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2014 Jaguar XJ vs. Its Competition

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2014 Jaguar XJR  -  First Drive  -  August 2013  (closed course)
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The current Jaguar XJ was radically different a couple of years ago when it was redesigned, and it remains an outlier today.

And with better efficiency and all-wheel drive introduced last year, plus a new XJR this year, it's an especially strong competitor if you want a break from the other executive-class luxury offerings.

The Audi A7 and its stunning, swift S7 companion piece are the sexiest rivals from Germany; or you could include the more traditional-looking A8, in short- and long-wheelbase form.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is all-new for 2014, but it doesn't break with tradition and continues to up the technology ante, as it's done for decades.

The new BMW 6-Series Gran Sport takes the four-door coupe idea to a bulkier conclusion, and to our eyes, it's the least sultry-looking of that subset.

An outlier and relative bargain is the Infiniti Q70 (formerly the Q56); it's a breakout performer but far less refined than the others.

2014 Jaguar XJR  -  First Drive  -  August 2013  (closed course)2014 Jaguar XJ2014 Audi A8 TDI2014 Audi A82014 Audi A7 3.0 TDI competition2014 Audi A72014 BMW 6-Series M Sport Edition2014 BMW 6-Series2014 Infiniti Q70 3.72014 Infiniti Q702014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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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
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With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents.
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The basic 2014 Audi A7 is gorgeous, yes--but you'll swoon from the heady mix of raw sex appeal and torrid performance in the S7 and RS 7.
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No matter whether it's a coupe, convertible, or Gran Coupe, the 2014 BMW 6-Series covers soft and elegant as well as it does sharp and athletic.
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The 2014 Infiniti Q70 sedan range is fast, fun-to-drive, better to look at, and comfortable--a world-class combination.
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance.
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Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
Large CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsSubcompact CarsMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan 3.0T4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus2-Door Coupe 640i RWD4-Door Sedan V6 RWD4-Door Sedan CLS550 RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555454
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanHatchbackCoupeSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
 
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