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DSCOTY '07: Luxury Coupes Redo
What is Dieselstation's best luxury coupe of the year?
BMW 3-series Coupe [ 14 ] ** [25.93%]
Jaguar XK/XKR Coupe [ 26 ] ** [48.15%]
Mercedes CL-Class [ 2 ] ** [3.70%]
Porsche 911 Targa 4/4S [ 12 ] ** [22.22%]
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clarkma5
post Nov 23 2006, 12:56 PM
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Very sorry for yet another redo on this one. When I was doing my research, edmunds indicated the XKR was a 2008 model. In the period between then and now, edmunds and jaguar have both listed the XKR as a 2007 model without me double checking myself. Realizing that this is a tight category where the inclusion of the XKR could really change things, I found the need to redo this poll quite compelling.

For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '07 competition, please see this thread.

BMW 3-series Coupe
Base MSRP:
$35,300
Available Engines: 3.0 liter DOHC 24-valve inline-6 with 230 HP and 200 ft.-lbs. of torque; 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged direct-injection DOHC 24-valve inline-6 with 300 HP and 300 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive or all wheel drive (328xi only)
Curb Weight: 3351-3627 lbs.







Jaguar XK/XKR Coupe
Base MSRP:
$75,500
Available Engines: 4.2 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 300 HP and 310 ft.-lbs. of torque, 4.2 liter supercharged DOHC 32-valve V8 with 420 HP and 413 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3671-3814 lbs.







Mercedes CL-class
Base MSRP:
$100,000 (estimated)
Available Engines: 5.5 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 382 HP and 391 ft.-lbs. of torque; 5.5 liter twin-turbocharged SOHC 36-valve V12 with 510 HP and 612 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 4398-4817 lbs.







Porsche 911 Targa 4/4S
Base MSRP:
$85,700
Available Engines: 3.6 liter DOHC 24-valve H6 with 325 HP and 273 ft.-lbs. of torque; 3.8 liter DOHC 24-valve H6 with 355 HP and 295 ft.-lbs. of torque (381 HP with X51 option)
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: All wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3329+ lbs.





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post Nov 23 2006, 02:37 PM
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Even more reason to vote for the Jag.
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post Nov 23 2006, 11:26 PM
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Amen to that, Moe. I still haven't warmed up to the new snout on the Jag but most everything else about it warms my balls.
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post Nov 23 2006, 11:28 PM
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I'd want the XKR over the 335i, but the 335i over the standard XK...i guess that leaves my vote with the Jag now, but not by much.
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post Nov 24 2006, 12:43 AM
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The Jaguar looks like ass, and the Benz isn't much better. That, and overly expensive land barges don't do anything for me, regardless of what it does for others. I like the Porsche 911 a LOT, but not enough to pay that much for the targa and the 4WD (honestly, just give me a "base" 911 and that's all I would want)

Finally, a Bangle-era BMW I am actually salivating over. And that twin turbo 300hp 335i for that price range (of a BMW coupe)... easy winner for me.
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post Nov 24 2006, 04:56 AM
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None.
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post Nov 24 2006, 10:58 AM
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The jag does not look like ass...and looks down right sexy in XKR form.

I originally voted for the Targa in the other thread, but given the choice of the super-jag, the XKR, I had to go for it. It is agressive, beautiful, and with the XKR add-ons (the supercharger especially) it is irrisistable.
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post Nov 24 2006, 02:30 PM
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The Jag does like it's predecessor look a bit odd in the pictures, but onece I got to see it for real, my goodness that was a good looking car... So my vote went for the XKR
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post Nov 24 2006, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE(leif @ Nov 24 2006, 09:58 PM) *
The jag does not look like ass...and looks down right sexy in XKR form.

I originally voted for the Targa in the other thread, but given the choice of the super-jag, the XKR, I had to go for it. It is agressive, beautiful, and with the XKR add-ons (the supercharger especially) it is irrisistable.


It can look like ass if he wants it to. It's his opinion.



































...of course we all know his opinion is wrong.
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post Nov 24 2006, 05:02 PM
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Ze Porsche
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post Nov 27 2006, 03:31 PM
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The Porsche gets my vote.

The BMW doesn't get it because

1. It's ugly
2. BMW owners suck.

The Jaguar doesn't get my vote because this is the only sexy Jaguar imo and it's only sexy because it looks like an Aston Martin. Also someone smear shit all over the interior.

The Mercedes is boring and most people who have $100k will spend it on something else when they see someone smeared shit all over its interior.

The 911... ~Drool~

Nuff said.
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Dr. Strangelove
post Nov 27 2006, 10:46 PM
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I saw/drove an XK at work the other day and it looks great. You can hardly see the Taurus front end I talked about earlier. It is the first jag I got excited about since the XJ220 so this is my pick.
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post Dec 2 2006, 07:52 AM
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i picked the jag because its SOOOO sexy and i love the noise that i makes.
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post Dec 3 2006, 05:50 AM
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Fear the Jaguar!
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