Road Tests Real world tests of Jaguar XFR vs BMW M3

0-60mph

Top speed

Jaguar XFR
155 mph
M3 (E92) Coupe
161 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Jaguar XFR
13.1 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Jaguar XFR

Reasons to consider the
Jaguar

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Significantly more torque 463 ft-lb @ 2,500 RPM vs 295 ft-lb @ 3,900 RPM More than 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more expensive sticker price $100k vs $60k More than 65% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 503 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 420 HP @ 8,300 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
Bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 3,999 cc More than 25% bigger engine
Front view of BMW M3

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BMW M3 (E92) Coupe

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Faster in the quarter mile 12.5 s vs 13.1 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 161 mph vs 155 mph 6 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 3,649 lb vs 4,305 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Jaguar XFR  vs
BMW M3 
Brand Jaguar BMW
Price 100,031 59,625
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2008
City mileage 15 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 20 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.56 lb/hp 8.69 lb/hp
Maximum hp 503 HP @ 6,000 RPM 420 HP @ 8,300 RPM
Maximum torque 463 ft-lb @ 2,500 RPM 295 ft-lb @ 3,900 RPM
Weight distribution 52%/48% 51%/49%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 3,999 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.7 in 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Jaguar XFR  vs
BMW M3 
Top speed 155 mph 161 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s 12.5 s
0-60mph 4.7 s 4.4 s
0-100mph 10 s 10 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Dynamic Stability Control, Active Differential Control RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 4.17:1
2: 2.34:1
3: 1.52:1
4: 1.14:1
5: 0.87:1
6: 0.69:1
Axle ratio 3.31:1 3.85:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 216 457/? 215
Rear wheels 508/? 241 457/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,305 lb 3,649 lb
Width 73.9 in 71.5 in
Height 57.5 in 55.8 in
Length 195.3 in 181.7 in
Front track width 61.4 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 114.5 in 108.7 in
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