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BMW 7-Series

4.5 out of 5 4.5

Six generations in and the BMW 7 Series still showcases the talents and technologies of the firm and its engineers, with 13 industry firsts debuting on this model set to filter down into the rest of the BMW range. For much of its four decade-long history, the 7 Series has been in the shadow of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class – and to a lesser extent... read more

PROS

  • Comfort
  • Technology
  • Driver appeal
  • Efficiency

CONS

  • Derivative looks
  • Rear seat space
  • Expensive options

Jaguar XJ Saloon

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The XJ is the pinnacle of Jaguar’s ethos of building cars that offer high performance and comfort in equal measures. It’s a world away from its predecessor, both in terms of appearance and driving, yet this is still very much a Jaguar with plenty of delightful styling details and a coupe-like look. An all-aluminium body ensures a low kerb weight –... read more

PROS

Daring and unique styling both inside and out, supremely refined, available as a long wheelbase, muscular performance, agile handling

CONS

Steering lacks some feel, rear headroom could be better

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

4.8 out of 5 4.8

Although various pretenders to the best luxury saloon crown have come and gone over the decades, it’s the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon that remains the best in its segment. For the German marque, it’s a showcase for its technological brilliance, bristling with all manner of driver aids, safety equipment, while not forgetting its role of pampering... read more

PROS

  • Indulgent levels of luxury
  • Crammed with technology
  • Diesels’ real-world efficiency
  • Crushing performance of AMGs

CONS

  • Restricted range to pick from
  • Options are very expensive
  • Lacks rivals’ exclusivity
  • Ubiquity might count against it 
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