Can Jag Beat BMW? Jaguar XF vs BMW 550i @ the Track
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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.
Jaguar v Germany Dust-up: XF v BMW 550i v MB E550 v Audi A6
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 —
Spicy Volvo? New 2010 Volvo XC60 Tested
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After driving the 2010 Volvo XC60 through our slalom test at 65.1 mph —
the second-fastest speed we've recorded in this vehicle segment — two
observations were easy to make: 1) This SUV handles — probably better
than it needs to; 2) will anyone care?
After all, we don't know any Volvo owners who list "lightning-quick
reflexes" among their top purchase priorities. But maybe that's just it.
Maybe Volvo is expanding its horizons. You certainly won't catch us
complaining that any crossover utility vehicle handles too well.
As a result, one thing is certain: Volvo realizes that performance is a
priority in this segment. And by that measure, yes, people will care. But
there are other benefits as well.
2011 Infiniti M56 vs. 2011 BMW 550i Comparison Test
Edmunds.com puts the 2011 BMW 550i and the 2011 Infiniti M56 in a head to
head comparison test of performance luxury sedans.
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Oh, you haven't heard? The 5 Series wagon is gone for 2011. Only 878
Americans bought one in 2009 (yeah, nice going, you guys), and the most BMW
ever sold was 2,351 back in 2005.
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.
2013 BMW 750Li vs 2013 Jaguar XJL Supercharged! - Head 2 Head Ep. 35
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman gets behind
the wheel of two of the finest long wheelbase luxury sedans - the 2013 BMW
750Li and the Jaguar XJL Supercharged - to see which one of them does
justice to their $100,000 plus price tags. First, Jonny heads to the track
to see what kinds of numbers these large, premium sedans put down, then he
sees how they both handle on the rough roads outside of Santa Barbara,
before finally getting chauffered in the back seat of the cars to examine
their distinct approaches to high-end luxury. So which one will stand out
as the best in its class? Stay tuned to find out.
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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.
Supersaloon showdown: Jaguar XFR-S vs Mercedes E63 AMG
Can the Jaguar XFR-S outgun the Mercedes E63 AMG? Steve Sutcliffe referees
the battle of the ultimate supersaloons.
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Having already placed the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG ahead of the F10 BMW M5 in
the battle of the supersaloons, here we pitch the latest entrant against
the mighty Merc. That car is the Jaguar XFR-S, the fastest saloon Jaguar
has ever built. It costs nearly £15,000 more than the standard XFR, but it
packs 542bhp from its supercharged 5.0-litre V8 -- and another 39bhp. But
the question is: can it outgun the sublime 549bhp E63?
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exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race
Can a supercar beat a superbike? Can a Audi A1 outrun a Nissan GT-R on a
wet circuit? Can a Porsche 911 slay a Corvette on the drag strip? Autocar
pitches the giants of the performance car world against each other to
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2012 Range Rover Sport vs Evoque Colorado snow-worthy Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Range Rover Sport and RR Evoque are some
of the most off-road worthy cars you can buy. But which one is better in
the snow? Or to be even more specific, which one is better in three feet of
newly fallen Colorado powder. We decided to find out in this snow-worthy
review by driving both Range Rovers to Gold Hill, Colorado up Lick Skillet
Road. Lick Skillet Road is one of the steepest country roads in America,
and when it snows three feet the road not only gets slick but also very
slippery. So which one of these two British cars is the best in the snow.
The old establish Range Rover or the up stark newbie Evoque. Check out this
video review to find out.
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.
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Jaguar XF Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
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2009 Jaguar XF. The all-new Jaguar XF leaves behind the billowy styling
cues of the S-Type for a sleeker, sexier design that matches its sporty
driving dynamics. Dont let this car fool you the XF appears refined and
luxurious, from its Bond-grain leather to its blue-halo mood lighting.
Lying beneath its sophisticated façade, however, is a primal need for
fast, fun driving. This car wants to be driven on windy canyon roads and
youll have a hard time denying the urge to. For more new car reviews,
interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.