Satisfying a driving enthusiast is always tricky. They seem to live and breath cars and know so much about them that its difficult to answer their queries to their satisfaction. Hope this one works out.
I’m a driving enthusiast, and I’m on the lookout for a powerful diesel saloon. I have shortlisted the BMW 530d, the Audi A6 3.0 TDI and the Jaguar XF-S diesel. My budget is Rs 50 lakh. Which car would you recommend?
If you are a driving enthusiast, then look no further than the 530d. It has the best performance and the incredibly punchy 3.0-litre diesel makes every drive an absolute delight. The sharp handling and comfortable ride only adds to the 530d’s appeal. One thing that goes hugely in favour of BMW cars is there rear wheel drive format. Thanks to which the car does not have over steer issue as the rear feels more planted, which could be used effectively while getting into the corners with speed, which enthusiast like you would just love.
The Jaguar XF-S too is a great car to drive but it’s too expensive because it’s fully imported and hence attracts a high duty. If you are leaning towards the BMW, then go for it. Just bear in mind that the rear seat is the worst in this class for sheer comfort and hence not a great place to be. But then does it matter for people like you who would be spending more time in the driver seat and not being driven passively in a Beemer.