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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 22 $83,096 $89,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.5L V8 14 21 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V12 11 17 $137,128 $147,450
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L V8 AMG 11 17 $122,156 $131,350
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $185,024 $198,950
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
$83,096
$58,090
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,350
$63,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1489 / month
$1064 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the best vehicles in the world—but you’ll pay for it. 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 22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) 60.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 60.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.0 105
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 83.0
Track Width, Front (in) 63.1 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.75 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.3 16.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.25 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 0.9 12.8 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 22.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.83 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 38.1
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P255/45R18 P255/40R19
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
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) 4465 3770
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 5.5L/333 4.2L/257
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Jaguar XJ
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan XJ8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/4-Link NA
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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