Compare 2011 Audi A8 vs 2011 Jaguar XJ vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2011 Audi A8
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2011 Jaguar XJ
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2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 17 27 $72,587 $78,050
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XJ 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $66,884 $72,700
XJ 4-Door Sedan Supercharged 15 21 $80,684 $87,700
XJ 4-Door Sedan Supersport 15 21 $101,384 $110,200
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJL 15 22 $73,324 $79,700
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJL Supercharged 15 21 $83,444 $90,700
XJ 4-Door Sedan XJL Supersport 15 21 $104,144 $113,200
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 14 21 $67,332 $72,400
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG 12 18 $91,094 $97,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$72,587
$66,884
$67,332
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,050
$72,700
$72,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1301 / month
$1212 / month
$1207 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Suave styling, an impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel earn the 2011 Audi A8 a spot in the top tier. The 2011 Jaguar XJ severs ties with its past, and rocks a mod new look that suits its dynamic personality. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a drama queen of the nicest kind-only visibility and backseat space suffer in its presence.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 39.0 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.5 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 55.4 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114.9 - TBD - 104.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.2 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.1 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.0 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.6 82.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.0 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.72 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 201.7 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.0 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.1 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 119.4 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 15.2 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.34 14.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 0.87 12.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 21.7 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 40.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P275/40R19 P275/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P245/45R19 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4409 4045 4045
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
FSI DI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500 380 @ 3500 391 @ 2800 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 5.0L/305 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800 385 @ 6500 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.31 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.52 1.92
Trans Type
8 6 7
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.40 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Jaguar XJ Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Air Springs 5-Arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.8 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 3

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