BMW 6 Series Convertible vs Jaguar XK
We Brits love our drop-tops, and BMW’s new 6-Series Convertible looks set to be one of the summer’s hottest buys. But can it beat the Jaguar XK?
We didn’t expect to make such a head vs heart decision when picking a winner here. On paper, it’s difficult to see how the BMW could lose, given its sheer mechanical brilliance. And we are pleased to report that it doesn’t disappoint in the real world – it can turn its hand to driving at high speeds on a track or ambling along in traffic, and does both with ease. Yet it was the more raucous V8 Jag that left us fighting for the keys. In spite of its faults, the XK still has immense character and charm, with an engine that makes your heart rate rise nearly as quickly as the fuel gauge falls. However, jump back into the more polished 6-Series, and the Brit starts to feel a bit one-dimensional. Yes, its performance is immense, but the Jag simply isn’t as practical, advanced or accurate as its less expensive opponent. Ultimately, it hands victory to the BMW.
In this review
- 1Introduction - currently readingWe Brits love our drop-tops, and BMW’s new 6-Series Convertible looks set to be one of the summer’s hottest buys. But can it beat the Jaguar XK?
- 21st BMW 640i SE ConvertibleBMW's Six-cylinder newcomer scores big on style but trails on power compared to it's British rival
- 32nd Jaguar XK ConvertibleThe Older Jag has a distinct power advantage, Is old-fashioned muscle enough to keep Brit on top?
- 4Facts and figures