Compare 1997 BMW 8-Series vs 1997 Jaguar XK

1997 BMW 8-Series
1997 Jaguar XK
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840CIA 2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
8 Series 840CIA 2-Door Coupe 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
8 Series 850CIA 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XK8 2-Door Convertible N/A N/A $61,472 $69,900
XK8 2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $57,104 $64,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,265
$61,472
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,700
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1262 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 33.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 42.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.2 23.1
Front Head Room (in)
35.9 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.3 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 187.4
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 101.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.5 9.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.1 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 19.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50R16 P245/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size
P235/50R16 P245/50R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R16 P245/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4167 3867
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3900 284 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.0L/244
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 5700 290 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 - TBD -
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.50
Trans Type
5 5-Speed
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
BMW 8 Series Jaguar XK8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Fully Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Fully Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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