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class is both.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
74.0 50.0
Second Head Room (in)
30.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
27.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.7 10.2 (7.2 w/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)
12.8 x - TBD - 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)
14.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR19 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A 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)
3770 4220
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/305 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6500 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 3500 391 @ 2800-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 11.0

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