Compare 2008 Jaguar XK vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2008 Jaguar XK
2009 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 Coupe 6.0L AMG Black Series
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.0L AMG Black Series 11 18 $278,070 $299,000
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $129,363 $139,100
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 13 21 $91,605 $98,500
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $181,071 $194,700
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.2L AMG 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,560
$278,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$80,835
$299,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1347 / month
$4983 / 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. The SL’s new look isn’t to everyone’s liking, but in AMG guise, it’s now more punch than paunch—and a worthy stealth Ferrari-chaser.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
23.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
74 50.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
33.2 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.6 180.8
Height, Overall (in)
52.3 51.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.0/7.1 15.9 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 15.4 x 1.4
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)
12.8 x 0.79 14.2 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 21.1
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18 P325/30ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR18 P265/35ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3759 4345
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 20 x 11.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 4100 738 @ 2200-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/257 6.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 661 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Bi-Turbocharged Gas V12
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 18 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 11 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 14 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.60
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sequential shift NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2-Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs 5-Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 1 (Est)

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