Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2011 Jaguar XF VS 2011 Mercedes E-Class Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2011 Jaguar XF

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2011 Mercedes E-Class

Safety Comparison

Both the XF and the E-Class Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

Warranty Comparison

The XF comes with a full 5 year/50,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24 hour roadside assistance. The E-Class Sedan’s 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.

The XF’s corrosion warranty is 2 years and unlimited miles longer than the E-Class Sedan’s (6/unlimited vs. 4/50,000).

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the XF for 5 years and 50,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, tire rotation, lubrication and any other scheduled maintenance. Mercedes doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the E-Class Sedan.

Engine Comparison

The XF has more powerful engines than the E-Class Sedan:



XF 5.0 DOHC V8

385 HP

380 lbs.-ft.

XF 5.0 supercharged V8

470 HP

424 lbs.-ft.

XFR 5.0 supercharged V8

510 HP

461 lbs.-ft.

E350 Sedan 3.5 DOHC V6

268 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

E550 Sedan 5.5 DOHC V8

382 HP

391 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the XFR is faster than the E550 Sedan:


E-Class Sedan

Zero to 60 MPH

4.4 sec

4.9 sec

Quarter Mile

12.7 sec

13.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

114.1 MPH

105.5 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the XF with its standard V8 gets better fuel mileage than the E550 Sedan RWD V8 (16 city/23 hwy vs. 15 city/23 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the XF’s brake rotors are larger than those on the E-Class Sedan:



E350 Sedan

E Class Sport/550

Front Rotors

12.83 inches

15 inches

12.7 inches

13.5 inches

Rear Rotors

12.83 inches

14.8 inches

11.8 inches

12.6 inches

The XF stops much shorter than the E-Class Sedan:


E-Class Sedan

70 to 0 MPH

155 feet

183 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

109 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the XFR’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the E-Class Sedan (F:255/35R20 & R:285/30R20 vs. F:245/40R18 & R:265/35R18).

The XFR’s 255/35R20 front and 285/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the E Class Sport Sedan’s 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the XF has standard 18 inch wheels. Smaller 17 inch wheels are standard on the E Class Luxury Sedan. The XF’s optional 20 inch wheels are larger than the 18 inch wheels on the E Class Sport Sedan.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the XF can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The E-Class Sedan doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the XF’s wheelbase is 1.3 inches longer than on the E-Class Sedan (114.5 inches vs. 113.2 inches).

The XFR handles at .87 G’s, while the E550 Sedan pulls only .80 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The XFR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.5 seconds quicker than the E350 Sedan (25.9 seconds @ .74 average G’s vs. 27.4 seconds @ .62 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

As tested by Car and Driver while cruising at 70 MPH, the interior of the XFR is quieter than the E350 Sedan (68 vs. 69 dB).

Passenger Space Comparison

The XF has .2 inches more front legroom and .8 inches more rear legroom than the E-Class Sedan.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The XF has a much larger trunk than the E-Class Sedan (17.7 vs. 15.9 cubic feet).

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the XF owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the XF with a number “1” insurance rate while the E-Class Sedan is rated higher at a number “3” rate.

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