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 SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL 550 14 22 $96,395 $103,650
2-Door Roadster SL 63 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 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 - -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 51.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.7 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 21.1
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR19 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 4220
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement
5.0L/305 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6500 382 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 14
Transmission
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
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)
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 2

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