Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2012 Jaguar XK

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2012 Jaguar XK
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL 550 14 22 $96,395 $103,650
2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 12 19 $130,609 $140,440
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 24 $77,740 $84,500
2-Door Convertible 16 22 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Coupe XKR 16 24 $89,700 $97,500
2-Door Convertible XKR 15 22 $95,220 $103,500
2-Door Coupe XKR-S 15 22 $121,349 $132,000
2-Door Convertible XKR-S 15 22 $126,869 $138,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$96,395
$77,740
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$103,650
$84,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1728 / month
$1408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A powerful near-exotic luxury convertible, or a grand tourer with German precision? The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class is both. How to tell if you're hopeless, when it comes to cars: take your pulse after looking at or driving the 2012 Jaguar XK.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 43.0
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)
50.0 74.0
Second Head Room (in)
- 30.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 42.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 188.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 52.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 11.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.4 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)
13.0 x 1.1 14.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 Variable
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4220 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.5L/333 5.0L/305
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 385 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4000 380 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
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
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)
2.65 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
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
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Jaguar XK
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 9.6

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