Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2011 Jaguar XK

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2011 Jaguar XK
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL 550 13 21 $95,418 $102,600
2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 12 19 $129,316 $139,050
2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 11 18 $184,838 $198,750
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 24 $76,360 $83,000
2-Door Convertible 16 22 $81,880 $89,000
2-Door Coupe XKR 15 22 $88,435 $96,125
2-Door Convertible XKR N/A N/A $93,955 $102,125
2-Door Coupe XKR175 75th Anniversary 15 22 $95,660 $104,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$95,418
$76,360
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$102,600
$83,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1710 / month
$1383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class can be a luxury grand tourer and a high-energy exotic, all at once, if you order properly. If you're not lured in by the siren song of a car like the 2011 Jaguar XK, you're beyond hope.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5 74
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 43.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 30.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 188.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.4 74.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 11.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.9 12.8 x - TBD -
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)
13.8 x 1.3 14.0 x - TBD -
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 16.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front 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 3651
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
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 - 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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4000 380 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5L/333 5.0L/305
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 385 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (R2 2.23) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Jaguar XK
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Arm Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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