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2009 BMW M5 vs. Its Competition

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

The newly minted 500-horsepower Jaguar XF-R is far more handsome.

The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG comes closest to the performance of the BMW M5 and looks better going about it.

2009 BMW M5 2009 BMW M52009 Jaguar XF Luxury2009 Jaguar XF2008 Audi S6 4-door Sedan Angular Rear Exterior View2008 Audi S6
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The stellar performance of the 2009 BMW M5 overshadows its idiosyncrasies and technologically overwrought feel.
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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.
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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  
$85,500Browse Used Listings$49,200Browse Used Listings$72,350Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage  
11 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Gas V10Gas V8Gas V10
EPA Class  
Mid-Size- TBD -Midsize
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan Luxury4-Door Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Sequential ManualAutomaticAutomatic
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