Compare 2013 Jaguar XK vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2013 Jaguar XK
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Touring 16 24 $72,637 $79,000
2-Door Coupe 16 24 $77,740 $84,500
2-Door Convertible Touring 16 22 $78,157 $85,000
2-Door Convertible 16 22 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Coupe XKR 15 22 $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 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 14 21 $197,383 $212,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$72,637
$98,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,000
$105,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1317 / month
$1758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Raising pulses and generating sheer envy: it's all in a day's work for the gorgeous, sublime Jaguar XK. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class toughens up its image and its handling, but still feels more content as a grand touring grand dame.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
74.0 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 181.8
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 101.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.8 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.7 13.5/8.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.9
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 - 13.5 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 19.8
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 16.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR19 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
275/35ZR19 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 4001
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 - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/305 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6500 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 3500 516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
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 3.42/2.23
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 w/Manual Shift
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.0

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