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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V8 14 21 $80,631 $86,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.5L V8 14 20 $83,421 $89,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V12 11 17 $134,106 $144,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L V8 AMG 11 17 $118,110 $127,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $180,420 $194,000
4-Door Sedan XJ8
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XJ8 16 25 $58,090 $63,835
4-Door Sedan XJ8 L 16 25 $61,275 $67,335
4-Door Sedan Vanden Plas 16 25 $69,238 $76,085
4-Door Sedan XJR 15 22 $76,063 $83,585
4-Door Sedan Super V8 15 22 $85,618 $94,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$80,631
$58,090
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,700
$63,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1445 / month
$1064 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Hark! The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with top safety and comfort-oriented technologies and is one of the best luxury sedans in the world. The 2008 Jaguar XJ has a rich interior, good fuel economy, and a light touch, but its dowdy exterior is a major letdown.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.0 105
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 205.0 200.4
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 60.9
Wheelbase (in) 124.6 119.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 83.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.3 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.2
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) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.8 x 0.8
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 38.1
Steering Type Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45R18 P255/40R19
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P255/40R19
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R18 P255/40R19
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4465 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 19 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
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 - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000 300 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800 - 4800 310 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.5L/333 4.2L/257
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 (R2 2.23) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Jaguar XJ
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan XJ8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/5-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/4-Link NA
 
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