InsideLine: 2009 BMW 550i vs. 2010 Jaguar XF – Tested on track

5-series | May 10th, 2009 by 1
xf vs 550 blog InsideLine: 2009 BMW 550i vs. 2010 Jaguar XF   Tested on track

Back in October, Andrew posed a question about wether the new 2010 Jaguar XF could compete with the BMW 5  Series. The answers from you …

Back in October, Andrew posed a question about wether the new 2010 Jaguar XF could compete with the BMW 5  Series. The answers from you were mixed and most of them were solely based on the design of the two cars and especially, the interior comfort. Since we haven’t driven the Jaguar XF, it was difficult for us to asses it from a performance point of view, but today, we might have an answer for you.

xf vs 550 blog 498x332 InsideLine: 2009 BMW 550i vs. 2010 Jaguar XF   Tested on track

The fellows at InsideLine decided to break the usual design-to-design comparisons and took the two cars to the track.

To see just how close, we brought back a 2009 BMW 550i to see how the new Jag stacks up when it’s not getting help from a supercharger. Given that the BMW is giving up 25 hp and 20 lb-ft of torque, we expected a close contest – and got one.

So here are some of the results and you can read their conclusion on Edmunds InsideLine:

Vehicle: 2010 Jaguar XF Premium

Test Results:
0 – 30 (sec):    2.3
0 – 45 (sec):    3.9
0 – 60 (sec):    5.7
0 – 75 (sec):    8.2
1/4 Mile (sec @ mph):    13.9 @ 102.5
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec):    5.4
30 – 0 (ft):    28
60 – 0 (ft):    106
Braking Rating:    Excellent
Slalom (mph):    63.8
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g):    .82
Handling Rating:    Very good
Db @ Idle:    47.1
Db @ Full Throttle:    73.5
Db @ 70 mph Cruise:    71.1

Vehicle: 2009 BMW 550i

Test Results:
0 – 30 (sec):    2.1
0 – 45 (sec):    3.7
0 – 60 (sec):    5.5
0 – 75 (sec):    8.2
1/4 Mile (sec @ mph):    13.7 @ 102.7
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec):    5.2
30 – 0 (ft):    28
60 – 0 (ft):    111
Braking Rating:    Very Good
Slalom (mph):    64.9
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g):    .87
Handling Rating:    Very good
Db @ Idle:    47.9
Db @ Full Throttle:    70.8

Performance wise the two vehicles are pretty close to each other, the final choice might come down to a personal preference and best value for the money.

BMWBLOG

NEWSLETTER