“This is way faster than the BMW 550i,” my driving partner admitted to me from the passenger seat, as I hammered the throttle onto the freeway.

“You think?” I asked, in a disbelieving tone, leaning my ear to the driver’s side window in the hopes of hearing some Jaguar-y crackle from the exhaust. Although the Jag sounded the part, I had a hard time fathoming the XF could be faster than a 445-horsepower BMW.

“Oh, yeah, totally.” He nodded.

The 2016 Jaguar XF S we were driving was capable of doing 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, thanks to its supercharged 380-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 and quick-shifting 8-speed transmission that routed all its power out to the rear wheels. Read more…

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