2015 Jaguar XJ vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Since its most recent redesign, the Jaguar XJ has been an interesting outlier in the world of big luxury sedans.And now that it offers a large range of engines and optional all-wheel drive, it's an especially strong competitor if you want a break from the other executive-class 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, and its mega-power S8 sibling.

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

BMW's standby 7-Series continues as a gathering place for all of the brand's top tech.

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

An outlier and relative bargain is the Infiniti Q70 (formerly the Q56); it's a breakout performer but less refined than the others, and it adds a long-wheelbase option for 2015.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Jaguar XJR is an interesting alternative to the usual German large sedans, mixing old world charm with fantastic handling and powertrains.
The Audi A8 gains standard LED headlamps, a more powerful twin-turbo V-8, and a more efficient diesel engine for 2015.
The A7 is handsome no matter how you slice it, but it's the brawn S7 and brutish RS7 that really gets our blood flowing.
Whether chosen as a coupe, convertible, or four-door Gran Coupe, the 2015 BMW 6-Series offers dynamic driving and massive style.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class looks better than ever, offers upgraded tech and safety, and continues to post impressive performance.
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Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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