Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2013 Jaguar XK

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2013 Jaguar XK
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2-Door Roadster SL550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
2-Door Roadster SL65 AMG 14 21 $197,383 $212,240
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2-Door Coupe Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Touring 16 24 $72,637 $79,000
2-Door Coupe 16 24 $77,740 $84,500
2-Door Convertible Touring 16 22 $78,157 $85,000
2-Door Convertible 16 22 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Coupe XKR 15 22 $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
$98,115
$72,637
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$105,500
$79,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1758 / month
$1317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class toughens up its image and its handling, but still feels more content as a grand touring grand dame. Raising pulses and generating sheer envy: it's all in a day's work for the gorgeous, sublime Jaguar XK.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5 74.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.8 188.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
101.8 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 79.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5/8.5 11.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 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 275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 245/40ZR19
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)
4001 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 - 3500 380 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/285 5.0L/305
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 5250 385 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 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)
3.42/2.23 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 w/Manual Shift 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.)
w/Coil Springs 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.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.0 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3 (2012)

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