Compare 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2008 Jaguar XK

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2008 Jaguar XK
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2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 13 21 $91,605 $98,500
2-Door Roadster 6.2L AMG 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $129,363 $139,100
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
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2-Door Coupe
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.6
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
City
13 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.0 74
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 23.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- TBD - 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 59.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 10.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.8
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35WR18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40ZR18 P245/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4220 3671
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
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 @ 2800-4000 310 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 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 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
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Jaguar XK
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Arm Multi-Link Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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