12 Rounds with…2010 BMW 760Li vs. 2011 Jaguar XJL Supercharged
Round 8: Safety
There's something about long wheelbase European sedans that conjures up images of chauffeuring foreign dignitaries. The Jaguar's standard features - antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and side curtain airbags, active head restraints, and blind spot warning system - will keep them safe in an accident; the BMW 760Li's bevy of high-tech safety gear will protect them from a military coup. The optional NightVision camera can look up to 165 feet ahead of the car and uses thermal imaging to detect people and animals and display them on the screen. For daytime driving, optional side-view cameras mounted near the front wheel wells can scope out oncoming traffic at intersections and blind curves. And a front collision warning system calculates following distance, providing visible and audible warnings of a possible crash while preparing the braking system for a shorter stopping distance. Blind spot and lane departure warnings and a heads-up display round out the impressive safety offerings.
Scorecard: The 760Li just might be the safest things on four wheels.