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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs 2016 Jaguar XF

The Mercedes-Benz CLS and the Jaguar XF come from very different families. Mercedes-Benz is based on luxury and features a wide range of performance levels, while Jaguar is focused mainly on performance with a wide range of luxury. When you meet in the middle, you get the CLS400 Coupe and the XF S. Both feature futuristic styling, mid-level performance, and the most advanced interior technology in the world. 

On the outside, these two vehicles are easily distinguishable. Although their physical measurements are very close, the curves and edges give these vehicles enough of a unique look that alone is enough for some buyers to make a decision. If you are more interested in the performance aspects of the car, you may be fooled by the extra horsepower in the supercharged XF S.

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 Coupe

3.0L Biturbo V6

329 HP

354 lb-ft

20/29 MPG City/Hwy






2016 Jaguar XF S

3.0L Supercharged V6

380 HP

339 lb-ft

20/29 MPG City/Hwy

Biturbo Magic

Despite the extra horsepower in the Jaguar, the Mercedes-Benz jumps from 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds, which is an unnoticeable .2 seconds under the Jaguar. Additionally, the Mercedes-Benz actually has a higher top speed than the XF S and gets better fuel economy on the highway thanks to a lower drag coefficient and a lower overall height. The Jaguar does win some points by sporting an 8-speed transmission and having a lower curb weight, but then the only explanation for the extra performance in the Mercedes-Benz is the biturbo system. Traditionally, superchargers make more torque than turbochargers. In this case, Mercedes-Benz has designed the perfect balance with two turbochargers to make more torque than the supercharged XF S.  

On the inside, the Jaguar and the Mercedes-Benz CLS actually look similar. They feature clean dashboards, dominated by an infotainment screen and a center console for the likes of a king or queen. The leather seats are large, comfortable, and adjustable in every way possible. Both vehicles also feature different driving modes, but the Mercedes-Benz has more options. When it comes to the Mercedes-Benz CLS and the Jaguar XF S, there is no better place to put your money than the Mercedes-Benz. If you have any questions about this comparison or the Mercedes-Benz CLS specifically, contact us today at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for a test drive!

Dark cabin of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS by the ocean
Brown upholstery on the front seats of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Rear entertainment screens in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS