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 SL550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
2-Door Roadster SL65 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 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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.8 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 62.9
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.7 13.5/8.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 19.8
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
275/35ZR19 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
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
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 4001
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 3500 516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/305 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6500 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 5

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