2016 Jaguar XJ vs. 2016 BMW 7 Series


2016 Jaguar XJ

2016 BMW 740i

2016 BMW 7 Series

There are relatively few competitors that can make a serious go at the top of the full-size luxury sedan segment. In this elite class, discerning eyes can detect imitation. The 2016 Jaguar XJ gets a few upgrades this year, including a slight facelift and more advanced standard tech. Thanks to its available supercharged V8 engine, it remains a top performer, as well.

The 2016 BMW 7 Series is also worthy of consideration, and it’s sure to turn some heads. After considering some of the hard specs and features, though, Jaguar model reigns supreme over the competition. Take the time to explore both vehicles, and see the Jaguar XJ face-to-face near Naples and Marco Island at Jaguar Fort Myers.

Performance Specs

Both models are offered with two powerful engine options, but the 2016 Jaguar XJ edges out the 2016 BMW 7 Series with its base engine and runs away with a much more powerful V8.

  • 2016 Jaguar XJ: The base engine on the Jaguar XJ is a supercharged 3.0L V6 that makes a confident 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Move up to the XJ Supercharged, and you’ll get a supercharged 5.0L V8 that serves up 470 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque. A sport-tuned version of this engine comes with the Jaguar XJR, which increases its capabilities to a blistering 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. The Jaguar XJ is offered with both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive.
  • 2016 BMW 7 Series: The base engine on the BMW 7 Series is a 3.0L inline-six that makes 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a turbocharged 4.4L V8 that makes 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. Those are solid numbers, but they don’t match those put up by the Jaguar XJ. Depending on the version you choose, the BMW model is also offered with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive.
2016 Jaguar XJ


These are both premium luxury sedans, so it should come as no surprise that they come equipped with base features like leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a premium name-brand stereo system, and Bluetooth. However, the 2016 Jaguar XJ also gets standard heated and cooled front and rear seats, while the 2016 BMW 7 Series only gets standard heated front seats. Also, the Jaguar has 19-inch wheels, while the as compared to the BMW’s 18-inch wheels. Finally, the Jaguar XJ boasts blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alerts, which has to be purchased as an added option on the BMW 7 Series.
2016 Jaguar XJ interior

Starting Price

In addition to being more powerful and better equipped, the 2016 Jaguar XJ is also more accessibly priced.

  • 2016 Jaguar XJ: MSRP from $74,400
  • 2016 BMW 7 Series: MSRP from $81,300
2016 Jaguar XJ front

Choose the 2016 Jaguar XJ at Jaguar Fort Myers

From its immaculate engineering to its stunning design and opulently equipped cabin, the 2016 Jaguar XJ is a standout even among the most elite competition. Find out if this is the right luxury sports sedan for you by making the drive from Marco Island or Naples to Jaguar Fort Myers at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, FL. If you want to get more information before you come in, feel free to get in touch.