Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2006 Jaguar XK8

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2006 Jaguar XK8
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 24 $86,397 $92,900
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $116,250 $125,000
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $121,737 $130,900
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 13 19 $172,050 $185,000
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2-Door Coupe XK8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe XK8 18 26 $63,546 $69,830
2-Door Convertible XK8 18 26 $68,096 $74,830
2-Door Coupe XKR 17 24 $74,921 $82,330
2-Door Convertible XKR 17 24 $79,471 $87,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$86,397
$63,546
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$69,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$1164 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
57.8 75.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 23.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 188.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 50.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 59.0
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 101.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 11.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.79
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35ZR18 P255/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/40ZR18 P245/45ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3779
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 303 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.2L/256
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 294 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD ZF Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Jaguar XK8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Lower Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent

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