The Jaguar XF was brought to the Jaguar line up in 2008 and was built to replace the old S-Type body style. The styling that the XF has brought is one of the most popular new designs from Jaguar and the popularity of the XF has led to a new trend of sty changes throughout the Jaguar family. The newly designed XF and XFR come in sedan and coupe models. This vehicle has put Jaguar back on top with a very luxurious and powerfully equipped sedan. The highly tuned chassis offers an amazingly smooth ride and a high performance driving machine.
The standard engine in the XF delivers 385 horsepower from a 5.0 liter V-8. There is also a supercharged version of this same engine that offers a huge 510 horsepower that really puts this sedan in the sports car class and has enough power from top to bottom to make this car feel like a supercar. The Jaguar XF is a sleek styled, luxury ridden powerhouse that is hidden in an innocent looking 4 door car. This car is not technically the flagship model form Jaguar, but then who’s counting.
Engines: 5.0L V-8, 5.0L supercharged V-8
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: Base, Premium, Supercharged, XFR
The XF’s 4.2-liter V-8 has been replaced with new direct-injected 5.0-liter V-8s that offer more power. A new high-performance XFR model was added to the top of the range while the Supercharged model bowed out, only to return in late 2010 as a 2011 model with the new 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. A new Portfolio package for the Premium model adds more luxury touches including contrast stitching, suede headliner, a new wood veneer and deep-pile carpets.
The 2011 Jaguar XF is a clear departure from conventional Jaguar styling that boasts a solid mix of classic cues and modern designs that make the car a stand-out in any crowd. A bevy of large, stylish wheels complete the look.
The XF comes with strong luxury credentials including standard leather, navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and starting, a premium stereo with satellite radio and auxiliary inputs and heated seats.
The 385-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 is as solid a base engine as you’re going to find in the segment where the XF plays. Performance buffs will prefer the 510-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that powers the XFR, the returning Supercharged model offers a comfortable middle-ground with 470 horsepower. The XF’s transmission offers several settings for various surfaces and performance.
Driver and passenger front and side airbags are standard, as are full-length side curtain airbags. Electronic aids include Stability and Traction Control, Corner Braking Control and Emergency Brake Assist.
Base, Premium: 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway
Supercharged, XFR: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway
- Great styling
- Slick electronic gizmos
- Top-notch interior
- Sporty handling
- Poor fuel economy
- Confusing infotainment system
Stylish, but needs polishing
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