2017 BMW 5 Series vs 2017 Jaguar XF
BMW Press Release Highlights
PowertrainThe petrol units employ TwinScroll turbocharging, High Precision Injection, Double-VANOS variable camshaft control and Valvetronic fully variable valve timing. The diesel models, meanwhile, feature a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and latest-generation common-rail direct injection. The new two-litre four-cylinder in-line turbocharged direct injection engine in the BMW 530i delivers its peak output of 185 kW/252 hp (up 5 kW/7 hp on its predecessor). Average fuel consumption works out at 5.4 l/100 km (52.3 mpg imp). The BMW 530i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The new BMW 540i and generates 250 kW/340 hp (+25 kW/34 hp). The three-litre straight-six musters up a mighty 450 Nm / 332 lb ft of torque (+50 Nm/37 lb-ft). Average consumption is a frugal 6.5 l/100 km (43.5 mpg imp). The sedan powers from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.1 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The all-wheel-drive BMW 540i xDrive sets a new class-beating time of 4.8 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph). Its fuel consumption is 6.7 l/100 km (42.2 mpg imp). A plug-in hybrid BMW 530e iPerformance generating overall output of 185 kW/252 hp and fuel consumption of 2.0 l/100 km (141.2 mpg imp) sets new standards. The BMW 530e iPerformance has an electric range of 45 kilometres (28 miles). The BMW M550i xDrive, whose V8 engine with an output of 340 kW/462 hp and maximum torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) races from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds with efficiency (fuel consumption combined: 8.9 l/100 km [31.7 mpg imp]. All the engines available at launch can link up with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.
ChassisThe new double-wishbone front axle's kinematics are perfectly configured for a long-distance sedan. Light-metal components are also used extensively in the new five-link rear suspension, which is even lighter and stiffer than in the previous model and provides precise wheel location and excellent tracking stability in all driving situations. The electromechanical steering system features a variable steering ratio and speed-sensitive power assistance. The new BMW 5-Series is fitted with either single-piece or two-piece four-piston fixed aluminium callipers at the front, with lightweight discs, and single-piston fixed callipers. The optional Adaptive Drive system, which combines Dynamic Damper Control with Dynamic Drive active roll stabilisation, provides unsurpassed dynamics and comfort.
TechnologyThe new BMW 5-Series Sedan boasts an innovative technology first premiered in 2015 in the new BMW 7-Series: Remote Control Parking. This feature enables drivers to use parking spaces that are narrow enough to make getting out of the car very awkward. All acceleration and braking actions are monitored and controlled by the Park Distance Control (PDC), the Parking Assistant and the Surround View sensors, while the engine can be started and switched off by remote control.
Surround View and Remote 3D View shows a bird's-eye view of the driver's car as well as a three-dimensional image of the traffic situation. With the Remote 3D View technology, these three-dimensional views of the vehicle's surrounding area can also be beamed to the owner's smartphone with the help of BMW Connected.
The optional Display Key offers a host of other functions as well. The smart key includes a colour display with touch control, which provides information on the most important vehicle parameters. The options list also includes a WiFi hotspot offering a high-speed internet connection (LTE) for up to ten mobile devices. Apple CarPlay is available in the BMW 5-Series Sedan too. The latest generation of the Navigation system Professional boasts quicker start-up, even faster route calculation and more realistic 3D graphics in cities.
SafetyThe new BMW 5-Series features a large number of automated functions for a vehicle in this segment. Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) is standard on the BMW 5-Series Sedan. The optional Active Cruise Control (ACC) uses radar to adjust the pre-selected speed to the traffic situation. If vehicles which are part of the inter-connected BMW fleet detect a hazard, information is immediately relayed to the BMW backend.
The optional Driving Assist Plus safety package for the new BMW 5-Series Sedan comes with a host of new functions. These include the Lane Keeping Assistant, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, and Side Collision Warning. Another new function contained in the Driving Assist Plus package is the evasion aid. Safety is enhanced by the standard-fitted Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). Another system that provides an early foretaste of automated driving is the Steering and lane control assistant. Drivers can now take their hands off the wheel much more often than in the past. The pre-crash accident detection system Active Protection further enhances passive safety in the new BMW 5-Series by detecting potential accident situations as they arise.
Jaguar Press Release Highlights
Double-wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension systems provide the inherently high levels of stiffness needed for agile handling and steering precision with the compliance essential for first-class comfort and refinement. Advanced damper technologies – both passive and continuously-variable – improve ride quality and extend the breadth of dynamic capability of the XF.
Steering response and on-center feel are among the most important attributes which define the Jaguar dynamic driving DNA. One of the key enablers to this is the tuning potential of electric power-assisted steering (EPAS). From filters which damp unwanted disturbances caused by road surface irregularities to algorithms which compensate for changes in ambient temperature – EPAS has a lot to offer.
First developed for the F-TYPE, Configurable Dynamics takes the duality of character of the XF to the next level. The system allows the driver to individually tailor the throttle mapping, transmission shift strategy, steering feel and Adaptive Dynamics settings using the touchscreen. Configurable dynamics is offered in conjunction with Adaptive Dynamics.
Enthusiasts demanding the most involving driving experience now have the choice of the Jaguar free-revving 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine in 340hp and 380hp ratings –equipped with either rear- or all-wheel drive (AWD). Shared with the F-TYPE, these engines combine supercharging with direct-injection and variable intake and exhaust valve timing to deliver exceptional throttle response, linear power delivery and a unique soundtrack.
This is the first time the 380hp version has been used in a Jaguar sedan and is reserved for the all-new XF S. Matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission, this model is capable of covering the 0-60mph sprint in 5.1 seconds on its way to an electronically-limited maximum speed of 155mph3.
Optimized eight-speed automatic transmissions
The all-new Jaguar XF is available with one of two specifically-optimized eight-speed automatic ZF® transmissions. AWD engines are paired with the familiar 8HP70 transmission, while rear-wheel drive derivatives are matched to the lighter, more compact 8HP45. Combined with the unique Jaguar rotary gear shift controller and paddle shifters, these transmissions offer an exceptional driving experience, blending smooth launch behavior with seamless shifting.
All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics
With the option of AWD, the all-new XF builds on the success of its predecessor with a next-generation torque on demand system and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). To maximize the system’s potential, IDD is networked to the Torque Vectoring by Braking system and the Dynamic Stability Control.
The all-new XF features two available infotainment systems. The standard system is InControl Touch and is based around an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen featuring the new Jaguar user interface. Designed to be simple and intuitive to use, the contemporary graphics are crisp and clear. The touchscreen supports gestures familiar to smartphone and tablet users such as ‘swipe’ to perform actions and ‘drag’ to scroll across maps.
The all-new Jaguar XF is the first model to feature the equally new InControl Touch Pro™ infotainment system. At the heart of InControl Touch Pro is a 10.2-inch capacitive touchscreen. There are no buttons on either side, instead, all the functionality has been neatly integrated into the bottom section of the touchscreen.
Also compatible with the all-new XF is the new Jaguar InControl Remote™, which enables customers to interact with the vehicle using a smartphone. Through the app vehicle owners can bring the cabin to a pre-set temperate by remotely starting the engine, and can check key vehicle data such as fuel tank fill level and door lock status. The app also enables the driver to remotely lock or unlock the car and receive alerts if the alarm sounds, with the option to reset it. A beep and flash feature can help drivers find the vehicle if they’ve forgotten where it was parked or provides a map to lead them to it.
- All-Surface Progress Control
- Forward-facing stereo camera
- Intelligent Speed Limiter
- Laser Heads-Up Display
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist
- Park Assist