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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.


 


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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.





Can Nissan Beat BMW? 370Z vs. 135i
SEE THE FULL COMPARISON: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/ What comes after Z?, we wondered when Nissan let the stage go black in 1996 and officially bid farewell to the Z-car at an event at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Sales of the twin-turbo 300ZX had been declining as fast as applications for library cards, so Nissan simply stopped selling the car in the U.S. It made us wonder where the Z fit in Nissan's future. The answer came in 2002, when the Nissan 350Z appeared, a serious sports car that seemed to measure itself against the Corvette in both speed and style. It brought people back to Nissan, but lots of the young enthusiasts didn't know what an icon the Z had been for the company since its inception in 1970. With the 2009 Nissan 370Z, all that changes. As a Z should be, the 370Z is a statement of purpose, not just another car on the showroom floor. With this second-generation version of the revitalized Z, the car has moved on from affordable performance to something that brings new descriptions into play — not only like quick, fast, strong and powerful, but also gorgeous, luxurious, nimble, graceful, delicate and smooth. This is a car so good that it makes you wonder what kind of car it is: a sports car, a sport coupe or a muscle-bound pony car? And that's where the 2008 BMW 135i comes in, a pocket-size BMW M3 with an affordable price tag to match.





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=e dmunds.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.





BMW & Benz Rev Up @ the Track - BMW 750Li and Mercedes S550
BMW VS. MERCEDES TRACK SMACK @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://blogs.edmunds.com/straightline/2009/04/il-track-tested-2009-bmw-750l i-vs-2009-mercedes-benz-s550.html?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..2.* These are the big guns from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Well, not the biggest guns, but with prices near or above the $100,000 range, they're big enough. The BMW 750Li is all-new for 2009 and looking better than ever. Its 400-horsepower twin-turbo V8 makes it the closest thing to a "Motorsport" 7 Series we have ever seen. The Mercedes-Benz S550 is getting a face-lift next year, but the current model has held up well. And with a 382-horsepower V8 of its own, it doesn't give up much to the new BMW. One look at the track numbers and you'll be amazed what these 2.25-ton sedans can do. From 13-second quarter-mile sprints to 110-foot stops from 60 mph, these two sedans are perfect examples of what can be accomplished when money is no object. Full details after the jump.





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. Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com





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 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.





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.





Cadillac CTS-V vs Jag XFR - Drag Race
In a recent comparison, Cadillac's all-new 556 horsepower CTS-V sedan dominated the BMW M5 in a drag race battle. But there's a new competitor in the super sedan segment - Jaguar's 510 horsepower XFR. Can it take the crown away from Cadillac's CTS-V?





Mercedes C63 vs BMW M3 vs Audi RS5!
Mercedes C63 vs BMW M3 vs Audi RS5! We compare the latest BMW M3 coupe with the new Audi RS5 coupe, and we bring in the Mercedes C63 AMG Break to deliver us some snacks... High-res via http://www.abhd.nl/video/audi-rs5-vs-bmw-m3-vs-mercedes-c63/ And 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





Fifth Gear Jaguar XF Review
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Jaguar XFR road test - by Autocar.co.uk
Full Millbrook road test of the Jaguar XFR - including that jump! For more Jaguar news and reviews visit http://www.autocar.co.uk/jaguar/





BMW 5 Series Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR PRICING & SPECS ON THIS CAR VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/KBB/NewCars/BMW_550.aspx 2009 BMW 5 Series. Among midsize luxury sedans, the BMW 5 Series is the only car to offer a manual transmission -- a fact that reflects its sporty appeal. As its quietly grown into a living legend, the continuing success of the performance-oriented 5 Series has helped to invigorate the entire category in which it competes. The softer Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 are still sportier than ever, while the Infiniti M offers stiff competition at a bargain price. The BMW 5 Series lineup includes an offering for every taste, with sedan and wagon body styles, six-cylinder and V8 power and rear- or all-wheel drive. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.





2014 Jaguar XFR-S: The Big Cat that's Quiet, Powerful & Loves to Drift! - Ignition Ep. 86
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of a Jaguar XFR-S, an even more powerful and limited production version of the already lively XFR. As competitor to the BMW M5, and also Jaguar's fastest Sedan, the XFR-S is packed with a supercharged V-8 that produces 550-hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, and is also given an assortment of new exterior upgrades that truly separates this cat from the rest of the pack. Given these traits and its inherent tendency to drift, we wonder if Jaguar is on to something with its more youthful approach to its cars. Ignition appears every Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com





Jaguar XKR vs Porsche 911 - by Autocar.co.uk
New supercharged V8 XKR takes on the Porsche 911. For more Jaguar news and reviews visit http://www.autocar.co.uk/jaguar/ and for Porsche news and reviews visit http://www.autocar.co.uk/porsche/




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