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Jaguar v Germany Dust-up: XF v BMW 550i v MB E550 v Audi A6

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=126107?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..3.* We regret to inform you that the era of the V8-powered midsize luxury sport sedan could be over. Gas prices aren't the problem; instead, it's the impending federal fuel-economy standards that could spell the end of these luxurious street sleepers. So this meeting of the 2008 Audi A6 4.2, 2008 BMW 550i, 2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged and 2008 Mercedes-Benz E550 might represent the end of an era. Under the new rules, shoving big V8s into midsize sedans will become a questionable prospect even for luxury brands. Without massive price increases, only the most expensive flagship models will be able to offer thirsty eight-cylinder engines, leaving the smaller sedans to get by with six cylinders or worse. With that prospect looming, we figured a comparison of the current crop of V8 midsize European luxury sedans was in order. They may not have much of a future, but they offer some of the best combinations of luxury, prestige and completely unnecessary horsepower you can get — for now.


 


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Can Jag Beat BMW? Jaguar XF vs BMW 550i @ the Track
MORE TRACK INFO @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://blogs.edmunds.com/straightline/2009/05/il-track-tested-2009-bmw-550i -vs-2010-jaguar-xf.html?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..2.* Last May, the newly introduced Jaguar XF surprised us. It went head to head with the best midsize luxury sedans from Germany and came out on top. It was fast, comfortable and surprisingly competent through turns, but of course, that was the top-of-the-line supercharged model. For 2010, the Jaguar XF gets a pair of all-new 5.0-liter V8s: one normally aspirated in the XF Premium, the other supercharged in the new XFR. We'll test an XFR soon, but today Inside Line is the first to take the new non-supercharged 5.0-liter-powered 2010 Jaguar XF Premium to the test track. Rated at 385 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque it's not quite as powerful as the former 4.2-liter supercharged V8, but it's close. To see just how close, we brought back a 2009 BMW 550i to see how the new Jag stacks up when it's not getting help from a Supercharger. Given that the BMW is giving up 25 hp and 20 lb-ft of torque, we expected a close contest - and got one.





Euro-Clash: Mercedes E550 Sport vs. BMW 550i Sport vs. Jaguar XF Premium
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport vs. 2009 BMW 550i Sport vs. 2010 Jaguar XF Premium @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=149766?tid=e dmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* Building an ideal executive-style luxury sedan is not an easy task for a carmaker. If the car turns out too soft and isolated, you lose enthusiasts who aren't quite ready to retire in a Lexus. Too complex or high-strung and you risk alienating your technology-challenged, soft-in-the-middle buyers who expect a measure of mindless comfort. Get the balance just right, and your five-passenger $60,000 midsize sedan will both impress with remarkable dynamics and indulge with palpable comfort. We've gathered three such vehicles for this comparison: the 2009 BMW 550i, 2010 Jaguar XF Premium and 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport. The 2009 BMW 550i is widely regarded as the benchmark among sporting luxury sedans with its imposing modern design, 360-horsepower 4.8-liter V8 and legendary sporting dynamics. For a car that's been around for five years, its reputation remains consistently impressive. All-new in '09, the Jaguar XF now is available in a midlevel model, and this Jaguar XF Premium includes not only a new 385-hp direct-injection 5.0-liter V8 but also more standard features. Riding a 1st-place finish from the last time we collected four similar cars in 2008, the Brit car should be taken seriously. The new-generation 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport stands a very good chance of improving on its previous 3rd-place finish. Sure, the 382-hp 5.5-liter V8 is a carryover item from the outgoing E-Class, yet Mercedes-Benz has spent a considerable sum to refine this ninth-generation E-Class into a car meant to define this segment of sedans.





Battle of the Bimmers: BMW M3 v BMW 135i v BMW 335i
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=125265 Before you start sending us flaming e-mails complaining that a comparison between the 2008 Audi S5 and the 2008 BMW M3 Coupe is an obvious mismatch from the get-go, you should know a few things. Our first full test of the $53,000, all-wheel-drive 2008 Audi S5 was a bit of a revelation. With a 354-horsepower version of Audi's direct-injection 4.2-liter V8 under its hood, the voluptuous Audi S5 ran a 13.3-second quarter-mile at 104 mph, just 0.1 second and 2 mph shy of the 420-hp 2007 Audi RS4 sedan. What's more, the S5's slalom speed is within a couple mph of the harsh-riding RS-spec sedan. "It ran a 13.3? With that kind of speed, who needs a $67,000 RS4?" we asked ourselves. We believe so strongly in the 2008 Audi S5 that it earned our Inside Line's inaugural Editors' Choice Award. So we acquired (hastily perhaps) another 2008 Audi S5 and set it against the new 2008 BMW M3 Coupe, a car now fortified with V8 power for the first time. Speed-reading the specifications sheets of these two cars, they seem like natural rivals: the 354-hp, all-wheel-drive 2008 Audi S5 measured against the 414-hp, rear-wheel-drive 2008 BMW M3. But as it turns out, we gave the 2008 Audi S5 a bigger challenge than we had initially intended.





