Compare 2008 Jaguar XK vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2008 Jaguar XK
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XK 2-Door Conv 16 25 $73,560 $80,835
XK 2-Door Conv XKR 15 23 $83,752 $92,035
XK 2-Door Coupe 16 25 $68,100 $74,835
XK 2-Door Coupe XKR 15 23 $78,292 $86,035
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2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 12 17 $120,249 $129,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $123,876 $133,200
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 14 21 $88,629 $95,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $174,096 $187,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,560
$120,249
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$80,835
$129,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1347 / month
$2155 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Think of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as a big, luxurious grand tourer with a little bit of sportscar soul, and you're on the right track.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
33.2 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
23.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
74 57.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.6 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
52.3 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 80.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.0/7.1 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.79 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr 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 1.02 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36.2
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR18 P255/35R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18 P285/30R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3759 4365
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 4100 531 @ 2600-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/257 5.5L/332
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 510 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 12
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sequential shift NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2-Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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