Jaguar XF

First being introduced to the public at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Jaguar XF eventually made its way to the dealerships in March of 2008. Now, nearly eight years later, Jaguar has a new design that it brought to the 2015 New York Auto Show. Although its design is heavily based on the previous model, the new XF is a much more comprehensive update. Base MASRP $51,000


Jaguar’s new updated design manages aims to improve upon on the downfalls of the previous generations while still retaining Jaguar’s classic refinement. At the front, redesigned, narrower full-LED headlights project for a larger field of view at night. A larger central air intake and more pronounced lower intakes help give the engine all the fresh air it will need. The hood remains muscular with bulges stretching towards the windshield. At the rear, new taillights with longer, thinner units accentuate the car’s width. A weight savings of 132 pounds on the RWD model and 265 pounds on the AWD model is a result of the new XF’s architecture being made out of 75 percent aluminum.


Due to the longer wheelbase and more compact aluminum architecture, the interior of the XF actually features improved legroom and headroom in both the front and rear seats. Jaguar has stated that the new infotainment system in the XF is the most complex and advanced yet. With the new InControl Touch system that features a vehicle-optimized app suit for smartphone remote control as well as an 8-inch touchscreen or optional 10.2-inch touchscreen. The optional 10.2-inch screen comes with a quad-core processor, an Ethernet connection for faster data transfers, smoother graphics and good response time, and a solid-state drive. Other features include a heads-up laser display and an 825-Watt digital surround sound stereo system with no less than 17 speakers.


For the new and improved XF, there are multiple engine options available. Two supercharged, 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engines, one producing 340 horsepower and the other 380 horsepower. There are also more economical engines available, including the 2.0-liter four-cylinder offered in two tunes: 160 horsepower with 280 lb-ft of torque or 177 horsepower with 317 lb-ft of torque. A supercharged V8 is expected but has not been confirmed as of April 2015. All of these engines will be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The 340 horsepower XF will hit 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.


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