2008 BMW M5 vs. Its Competition

2008 BMW M5
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Few mid-size luxury sedans can touch the BMW M5's performance, but the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG comes closest--and looks a bit more suave going about it, too.

The newly minted Jaguar XF Supercharged is a few ticks slower, but it's far more handsome; a 500-horsepower XF-R is due in 2009.

The Audi S6 has a massively powerful V-8, but it's still a step slower than the BMW.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2008 BMW M5 has electrifying performance, but is saddled with an overdose of technology and a body in need of a few nips and tucks.
9.0
The 2009 Jaguar XF is an easy car to love. It performs as well as anything in the class--and has unexpected glamorous touches that will win over converts.
8.8
The 2008 Audi S6 offers driving thrills that few sedans can match -- and a V-10 heart that would be right at home in a Lamborghini.
MSRP From  
N/A$49,200$72,350
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine  
N/AGas V8Gas V10
EPA Class  
N/A- TBD -Midsize
Style Name  
N/A4-Door Sedan Luxury4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain  
N/ARear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
N/A55
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
N/A4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
N/AAutomaticAutomatic