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2017. - Production 2015. -
E - Luxury car Vehicle class E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door Body style sedan, 4 door
4 x 4 Wheel drive 4 x 4
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4936 mm
Length 4954 mm
1868 mm
Width 1987 mm
1466 mm
Height 1457 mm
530 liters
Boot (min) 505 liters
530 liters
Boot (max) 505 liters
66 liters
Fuel tank 55 liters
Engine
Jaguar / Ford
3.0 AJ126 HP
Petrol Fuel Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo Aspiration Compressor
4395 cc
Displacement 2995 cc
600 hp
Power 380 hp
750 Nm
Torque 460 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - gears
kg
Vehicle weight kg
s
Acc. 0-100 s
km/h
Top speed km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 8 gears
automatic - 8 gears
1855 kg
Vehicle weight 1760 kg
3.4 s
Acc. 0-100 5.3 s
250 km/h
Top speed 250 km/h
14.5 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 11.9 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 6.7 l/100km
10.5 l/100km
Cons. (average) 8.6 l/100km
241 g/km
CO2 emissions 204 g/km
Expenses
42500 EUR
Price from 41350 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the luxury car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a BMW-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 600hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 380hp engine designed by Jaguar.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the luxury car segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the German car offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of BMW with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Jaguar badge with 4.0 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the German car rank it on average as 3.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

BMW is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.9 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 250 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the British car, averaging around 8.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (33 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 22% difference compared to the German car.

Verdict

BMW appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with BMW being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Jaguar. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser™, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.
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