"This Jaguar is my first one. I drove MBs and BMWs for 25 years. I find it very well constructed, has excellent handling and performance and the interior materials are of high quality. The seats are very comfortable. I have driven it recently on snow and ice with the M&S All Season tires without any problems. The AWD helps of course. I find the 340HP 8 spd auto is a great performer--very fast--the Supercharger comes on line right away with no turbo-type spool-up delay. The Jaguar is very stable and quiet on the road. We feel it is a good alternative to either a MB E Class or a BMW 535.