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Video Review: BMW M5 vs. Jaguar XKR-S

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Dutch magazine AutoWeek delivers a video comparison between the new BMW M5 and the Jaguar XKR-S. Before we jump into the review, let’s have a …

Dutch magazine AutoWeek delivers a video comparison between the new BMW M5 and the Jaguar XKR-S. Before we jump into the review, let’s have a look at the powerplants found in the two super sporty cars.

With the 2012 BMW M5, the Garching-based sport division replaces the naturally aspirated engine with a TwinPower turbocharged V8.

The high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, Valvetronic variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold. 2012 BMW M5 outputs 560 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 501 lb-ft of torque (680 Nm) at 1,500 rpm.

The high-rev unit rockets the M5 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and under 4 seconds using BMW’s new Launch Control.

BMW offers a 7-speed DCT and manual transmission in the new M5. The M5 is limited to a top speed of 155 mph, or 190 mph with the M Driver’s Package.

Jaguar XKR-S is powered by a supercharged and direct-injected 5.0-liter AJ V-8 producing 550 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 502 pound-feet of torque between 2500 and 5500 rpm. Top speed is limited to 186 mph. The XKR-S runs to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, as tested by Car and Driver.

Let’s have a look at the video review. For English subtitles, please click on the “CC” icon.

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  • fruneed

    who won? drag race?…..

  • Anonymous

    German Carmagazin “Sportauto”:

    Hockenheim Lap time
    Jag:
    1.14.4

    M5:
    1.12.9

  • LaMa

    So the Jag tracks better, handles better, more agile and sporty, better brakes and no under-steer. 
    right. and the BMW M5 have a better track time. 
    let me think – bench racers or track junkies ?

    but I agree the cat is pretty good looking. It is only a rival to the M6 not to the M5 though.

  • Dasda

    India 1 : Germany 0

  • BMW The Best

    Actually the M5 kicks the XKR-S ass badly on the race track. Below I submit to your attention some evidence.
    http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/jaguar_xkr-s_550_hp-vs-bmw_m5_f10.html 

  • dc

    Sorry, not buying it. Those numbers don’t seem realistic at all – for either car. 

  • dc

    To “BMW The Best”

    I took a closer look at fastlaps.com and noticed that those track times are entered by users – hardly unbiased and scientifically a joke. Were they the same drivers in both cars? We don’t know. Were they professional drivers? We don’t know. Were they bogus track times entered by BMW Fan Boys? We don’t know but I sure can guess! From what I have seen from surfing more reputable sites: At the Nurburgring – 2012  M5 7:55; 2012 XKRS Convertible 7:50 both unofficial times. Pretty darned close I’m surprised that the M5 did that well.

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