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New Jaguar XJ 5.0 Supercharged Supersport LWB

The Jaguar XJ 5.0 Supercharged Supersport LWB makes me look at the world in a funny way.

By Stephen Turvil
Jan 04, 2012
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The Jaguar XJ 5.0 Supercharged Supersport LWB makes me look at the world in a funny way. But why? This top-of-the-range predator costs a noteworthy £94,050. Fair enough, it is a tremendous car – but would motorists prefer to spend that money on several 'cheaper' cars that – in combination – are similar or superior? Let us start with speed. The XJ hits 62mph in 4.9 seconds and is capable of 155mph. The Corvette C6, in contrast, is much faster and costs from only £49,033. Furthermore, whereas the Jaguar is supremely comfortable – so is the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon. That costs from £29,170. Our total spend is therefore £78,203 – a worthwhile £15,847 less than one top-spec Jaguar XJ.

That brings us to the Nissan Pixo 1.0 Visia, which costs a pint-sized £6,995. This city car is easier to drive through town than the Jag as it is smaller. It also averages 64.2mpg rather than 23.4mpg. Good news for the environment. And how about the boot? The Jaguar XJ 5.0 Supercharged Supersport's capacity is 520-litres. The entry-level Skoda Fabia Estate's capacity is 1,485-litres, so it is better suited to load lugging. The total price for these four cars is £96,233 – a mere £2,143 more than 'one' top-spec XJ. Food for thought, perhaps?

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By Stephen Turvil
Jan 04, 2012