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2014 BMW 7-Series

2014 Jaguar XJ

  2014 BMW 7-Series 2014 Jaguar XJR  -  First Drive  -  August 2013  (closed course)
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Invoice $68,080 $68,264
13/30 15/27
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Bottom Line The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced. Read Full Review Had enough with the stoicism and tech overload of German flagships? The 2014 Jaguar XJ is a completely different kind of luxury car, with swinging style, a light, lean driving character, and a wide range of engines--including a new high-performance 550-hp XJR Read Full Review
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  • Formal yet athletic appearance
  • Strong powertrains
  • Handles well for a large luxury car
  • Back seat comfort better than a limo (iL)
  • Many chances to upgrade


  • Tech overload
  • ActiveHybrid 7 should be smoother
  • Interiors without upgrades feel stark


  • A design like no other
  • Efficient supercharged V-6
  • Brash yet comfortable XFR performance model
  • Surprisingly responsive handling
  • Lots of room for upgrades and premium finishes


  • A few design details miss the mark
  • Rear headroom
  • Brightwork overload inside
  • Technologically ho-hum
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