The 2014 Jaguar XF fits alongside some of the world's strongest mid-size luxury and sport sedans as if it was always there; it's easy to forget that before the XF the brand's models, like the S-Type, were strictly niche players.
That said, the BMW 5-Series offers turbocharged V-8 performance and pretty impressive handling, though it's grown a little bloated in size and techno features.
The Audi A6 and A7 have especially gorgeous styling, but their on-the-road handling and performance are more muted.
One final alternative is the Infiniti Q70 (formerly the M56); it's less glitzy inside, but has a level of athleticism that rivals that of the XF.
And the E-Class is now offered in an incredibly vast array of models, including diesel, hybrid, and gas.
It's just been facelifted, and it's also sold as a coupe and cabriolet, and hyper-performing AMG editions.
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