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Contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship and state-of-the art technology make the brand’s new XF a compelling choice in the executive express class…
The all-new Jaguar XF brings a blend of design, luxury, technology and efficiency to the executive car segment, underpinned by class-leading driving dynamics and refinement.
The dynamic, coupé-like design is formed around Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive architecture and combines the outstanding proportions, elegant surfaces and perfect lines which define all Jaguar cars, with a longer wheelbase, more interior space and exceptionally low aerodynamic drag.
The cabin is a seamless combination of contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship and state-of-the art technology, with features such as an eight-inch touch screen for the InControl Touch infotainment system to the laser head-up display.
Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive architecture has enabled weight savings of up to 190kg over the previous model – making the 132kW diesel derivative up to 35kg lighter than competing models – with an increase in torsional stiffness of up to 28%. The architecture also delivers dramatic improvements in packaging and the proportions so essential to Jaguar design.
The all-new XF is 4 954mm long: at 2 960 the wheelbase is 51mm longer than before, the front overhang 66mm shorter. Though 7mm shorter and 3mm lower than the original XF, rear seat space is class-leading thanks to 15mm more legroom, 24mm more knee-room and up to 27mm more headroom. Aerodynamically it is also superior: the drag coefficient drops from 0,29 to just 0,26.
The light, stiff body is also fundamental to the XF’s vehicle dynamics. Double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension – combined with near-50:50 weight distribution – deliver the ideal balance between ride and handling.
Advanced passive damper technology delivers exceptional ride quality, the system monitoring body movement 100 times a second and wheel movement 500 times a second to determine the optimum damper settings for driving conditions.
Jaguar Configurable Dynamics technology, optional on all V6 models, enables the driver to individually tailor settings for dampers, steering, engine and eight-speed automatic transmission while All-Surface Progress Control, developed for low-speed driving in low-grip conditions, automatically manages the brakes and the throttle to deliver the best possible traction. The system operates between 3,6km/h and 30km/h with desired speed set by the driver using cruise control switches.
Infotainment and connectivity has also been brought up-to-date. The model features Jaguar’s InControl Touch system, similar to that introduced last year in the XE, which links smartphones via Bluetooth or USB to the audio system.
To minimise driver distraction the all-new XF offers a colour laser head-up display. Compared to competitor systems, this technology is smaller, lighter, and generates high-contrast images that are easier to read in strong sunlight.
Stereo camera technology enables lane departure warning and lane-keep assist systems. Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist takes the stress out of motorway driving in stop-go traffic by tracking the vehicle in front, at a safe distance.
The all-new XF is also the first Jaguar to offer adaptive full-LED headlights. Featuring two banks of LEDs and reflectors – one for dipped beam, the other for main beam – they generate light with a colour temperature closer to that of daylight than is achievable with Xenon lights, delivering better illumination. At the same time, energy consumption is reduced.
In all, the XF represents a classy, efficient and stylish executive express.
20d Prestige R714 800
20d R-Sport R782 700
25t Prestige R755 153
25t R-Sport R822 953
25t Portfolio R856 253
35t R-Sport R1 045 503
XF S R1 186 803