The first picture of the 2012 Jaguar XF has leaked to the web, ahead of the cars unveiling at the New York Auto Show.

The first picture of the 2012 Jaguar XF has leaked to the web, ahead of the car's unveiling at the New York Auto Show.

Looking more elegant that ever before, the updated model features a new hood, a revised front fascia, and sleeker XJ-inspired headlights. Out back, we can expect a modified rear bumper and restyled taillights.

Under the hood, engine options will likely carryover with the exception of a new 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel that develops 190 PS (140 kW / 187 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. As we have previously reported, the engine enables the XF to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds, hit a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph), and average 52.3 mpg UK (5.4 L/100km / 43.5 mpg US).

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