Top 5 mid-sized luxury sedans reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the best mid-sized luxury sedan that you can buy today? We at TFLcar are lucky to drive a different car every week so we've had the chance to drive many (if not most) the best mid-sized luxury sedan on the market. Here are the top 5 mid-sized sedans that we've driven in 2011.





2012 Audi A8 L versus Jaguar XF Mashup Drag Race Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Audi A8L and the 2012 Jaguar XF are two of the best luxury cars that you can purchase today. They both have powerful V8 engines that put out about the same amount of power. but which of these premium luxury cars is the fastest in a straight line. It is the German flagship Audi or the British newcomer Jag. Watch this TFLcar mashup drag race review to find out which car wins the drag race.





2012 Audi A6 versus BMW 535i review: And the best luxury sedan is...
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new BMW 535i has almost always been the benchmark for all other mid-sized luxury sedans. But for 2012 the all new Audi A6 is taking direct aim at the BMW buyer as well as the 535i. The Audi brings to the table a 310 HP supercharged powerplant, an 8 speed automatic transmission and of course Quattro all-wheel-drive. But to not to be outdone the BMW has all of the same stuff but instead of a supercharged engine it comes with a turbo. So which one is the better car?





2014 Audi A6 TDI vs. 2014 BMW 535d xDrive
Diesel luxury sedan shootout http://www.autoguide.com/car-comparisons/2014-audi-a6-tdi-vs-bmw-535d-3756. html Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AutoGuideVideo YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/AutoguideVideo Facebook - http://facebook.com/AutoGuide Twitter - http://twitter.com/AutoGuide Google+ - http://goo.gl/LBxsP Web - http://www.AutoGuide.com AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors and spy photos. Help shop for your new car with informative car buying tips and car recall news, and be entertained with feature stories, Top 10s and car review videos.





2013 Lexus GS350 vs Jaguar XF Mashup Review: And the best sport luxury sedan is...?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Lexus GS350 is all new and completely redesigned from the ground up. Gone is the stodgy car of old replaced by a much more passionate and sporty Lexus. The 2012 Jaguar XF has gotten a minor facelift but the heart of the car remains the same with a 385 HP V8 under the hood. Both of these cars drive for that perfect balance of sport performance and opulent luxury so which one is better? Check out another unique TFLcar mashup review as we compare the two luxury sedans to see which one deserves to be called the best sport luxury sedan.





Jaguar XF Review and Drive
The Jaguar XF is a exceptional vehicle that has many great features. Even the base XF has a V-8 that sounds great and drives even better. Check out our website at: http://www.oaklandcarreview.com Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/oaklandcar





Jaguar XF in action
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2015 Ford F-350 & F-450 Super Duty: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) The new 2015 Ford F-350 & F-450 Super Duty Power Stroke Diesel pickups are the most powerful trucks in their class. With best in class torque Ford has upped the ante above both the Ram Cummins and the Chevy Duramax. In anther informative TFLtruck video, Roman finds out almost everything you ever wanted to know about the new 2015 Ford F-350 & F-450 Super Duty pickups. Check us out on: Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tflcar ) Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tflcar ) and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at: The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar ) and classic cars as well at: TFLClassics ( http://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicsUnleashed )





The Jaguar XF-RS HATES tires
The Smoking Tire finds a remote corner of the Mojave desert to test the fastest four-door Jaguar money can buy, the XF-RS. It has a 550 HP Supercharged V8, a sticky set of tires, and a giant wing, but is that enough to unseat the M5, Audi's RS7, or the E63 from the top of the sedan food chain?





Race with the Sunrise - The New Jaguar XJ - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy Clarkson races the new Jaguar XJ against something even bigger and more powerful - the rotation of the Earth itself. Subscribe for more awesome Top Gear videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Topgear Top Gear YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/topgear TopGear.com website: http://www.topgear.com Top Gear Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topgear Top Gear Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBC_topgear This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.





Bugatti Veyron vs BMW M3
An airstrip drag race between a Bugatti Veyron and Dutch racing driver Ho-Pin Tung in a new E92 M3. View the original on: http://www.autojunk.nl/2007/09/bugatti-Veyron-vs-bmw-m3 Welcome to our Autoblogger channel! Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/autoblog ENGLISH: We bring you the best reviews of the most interesting cars. Since september '10 we also had our own carshow on Dutch television. Subscribe to us for the latest models and reviews! Several cars which are shown and reviewed in our video's: Audi R8, Ferrari 458, Ferrari 599 GTB, Ferrari California, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Bugatti Veyron, BMW M3 E92, BMW M5 F10, Audi RS4, Audi RS6, Mercedes SLS, Mercedes SLR McLaren, Mercedes C63, Mercedes E63 AMG, Porsche 959, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche 911 (991 and 997), Porsche Cayenne GTS, Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin DBS, Aston Martin V8 vantage, Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Corvette ZR1, Tesla Model S, Nissan GT-R, Spyker C8 Laviolette, Alfa Romeo 4C, Alfa Romeo 8C, Alfa Giuilietta QV, Ford Focus RS500 and many many more! For suggestions or ideas, please sent an email to tips@autoblog.nl




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