The Jaguar XF is a model that will replace the S-Type and the Jaguar and-order perations. It is also a four-door sedan and five-seater, longitudinal front engine and rear drive. The XF is radically different from other Jaguar for the body style, is larger and heavier than models like the Audi A6 or the BMW5 Series and has several new items of equipment.
The range consists of three gasoline and diesel already used Jaguar above all with a gearbox six-speed automatic. There are three trim levels ( ‘Luxury’, ‘Premium Luxury’ and ‘SV8′) but not all are available with each engine, these versions are not distinguishable externally except for the tires (17 inch minimum and 20 “maximum) and logo.
The price ranges from € 52,900 to € 90,930 (price of all versions) and the price is high, because the standard equipment is too. The XF 2.7D V6 Luxury (207 hp) costs more than a BMW 525d aut (197 hp), if the equipment is matched, the BMW is more expensive. A Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI is priced similar to the XF and less standard equipment.
Jaguar XF anticipated the appearance of the C-XF concept. Is responsible for the design Ian Callum, who has not used some of the features of Jaguar, present in current and previous models. Instead of the four headlights of the other Jaguar saloon there are two lights, but designed so that the image of the four.
The distinctive silhouette of the Jaguar saloon, with three separate volumes and a lower trunk and long, has been replaced by a figure close to that of a coupe with two volumes. Previously, Jaguar sedans were distinguished by low exterior height, the XF is enlarged, is higher than an X-Type, an S-Type or XJ . However, continues to measure something less than a BMW5 Series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class (measured the same as an Audi A6 and more than a Lexus GS).
XF length (4,961 mm) is greater than the S-Type, the XF has become one of the models in its class size larger, 129 mm less than an XJ. There are models which are mainly for U.S. market with a similar length to the XF, including the Chrysler 300 C or the Infiniti M(which will be sold soon in Europe). Among the European-built models, the largest so far was the Audi A6
One of the drawbacks of a large size is that in this case also involves a high weight. The XF is made of steel and, for equal motor is heavier than the XK (which is aluminum).
The XF also is heavier than other models of this type, if we take as reference diesel versions with six-cylinder engine and automatic transmission, an XF weighs 116 kg more than an Audi A6 2.7 TDI and 176 kg more than a BMW 525d. Taking as reference the XF V8 gasoline (1.824 kg), weight is also higher than other models with this type of engine and rear wheel drive like the BMW 540i (1,725 kg) or the Lexus GS 430 (1,770 kg).
In part because of the weight, the XF has increased performance and consumption below the average. The difference is small in the case of diesel, in this table we can see that the XF is the most consuming between these models and not the fastest. This disadvantage is greater for the XF V6 gasoline engine, as shown in this table, is the most consumed, the least that reaches speeds and less speed.
The interior retains some features of the mark in identifying more than the outside. Jaguar seeks the appearance of the dashboard and the driving position are clean, for minimizing the number of buttons and knobs. Many features of the car are handled with the touch screen, for others there is a small number of controls. To emphasize the image of simplicity, aerators are closed until they are at work, giving the contact is automatically opened.
Jaguar has replaced the gear shift property grid in a ‘J’ by a circular control with two movements: axial and rotary. To select any of the positions that rotate and change there for others, then you have to press upon him. It can be changed manually via levers behind the steering wheel.
It has automatic parking brake which is driven by a small lever. Some controls, such as opening the glove compartment or that the lights from the ceiling, are the type that should not come to push, just bring your finger or touch them lightly.
For interior lighting Jaguar combines light blue light projected on the controls with illuminated controls in outline. The wood for the interior lining is of walnut or oak, combined with aluminum parts and textile materials in the roof, a new type of material called “Morzine”.
It has four serial electrically adjustable seats and, optionally, seats with more adjustment options. The front seats have heating and ventilation, there are two types of ventilation for the whole seat or just the sidewalk. The leather upholstery is a standard feature, drilled in the two versions with more equipment ( ‘Premium Luxury’ and ‘SV8′). Both versions also have leather on the top of the doors and dashboard.
The boot measures 500 liters of volume when you carry a spare wheel and 540 if it takes, the form is not regular when he has options such as very low frequency speaker. The rear seatback can break down and in so doing, the volume is extended by another 420 l.
Among the systems of driving aids that can lead obstacle detectors are in blind spots (which works with radar, not with cameras), an active developer of speed and speed limiter. Series has a support system for parking in the rear and, optionally, one in the front and a camera that shows a picture later in the dash display. Systems of this type have appeared recently, the XF can not have a lane keeping system or any kind of adaptive lighting.