Tested: Jaguar XF vs BMW 335i GT vs Volvo S60

Look it up and the good people at Wikipedia will tell you a Q-car is a sleeper car, a machine with good performance but an unassuming exterior. Cue the Qs then, Volvo’s pipe and slippers S60, BMW’s swallowed-a-whale 3 Series GT and Jaguar’s XF, more often than not last off the lights because the driver has fallen asleep after a particularly gruelling game of lawn bowls. Except these somnambulists have been gifted with hearts of thunder, more than enough grunt to stop pacemakers and ruin pimply GTi reputations. Expect the unexpected.


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