BMW has long set the benchmark in this class; the 550i sports V-8 power, as well as BMW’s controversial styling of late.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a V-8 E550 edition that’s more conservative, probably the most reserved car in this class other than the Lexus GS 460, which offers a stellar dealership experience for its steep price of entry.
Audi’s A6 can be outfitted with a V-8 engine and all-wheel drive, and is nearly as handsome as the 2009 Jaguar XF, although its interior is more drab and plasticky.
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|2009 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2008 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2008 Lexus GS 460Browse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V6||Gas I6||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|- TBD -||Midsize||Mid-Size||Mid-Size||Mid-Size|
|4-Door Sedan Luxury||4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4-Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic CVT||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|