Compare 1997 Jaguar XJ vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz S Class

1997 Jaguar XJ
1997 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XJ 4-Door Sedan 17 23 $47,818 $54,750
XJ 4-Door Sedan L 17 23 $52,186 $59,750
XJ 4-Door Sedan Supercharged 12 20 $58,881 $67,400
XJ 4-Door Sedan Vanden Plas 17 23 $55,736 $63,800
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2-Door Coupe 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 2-Door Coupe 5.0L 15 22 $79,950 $91,900
S-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.0L 13 20 $115,970 $133,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L LWB 17 24 $57,940 $66,600
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB 17 24 $55,070 $63,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.2L 16 22 $64,290 $73,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 15 21 $76,120 $87,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.0L 13 19 $113,360 $130,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,818
$79,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,750
$91,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$913 / month
$1532 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 36.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 92.6
Second Hip Room (in)
60.3 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 61.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 115.9
Liftover Height (in)
20.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
197.8 199.4
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 14.2
Brakes
Brake Type
Vacuum-assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.2
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)
11.6 x 0.78 11.8 x .48
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.1 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 14.56
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60ZR16 235/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60ZR16 235/60R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/60R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3307 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3307 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4080 4695
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.0 16.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 143.0
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
289 @ 4000 347 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/243 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 4800 315 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4-Speed 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XJ Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan XJ6 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Fully Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Fully Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs

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