Autocar compares the Jaguar XFR-S sedan to the facelifted W212 E63 AMG - Large praise for the facelift
More impressions of the facelifted W212 E63 AMG
are coming out as the new car gets into journalists hands. Autocar got their turn with the car and being Brits they decided to pit it against the XFR-S sedan. Let's all be honest, the real competition is the BMW F10 M5 although the Jaguar XFR-S is an excellent vehicle. Both cars actually have the same horsepower rating in the UK although they go about it differently with the Jaguar having a supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8 and the E63 AMG the well known M157 5.5 liter direct injected twin turbo V8.
So which one is better? Well, the impressions are strictly subjective as Autocar did not do any real performance testing. How do they get these cars if they do not do any real measured testing with them? What's the point?
Regardless, the E63 is what Autocar chooses as the superior vehicle. It simply offers better steering feel and the better motor. It's more fun to drive. It's the better car. This is not even the AMG S version with more power and all wheel drive that would likely distance itself quite easily from the XFR-S. We'll have to wait for a real test to find out but for now the facelifted W212 E63 AMG is drawing glowing praise.