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2008 Jaguar XK vs. Its Competition

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The three German sportscars in the XK's class each have distinct appeal.

The Mercedes-Benz SL roadsters sport a folding hardtop and available AMG versions with more than 600 hp, while the BMW 6-Series has a fabric convertible top and a 500-hp M6 edition.

The Porsche 911 comes in Targa and Cabriolet versions, as well as Turbo form.

The Cadillac XLR has a supercharged option like the Jaguar, but its folding hardtop and angular body have a different appeal.

2008 Jaguar XK XKR2008 Jaguar XK2009 Cadillac XLR2009 Cadillac XLR2009 Mercedes Benz SL Class V82009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class2008 BMW 6-Series 2-door Coupe M6 Angular Rear Exterior View2008 BMW 6-Series2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 2-door Targa 4 Open Doors2008 Porsche 911
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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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The eye-catching 2009 Cadillac XLR starts with the sharp-edged Corvette and makes some compromises for the sake of grand-touring luxury.
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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.
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The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance.
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The 2008 Porsche 911 has few peers in performance or in endurance.
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15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas Flat 6-cyl
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Mini-CompactTwo-seater2 SeaterSubcompactMini-Compact
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2-Door Coupe2-Door Convertible Platinum2-Door Roadster 5.5L V82-Door Coupe 650i2-Door Coupe Carrera
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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2-Door Coupe2 Door Conv2 Door Convertible2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
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