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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster SL550
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 14 22 $96,395 $103,650
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 12 19 $130,609 $140,440
2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe XKR-S 15 22 $121,349 $132,000
2-Door Coupe XKR 16 24 $89,700 $97,500
2-Door Coupe 16 24 $77,740 $84,500
2-Door Convertible 16 22 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Convertible XKR 15 22 $95,220 $103,500
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 56.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.0 74.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 43.0
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.9 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 30.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 42.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 27.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 188.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.1 52.0
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 (7.2 w/top down) 11.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 Variable
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4220 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
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
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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Jaguar XK
Body Style Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 3
 
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