The XF has been recognised as a dramatic expression of a bold new Jaguar design language, a car where the driving experience exceeded the expectations created by the striking appearance. Now, the new XFR takes this driving experience to new levels, shifting the balance even further towards dynamic performance while still retaining the XF’s core values as a refined and luxurious sports saloon.
The sporting image of the XFR is enhanced with a range of design features reflecting the car’s high performance credentials – streamlined front wings with redesigned air vents and a resculpted bonnet create more dynamic contours for the new XF. The effect is highlighted by the remodelled black mesh front grille and new front bumper designs which houses twin air intakes while the XF Diesel S models feature a distinctive gloss black mesh front grille with chrome surround.
LED light guide technology has been incorporated into the rear light clusters on the new XF, creating a unique night-time signature for the new XF with the light cluster having been redesigned so that it extends onto the boot lid. The new XF also has sensors that detect rain on the windscreen and switch the wipers on at the appropriate speed.
The XF's interior is designed to complement its sporting performance and increase driving pleasure. The exclusive options for the veneers and internal colour ways, and the 18/18 way Softgrain leather front sports seats together with electric side bolsters provide for greater comfort while cornering.
The XF’s leather steering wheel incorporates switches for the cruise control and JaguarVoice™, if it is fitted, which allows the driver to use the ‘voice’ button on the steering wheel and can then use spoken commands to control the audio, climate control and navigation systems, as well as the colour screen and Bluetooth® connection.
Safety and Security
The XF’s enhanced safety features set it apart from other cars in its range. Two-stage airbags for the driver and front passenger, as well as side and curtain airbags – all controlled by a sensing system that ensures they will only deploy if the seats are occupied. In addition, the seatbelts feature ‘soft landing’ technology to soften the contact with the airbag, and an anti-whiplash system is designed to move the head restraints forward if there is an accident whilst the optional Blind Spot Monitor uses radar to take much of the uncertainty out of changing lanes. An amber warning icon appears in the external mirror when the system detects vehicles that can’t be seen either directly or in one of the mirrors. Ultrasonic sensors in the new XF’s rear bumper are designed to detect objects up to 1.8m away and provide the driver with an audible warning. At the same time, graphics on the colour screen represent where the object is in relation to the car.
The new XF is powered by the innovative 2.2Litre AJ-i4D engine with Intelligent Stop/Start technology. This is a first for Jaguar and a first on an automatic Diesel saloon from a premium brand. This system is able to detect when the engine is not needed. The engine will restart as soon as the driver’s releases the brake pedal and will be operating at ‘idle’ before their foot reaches the accelerator. As well as reducing CO2 emissions, the system can deliver savings of 5–7% in fuel efficiency, depending on conditions