Upgrading to e250/Jag Xf

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by digisatman, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. digisatman

    digisatman Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    122
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Hey all,

    Thinking of upgrading from w211 e270cdi to either a year-old e250cdi or Jag XF 3.0.

    I took a e250 cdi sport for a test drive yesterday, and cant help but feel the interior is a bit cheap and not the luxury I would expect it to be. Most of the e-classes tend to be sport models aswell.

    Either going to go for a E-class or Jag XF, but really not sure? Any thoughts?
     
  2. Red C220

    Red C220 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,197
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2011
    Location:
    Surrey
    Car:
    2015 SL400 : 2017 S6 Avant
    Jag XF is really competing with the E class not the C class.

    XF interior it simply streets ahead of any Merc bar £100K plus models.

    New E class is nice, and the Sport is a looker.
     
  3. st4

    st4 Banned

    Messages:
    14,374
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Location:
    In the driving seat
    Car:
    C220cdi tourer
    I've not sampled an XF but I'd wager it would be more fun to drive given the reviews. The E class will be a bit more solidly made (you'd hope). Also looking at e250cdi and Jag XF3 litre you're comparing a 4 pot merc with a 6 pot Jag. The two cars may compare on price but in smoothness, the shaguar will win...
     
  4. OP
    OP
    digisatman

    digisatman Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    122
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    come on more opinion / please
     
  5. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    15,601
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    Ap Norf
    Car:
    That one
    You would need to compare the 3.0 V6 Mercedes to make a fairer comparison.
    The interior in the Jaaaaaag may look nicer, but it's nowhere near as well put together as an E-Class.

    The exterior of the W212 is by far better looking.

    DSLiverpool (a forum member on here) had an XFR and iirc wasn't impressed at all with it.

    The only reason I'd buy the XF is because it's made in Britain.
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. Peterr_ibg

    Peterr_ibg Active Member

    Messages:
    94
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Location:
    Derby
    Car:
    S 350 BlueTech L AMG Sport Edition ( sold), Audi A8 Black edition
    I can't comment on the driving experience, but when I sat in the Jag it felt smaller inside. The coupe styling certainly reduced the rear headroom and sat in the driving seat, it felt more cramped that the W212.
     
  7. Mactech

    Mactech Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,093
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2005
    Location:
    Biddulph
    Car:
    GLE 350d AMG Line, Land Rover Defender, Mazda MX~5, Honda VFR1200
    I had similar cars in my sights a couple of years ago and drove a number of XF's. My wife complained the ride was 'stiff' I would say 'firm', but they do drive well. The 2.7 is sweet but gutless, the 3.0 is ok and the 3.0s tops the lot on response, grunt and economy. I found the interiors a bit flash but without the hewn from solid feel of the 211.
    The 212 is a good solid car, but the interior is a bit of a let down after a 211 in my opinion.
    I ended up with a 3 month old CLS which does everthing well unless you need loads of rear space;)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.