BMW 550i vs Jaguar XF SV8 vs Lexus GS450h vs Mercedes-Benz E500 (E550) – AutoSpies Auto News

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BMW 550i vs Jaguar XF SV8 vs Lexus vs Mercedes-Benz E500 (E550)


1st Place: E500

The Mercedes V8 is refined, and always eager to perform.

At speeds the Mercedes V8 is quieter the screaming Lexus V6. The E-Class has comfort ratings and performs in driving dynamics and has top ratings in the car drive straight without the touching the steering wheel the Lexus). The seats don’t enough side support

The fuel consumption of 13.3 per 100 km is acceptable given the sporty style the car was exposed to. Inside the offers a lot of space for both and rear passengers and the trunk is with 540 liters of space. The can be expanded by having the rear fold down giving the excellent markings in versatility.

Overall the E500 is a very car offering great performance, and luggage space, acceptable economy and the best comfort in the

2nd Place: Jaguar XF SV8

The Jaguar well in this test out the BMW in driving dynamics. Although the showed that the Jaguar close to 2-tons, its powerful wasn’t enough to hang the BMW and Mercedes in acceleration. Interior is generous and the comfort and sporting are very good.

Wind and engine noises are loud at 180 km/h+, especially the V8 but most customers will enjoy the sporty sound. The is a very thirsty car needed on 2 liters of gasoline extra to the BMW and Mercedes. This was a big blow and cost it the victory.

The XF had the best performance of all cars here and the best interior and together the Lexus comes standard many features that extra in the BMW and Mercedes.

3rd Place: BMW 550i

Lexus GS450h

The BMW has the most engine in this test. The is sporty and the 6-speed automatic is a good companion. On the downside are comfort and a somewhat small although the optional comfort on this 550i improve somewhat.

As expected, the BMW is a very handler but the XF handles better. the Mercedes, the BMW V8 is a quieter performer at speeds than the Lexus GS. economy is good for a big and powerful V8.

The is the biggest in the review after the E500. The BMW is easy to drive and and a joy in corners – but so is the Jaguar.

4th Place: Lexus GS450h

The is the most fuel efficient – in mixed driving At high speeds on the Autobahn it matches the Jaguar for thirst. It has one of the engines. It comes best-equipped standard features such as safety features and electronic and receives high marks In all other criterias it disappoints.

At speeds however the V6 engine and noises are very loud and don’t sound sporty. is average with the suspension neither sporty or comfortable. The has a laughable trunk space of 280 liters thanks to the hybrid

These add weight and increase the consumption of an already overweight car the electric engine is not in usage. The of the Lexus offer little support and are slippery. As in previous the Lexus GS also demonstrates its poor braking abilities by incredibly poorly in braking

The interior is decent but feels to that of the Jaguar and Mercedes. In the Lexus scores a solid 0 The rear seats cannot be and this combined with the trunk make the GS a very car.


At the end of this test the Jaguar XF second place. First goes to the Mercedes-Benz E500 impresses in all regards. Despite its fuel economy and high the Jaguar impresses with overall comfort and superb

The BMW 550i is comparable to the Jaguar XF, but as comfortable and is soundly beaten in dynamics. The Lexus GS450h average comfort, poor dynamics and a very small All the Lexus has going for it are its generally low consumption and clean emissions.

In all criteria it trails its rivals.

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Lexus GS450h
Lexus GS450h
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