|Jaguar XJ||Mercedes-Benz S Class|
|340 HP @ 6,500||Horsepower||429 HP @ 6,000|
|332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500||Torque||516 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000|
|Jaguar XJ||BMW 7-Series|
|3,869 lbs.||Curb Weight||4,310 lbs.|
|340 HP @ 6,500||Horsepower||315 HP @ 5,800|
|332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500||Torque||332 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200|
Jaguar XJ vs. Mercedes-Benz S Class
The legendary Jaguar XJ is back for 2013 and setting the new standard for luxury sedans. While comparing the Jaguar XJ vs. Mercedes Benz S-Class, keep in mind these are two of the premier vehicles on the road. Despite each vehicle’s strong reputation and continued excellence, there are a few distinctions that separate the Jaguar XJ from its luxury sedan counterparts.
With a new 3.6-liter V6 Supercharged engine and an available 5.0-liter Supercharged V8, the Jaguar XJ features awe-inspiring performance that puts the excitement back in driving. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class features a variety of engines including V8 and V12 options in addition to the hybrid and turbocharged diesel alternatives. While the S Class has more engine choices, it lacks the base supercharged V6 of the Jaguar XJ that offers an EPA-estimated 27 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on the highway — figures that are untouched by the S-Class until you upgrade to the turbocharged diesel trim. Pitting the Jaguar XJ vs. Mercedes-Benz S Class is about more than fuel economy, as luxury car shoppers seek athletic performance to match the powerful accelerations. With 385 horsepower from the V6 and as high as 510 horsepower in the elite trims, the Jaguar XJ also has available Sport and Speed packages that allow even greater performance.
Jaguar XJ vs. BMW 7-Series
The Jaguar XJ’s next competitor is the BMW 7-series, and although BMW has established itself as one of the exclusive luxury brands, the Jaguar XJ is prepared to meet any challenge head on. Although the fuel-economy figures for the Jaguar XJ vs. BMW 7-Series are nearly identical, the 2013 Jaguar XJ stands out as the more potent performer. The XJ is constructed with lightweight aluminum-alloy, which is less conventional in the luxury segment, but allows for a significantly lighter platform and more spirited performance.
While the BMW 7-Series offers a slightly more spacious interior with several automated driving features, it makes significant sacrifices in athleticism and starts to take away from the unadulterated driving experience you expect from a luxury sedan. The Jaguar XJ relies on advanced technology and superior engineering to lead the way in performance. Features like the available Jaguar XJ Instinctive All Wheel Drive system include a built-in rear-wheel bias and electronic control that determines how much power to send to the front or rear wheels. That system adapts to road conditions and terrain to provide ultimate traction and maintain Jaguar’s authentic driving experience.
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