2017 Jaguar XJ vs 2017 BMW 740i
Full-size luxury sedan shoppers have a multitude of options, but few nameplates can come close to matching the winning combination of performance, style and technological sophistication of the 2017 Jaguar XJ. It offers high-powered engine options, a comfortable and refined interior, exquisite English craftsmanship and cutting-edge multimedia features. In this 2017 Jaguar XJ vs 2017 BMW 740i comparison, we show how the new XJ favorably stacks up against one of its major competitors.
With a base MSRP that's over $7,000 lower than the 740i, the XJ offers more bang for your buck ($74,400 vs $81,500). Even with the XJ R-Sport base model, you'll get a wide array of standard premium features. This includes an adaptive and self-leveling suspension, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, rearview camera, auto-dimming mirrors, automatic adaptive bi-xenon headlights with automatic high beams, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert and leather upholstery. Also, the XJ comes with a unique feature — a panoramic, heat-reflective glass roof that sweeps back and over the rear seats. It filters UV rays and floods the interior with natural light, making it feel beautifully airy and enviably spacious. Also, thanks to effective tinting, you'll still have a sense of privacy.
|2017 Jaguar XJ||VS||2017 BMW 740i|
|Yes||Panoramic, Heat-Reflective Glass Roof||No|
|340-hp 3.0L Supercharged V6, 470-hp 5.0L Supercharged V8 and 550-hp 5.0L Supercharged V8||Engine Options||3.0L 6-cylinder|
|340–550||Horsepower Range of Engines||320|
Advantages and Benefits of the 2017 Jaguar XJ
The 2017 XJ has the advantage on the performance front as well. Engine choices include a 340-hp 3.0L Supercharged V6, 470-hp 5.0L Supercharged V8 and the top of the line 550-hp 5.0L Supercharged V8, which produces a top speed of up to 174 mph and accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. In comparison, the BMW 740i only offers a 320-hp 3.0L 6-cylinder engine. Further elevating the XJ's performance is its 8-speed transmission. It's controlled by the ingeniously designed JaguarDrive Selector, which rises into your hand once the Start/Stop button is pressed. JaguarDrive Control offers specific settings for the drivetrain: Dynamic Mode, which modifies transmission shift points while illuminating the Virtual Instruments in red, or Rain/Ice/Snow Mode, providing more progressive throttle control for slippery conditions.
Another strength of the 2017 XJ is its spacious and refined interior, where the quality of craftsmanship throughout the cabin sets it apart with a wide choice of colors, materials and finishes. The feeling of luxury is punctuated by exciting comfort elements, and phosphor blue lighting creates an elegant finishing touch. Also, the XJ is equipped with an array of standard and optional InControl and driver assistance systems to make driving easier and more convenient. Every XJ is fitted with Jaguar InControl Touch Pro as standard — the fastest and most advanced infotainment system ever from Jaguar. If you live in the San Antonio-area and would like to learn more about the 2017 XJ or wish to take this phenomenal luxury sport sedan for a test drive, then don't hesitate to contact us at Barrett Jaguar!