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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 13 21 $91,605 $98,500
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $129,363 $139,100
2-Door Roadster 6.2L AMG 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $181,071 $194,700
2-Door Coupe 6.0L AMG Black Series 11 18 $278,070 $299,000
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
$91,605
$68,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$98,500
$74,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1642 / month
$1247 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The SL’s new look isn’t to everyone’s liking, but in AMG guise, it’s now more punch than paunch—and a worthy stealth Ferrari-chaser. 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 13 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.0 74
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.2
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Second Leg Room (in) - 23.7
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 33.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - TBD - 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 188.6
Height, Overall (in) 51.1 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 59.0
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 108.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 10.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.4 12.8 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr 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 1.1 12.8 x 1.2
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 18.8
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - Variable
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35WR18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/40ZR18 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) 4220 3671
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
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 SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800-4000 310 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.5L/333 4.2L/257
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000 300 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
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 Sequential shift
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) - TBD - 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Jaguar XK
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 5-Arm 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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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