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Here's how the 1997 BMW 540, 2002 Jaguar XK8, 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse and the 1999 Porsche Boxster measure up.
540IA 4dr Sdn 5-Spd Auto
$49,900
Starting MSRP
2dr Cpe XK8
$69,330
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3dr Cpe RS Manual
$15,750
Starting MSRP
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2dr Roadster w/Tiptronic
$41,000
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Overview

Door
4-door 2-door 2-door 2-door
Seats
5 4 4 2
Engine

282.0-hp, 4.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

290.0-hp, 4.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

140.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

201.0-hp, 2.5-liter, Flat 6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
188.0" length, 56.5" height 187.4" length, 51.0" height 172.4" length, 49.8" height 171.0" length, 50.8" height
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Tan

Gray

Savanna Beige

Boxster Red

Graphite Grey

Metropol Blue

Black

Agate

Nephrite Green

Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

5-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed A/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact Sub-Compact Two-Seater

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in 17 x 8 in 14 x 5.5 in 16 x 6 in
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum N/A N/A
Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7 in 17 x 8 in 15 x 4 in N/A
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in 17 x 8 in 14 x 5.5 in 16 x 7 in

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A 700 525 N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130 90 120

Engine

Displacement
4.4L/268 4.0L/244 2.0L/121.8 2.5L/153
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3900 290 @ 4250 130 @ 4800 181 @ 4500
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 5700 290 @ 6100 140 @ 6000 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8 Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
444.00 mi 477.60 mi 524.70 mi 408.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG 24 MPG 33 MPG 24 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
333.00 mi 338.30 mi 349.80 mi 289.00 mi
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG 17 MPG 22 MPG 17 MPG

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Lower Wishbone w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Fully Independent Ind. Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Fully Independent Ind. Multi-link Independent

Brakes

Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr Power Pwr
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel - Four-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x 1.18 in 12.8 x 1.11 in 10.0 x 0.94 in 11.74 x 0.95 in
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes - Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.79 in 12.1 x 0.79 in - 11.50 x 0.80 in
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- - Yes -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal 19.9 gal 15.9 gal 17.0 gal

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A 40.0 ft N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8 2.40 2.98
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft 36.1 ft 38.1 ft 35.8 ft
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 Variable 14.58 16.9

Tires

Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 P245/50ZR17 T125/70D15 N/A
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P245/50ZR17 P195/70HR14 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P245/50ZR17 P195/70HR14 P225/50R16

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A - - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A - N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A - - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A - N/A N/A

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3803 lbs 3726 lbs 2754 lbs 2866 lbs

Dimensions

Passenger Volume
92.5 ft³ 75 ft³ 79.1 ft³ N/A
Trunk Volume
11.1 ft³ 11.5 ft³ N/A 9.1 ft³
Wheelbase
111.4 in 101.9 in 98.8 in 95.2 in
Front Hip Room
N/A 54.7 in 55.1 in N/A
Second Hip Room
N/A 42.9 in 47.2 in N/A
Liftover Height
N/A 24.4 in N/A N/A
Height, Overall
56.5 in 50.5 in 49.8 in 50.8 in
Second Shoulder Room
55.9 in 51.5 in 51.2 in N/A
Second Leg Room
34.2 in 23.7 in 28.4 in N/A
Passenger Capacity
5 4 4 2
Track Width, Front
59.5 in 59.2 in 59.4 in 57.5 in
Min Ground Clearance
N/A 5.7 in 5.0 in 4.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in 72.0 in 68.3 in 70.1 in
Front Leg Room
41.7 in 43.0 in 43.3 in 41.6 in
Track Width, Rear
60.0 in 59.0 in 59.3 in 60.2 in
Front Shoulder Room
56.8 in 55.2 in 53.1 in 51.7 in
Second Head Room
36.8 in 33.3 in 34.3 in N/A
Front Head Room
37.6 in 37.4 in 37.9 in 38.1 in
Length, Overall
188.0 in 187.4 in 172.4 in 171.0 in
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
- - 16.6 ft³ -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
- - 34.0 ft³ -

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