Jaguar XF (2015–)
- April 2015: New Jaguar XF unveiled
- January 2016: Jaguar XF gets AWD option
- June 2017: New 300PS 2.0-litre petrol added
- January 2019: Black Edition announced
New Jaguar XF unveiled
On sale with prices from £32,300 for the 164PS Ingenium engined 2.0 litre diesel. This managed 71.7mpg in the ECDC tests and emits 104g/km CO2 with 6-speed manual transmission. First UK deliveries September 2015.
An eight-speed transmission is also available, for an additional £1,750, although economy drops 68.9mpg.
4,954mm long x 1,457mm high. Wheelbase 2,960mm. 24mm more rear legroom than previous XF.
Available in four trims - Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio and S –the rear-wheel drive XF is initially offered with economical British-built 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engines with 163PS or 180PS.
The entry-level 163PS engine offers 380Nm of torque from 1,750rpm. An uprated 2.0 Ingenium diesel engine is available with 180PS and 430Nm of torque from £32,800. ECDC economy drops to 65.7mpg as a result, while CO2 emissions rise to 114g/km. Like the 163PS unit, the 180PS engine can be mated to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic ‘box.
For £49,950, the 2015 Jaguar XF can be specified with a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo diesel with 300PS and 700Nm of torque, fed through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The high powered diesel also gets improved suspension and brakes, while ECDC economy is 51.4mpg and 144g/km of CO2.
The F-Type’s 380PS 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol unit is also available for £49,950, with the same sports set-up and 450Nm of torque. The petrol is also the least efficient engine in the XF range though, returning 34.0mpg combined in the ECDC tests and emitting 198g/km of CO2.
The XF uses the same double-wishbone front suspension as the F-Type, with aluminium suspension at the back, which should make it sharper to drive with more grip and reduced body roll in the corners. Like the XE and F-Type Coupe, the XF uses an aluminium construction and weighs a considerable 190kg less than the old XF (base model 2.0 diesel 1,545kg).
The exterior takes a number of styling cues from the Jaguar XE, with a square front, prominent air intakes, enlarged grille and an aggressive wraparound bonnet. However, the XF retains its sleek headlights and coupe-like design, while the rear of the car is uses the traditional XF shape, using a similar sloping tailgate and angular rear light clusters.
The second-generation XF is 7mm shorter than the old model, but bigger inside with a 51mm gain in wheelbase length. Boot space in now 540 litres, while interior improvements more head and leg room all-round, along with an-new 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, revised smartphone connectivity and text-to-voice technology, which helps to reduce driver distraction by reading out incoming SMS messages. Range topping models also get a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster features four visual themes and full-screen navigation display.
Jaguar XF gets AWD option
The all-wheel drive system has been developed in-house by Jaguar and is identical to the one found in the F-Type AWD, with torque being delivered to the front axle when loss of grip is detected.
All XF AWD models get Land Rover's Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) technology as standard, allowing the driver to optimise the throttle, automatic transmission and traction control to cope with everything from light rain to heavy snow.
The AWD system is available with just one four-cylinder engine - 180PS Ingenium diesel - linked to an eight-speed automatic 'box. Claimed economy will be a respectable 57.7mpg and 129g/km of CO2. AWD diesels will also achieve 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds.
New 300PS 2.0-litre petrol added
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine produces 300PS and 400Nm of torque which gives the XF a 0-62mph time of 5.6 seconds with official fuel economy of 40mpg.
Black Edition announced
Black Editions are available across five Jaguar models: XE, XF, XF Sportbrake, E-Pace, F-Type and F-Pace. All Black Edition cars come fitted as standard with black alloy wheels, Black Pack, Privacy Glass and metallic paint – in a choice of colours – as standard.