2017 Jaguar XF vs The 2016 BMW 5 Series

2017 Jaguar XF

2017 Jaguar XF

2016 BMW 5 Series

2016 BMW 5 Series

You’ve got to admit, when it comes to cars of this caliber, the driving experience is everything. Sure, luxury and other amenities are a definite part of cars at this level, but if it doesn’t handle well, respond to your actions, and frankly, isn’t fun to drive, then what’s the point?

You don’t have to worry about that with the 2017 Jaguar XF. When it comes to mid-size luxury sedans, the Jaguar wins. And while the 2016 BMW 5 series ain’t too bad, it’s just not the same as the 2017 Jaguar XF.

Powertrain Battle

People love the torque on the 2017 Jaguar XF; it really stands out when competing against others, like the 2016 BMW 5 Series. It has awesome power, what propels the vehicle at low speeds. So, what are we talking about, numbers wise?

  • Jaguar XF – 318 lb-ft @ 1,750-2,500 rpm and 180 hp @ 4,000 rpm
  • BMW 5 Series – 260 lb-ft. @ 1,450 and 240 hp @ 5,000 rpm

That’s a big difference, and you can feel it! Once you take the Jaguar XF for a spin, you’ll be sold on the powertrain.


Once you get up to speed with the torque, you’ll be over the moon with its handling. While the BMW 5 Series is known for somewhat loose, vague responsiveness, you’ll get clean, crisp and specific handling out of the Jaguar XF.

While BMW 5 Series has standard features like Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control, the Jaguar XF has a cutting edge architecture and chassis made with lightweight aluminum alloy. You won’t find this on competitors. Because of these, the handling readily outperforms the 5 Series, being called “just a clean, beautifully crisp response,” and “leagues lighter than the 5 Series, so it’s agile, but it still rides with decorum,” by Top Gear.


And while Jaguar is not typically known for its infotainment system, the new InControl Touch Pro, you’ll have graphics, screens and interfaces that give Tesla something to worry about. While the BMW 5 Series iDrive system and LCD display are capable, Jaguar has really stepped up its game with its new system.

  • Jaguar XF – Jaguar InContol Touch with Head-Up Display, Configurable 12.3-inch HD TFT instrument cluster.
  • BMW 5 Series – BMW Navigation system with 10.2-inch high-resolution screen

Try for Yourself

Seriously, what’s not to like? This is a driver’s dream car. It’s fun to drive, and that’s what an enthusiast like you cares about. With incredible handling and responsiveness, and an infotainment system that may give Tesla a run for its money, you’ve got the makings of a pure driver’s delight. Really, come by Jaguar Gulf Coast today and take it for a spin. We can’t wait to show you the car you’ll love for years to come.