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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 14 21 $88,629 $95,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 12 17 $120,249 $129,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $123,876 $133,200
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $174,096 $187,200
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 25 $68,100 $74,835
2-Door Convertible 16 25 $73,560 $80,835
2-Door Coupe XKR 15 23 $78,292 $86,035
2-Door Convertible XKR 15 23 $83,752 $92,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$88,629
$68,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$95,300
$74,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1588 / month
$1247 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Think of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as a big, luxurious grand tourer with a little bit of sportscar soul, and you're on the right track. The 2008 Jaguar XK is the brand's best mainstream car ever, with performance equal to its German competitors and looks to beat them all.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 4
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 74
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.2
Second Head Room (in) - 33.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.5
Second Leg Room (in) - 23.7
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 59.0
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 108.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 80.0 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 188.6
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 52.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 10.6
Brakes
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 1.2
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) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 36.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack-&-pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/40R18 P245/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4220 3671
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
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
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800-4800 310 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.5L/333 4.2L/257
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000 300 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Transmission
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) 2.65 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
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 Sequential shift
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Jaguar XK
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 4-Link Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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