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2017. - Production 2015. -
E - Luxury car Vehicle class E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door Body style sedan, 4 door
Rear Wheel drive Rear
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
Ford / Peugeot
3.0 AJD-V6 300
Diesel Fuel Diesel
6 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo Aspiration Bi-Turbo
2993 cc
Displacement 2993 cc
265 hp
Power 300 hp
620 Nm
Torque 700 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
1640 kg
Vehicle weight 1750 kg
5.7 s
Acc. 0-100 6.2 s
250 km/h
Top speed 250 km/h
5.3 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 6.6 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.8 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
Cons. (average) 5.5 l/100km
118 g/km
CO2 emissions 144 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 rear wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a BMW-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 265hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 300hp engine designed by Ford.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), 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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the British car offers a marginal difference of 7% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, 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. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine 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 a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 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 German car, averaging around 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (63 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 22% difference compared to the British 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 British car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with BMW offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the BMW. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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 thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.
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