Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 1999 Jaguar XK8

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
1999 Jaguar XK8
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $70,560 $81,100
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $110,400 $126,900
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $57,440 $65,750
2-Door Convertible 17 24 $61,808 $70,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,560
$57,440
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$65,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$1096 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 23.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 42.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 187.4
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 50.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 59.0
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 101.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 11.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 12.1 x 1.1
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)
10.9 x 0.4 12.1 x 0.8
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)
21.1 19.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P245/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P245/50R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45ZR17 P245/50ZR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3709
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 17 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 290 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 290 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.0L/244
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 4.09
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 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)
3.59 3.57
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.51
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Jaguar XK8
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Fully Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Lower Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Fully Independent

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