Compare 1997 Jaguar XK vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

1997 Jaguar XK
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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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
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2-Door Roadster 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 18 24 $69,250 $79,600
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 23 $78,210 $89,900
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 20 $107,180 $123,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,472
$69,250
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$79,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$1327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
23.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 50.4
Second Hip Room (in)
37.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
33.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 177.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.9 99.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.5 7.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 1.1 11.81 x 1.10
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)
12.1 x 0.8 10.94 x .35
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.9 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.4
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50ZR17 225/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size
P245/50R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50ZR17 225/55ZR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3867 4010
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 12.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110.0
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6100 228 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
284 @ 4200 232 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/244 3.2L/195.2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.45
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 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.41
Trans Type
5-Speed 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK8 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Fully Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Fully Independent Lower Control Arms

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