Jaguar has introduced a set of final changes for the outgoing XF, including a new R-Sport Black version.

Jaguar has introduced a set of final changes for the outgoing XF, including a new R-Sport Black version.

Launched in 2007, the first generation XF (codenamed X250) is on its way to a well-deserved retirement and Jaguar is sending off the mid-size model with an R-Sport Black variant which costs £2,100 more than the regular R-Sport but adds £8,700 worth of goodies. It's being offered with five exterior paints from £38,350 (£40,850 Sportbrake) with 20-inch black Kalimnos alloy wheels, sports seats with 18-way memory function, full bond-grain leather upholstery and a 770-watt Meridian surround sound system.

Power comes exclusively from a four-cylinder, 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine developing 200 HP (147 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque channeled to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It allows the sedan to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 8.5 seconds before topping out at 140 mph (225 km/h) whereas the Sportbrake runs the sprint in 8.8 seconds and hits 134 mph (214 km/h).

Jaguar will be offering from now on the winter comfort and parking packages as standard across the entire range and these bring heated seats, heated windscreen, front parking sensors and a rearview camera. Opt for one of the Portfolio, Diesel S Portfolio, XFR and XFR-S versions and you also get standard blind spot monitor while the SE, SE Business and Premium Luxury trims have been axed. In addition, Jaguar is no longer offering the gasoline 3.0-liter V6 and diesel 3.0-liter TDV6 engines.

The all-new (larger) Jaguar XF will receive its world premiere at the New York Auto Show kicking off on April 1st with the first press day.

Full pricing details can be found in the press release area.

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