Last post on Mar 24, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Comparison Test: 2008 V8 Luxury Sport Sedans - 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.(more)
Aug 24, 2008 (4:28 pm)
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#8 of 14 Re: PS.: [pizzarix]
Aug 24, 2008 (5:44 pm)
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#9 of 14 Finally Jaguar Meets the Competition
Sep 27, 2008 (4:52 pm)
I concur with the findings. Jaguar has a nice car in the XF, but it is too bad that it hits the U.S. market in the midst of gas price escalations and a horrible economy. Bad timing.
#10 of 14 XF Winter Driving Capabilities?
Feb 12, 2009 (9:23 am)
1) Does anyone have experience driving the supercharged XF in snow or ice? The 20" summer performance tires are not rated for mixed weather of course, but I was wondering just how dangerous is the vehicle in an inch or two of snow given the vehicle's traction technologies.
2) The salesman (20 years of jaguar experience) claims his customers experience 27 mpg during highway driving in the supercharged XF. Can anyone validate that claim?
#11 of 14 Re: XF Winter Driving Capabilities? [anon3]
Feb 12, 2009 (9:14 pm)
I have not driven the XF. But, regarding snow, I don't think one would have to. Given 20" summer performance tires, if you live in a snowy area with any sort of hills, this car should NEVER be driven with snow on the ground! Traction technologies will not help if there is NO traction...
I live in New England, drive a FWD Acura TL with all season performance tires. 17"... Worst car I've ever owned in the snow. Lifelong skier in the northern NE states, and for the first time in my life, I have snow tires. Now, factor in RWD, an infinitely more powerful engine putting the horses on those rear wheels with tires that will most likely be a disaster in the snow, and well, disaster...
Just imho, of course.
Hopefully, a voice of actual XF experience will chime in...
#12 of 14 Re: XF Winter Driving Capabilities? [anon3]
Feb 15, 2009 (7:01 am)
You might want to also ask this in our general XF discussion.
Mar 24, 2009 (12:11 pm)
Put the 535i instead of the 550i in the test and the result would have been far different. The 535i w/ sport pkg has basically the same performance as the 550i at a cost that is far less than the 550i