Jaguar XF (2008 – 2015) Review
Jaguar XF (2008 – 2015) At A Glance
Wonderful and bespoke feeling interior. Amazingly quiet and refined. More economical 2.2 diesel from 2011. Navigation not fitted as standard on most models.
2.2 diesel may be economical but lacks performance. Early XFs suffer from reported electrical gremlins.
Few cars feel as special as the Jaguar XF. In a market dominated by German makes such as the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, the Jaguar XF is a genuinely different rival that stands out thanks to its sleek styling and wonderfully unique interior. Jaguar moved away from the traditional styling of the S-Type and has instead gone with a sharp yet elegant look, giving the Jaguar XF plenty of road presence, helped by that large gaping grille at the front.
And that appearance is backed up by some superb engines. Jaguar's ethos is focussed towards premium quality and performance as much as comfort, so there are no low powered engines in the range. Instead there are V6 and V8s delivering the kind of pace you'd expect from a Jaguar. But the best engine is the superb 3.0-litre diesel which is supremely refined and incredibly punchy, making for effortless long distance driving.
On the road on 17-inch or 19-inch wheels the Jaguar XF is as cossetting and as comfortable as you'd expect from a Jaguar with a serene feeling on motorways, but it's in corners where the XF is a revelation. It's poised and precise with great body control and a really sporty nature. And inside it's just as good.
The cabin is a superb piece of design with some wonderful details such as the circular gear selector which slowly rises from the centre console when you start the engine. There's also a lovely blue backlight to all the switches which gives the XF cabin a really different appearance at night. Of course, the Jaguar XF isn't cheap, but it does come well equipped as standard and has a charm and class that few cars, even from other premium makes, can match.
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On the inside of an Jaguar XF (2008 – 2015)
If you're expecting the traditional Jaguar interior with plenty of old-fashioned wood and big leather armchair-like seats then you'll be surprised. This is a modern Jaguar and nowhere is this more evident than in the cabin which has an elegant and sophisticated look. The dash and central console aren't cluttered with buttons thanks to a touchscreen system which allows you to control the stereo, climate control and sat nav, which is standard on all models. The switches that are there primarily give quick and easy access to functions such as audio volume and climate control temperature.
It's very different from any other premium make and helps the XF stand out from the usual German brands, helped by some unique features such as the metal gear selector dial that slides up out of the central console when you start the engine. This is accompanied by the air vents that automatically rotate open in what Jaguar calls a 'visual ballet'. It's these elegancy details which make it feel that bit more special.
As well as the centre cubby, which includes CD storage, an auxiliary power supply and an audio interface for an iPod or other MP3 players, the centre console has two compartments with veneered lids. It can take a large cup and two more modestly sized cups plus other oddments. Without the cupholders in place there is generous storage space for items such as sunglasses in their cases. There are large storage pockets in each door and on the backs of the front seats, while the rear centre armrest also incorporates two cupholders.
With a boot capacity of 500 litres the XF is competitive with other premium saloons and there's enough room for two large suitcases. If you opt for a puncture repair kit rather than a space-saver spare, boot space is boosted to 540 litres. There is still the option to liberate a further 420 litres of space by folding down the rear seat backs.
And in terms of rear passenger space, the Jaguar XF feels very similar to its main competitors. You'll struggle with three adults in the back due to the high central floor tunnel, but with two in the back you'll find good legroom and adequate headroom. The standard leather seats are incredibly comfortable too.
Equipment from launch (March 2008):
Luxury is the starting point in the XF range and comes with eight-way adjustable leather trimmed seats, 7-inch colour touchscreen display, satellite navigation system, Bluetooth, six-disc in-dash CD changer, rear parking aid, interior mood lighting, heated exterior mirrors with electric adjustment, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control plus cruise control.
Premium Luxury adds 10-way heated Softgrain leather seats with lumbar adjustment, 18-inch alloy wheels, Jaguar 320W premium sound system with eight speakers and sub-woofer, driver's seat memory function, heated windscreen and Softgrain leather stitched and tailored instrument panel and door tops.
SV8 is available on the 4.2-litre supercharged model only and gets additional features such as active heated and cooled front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps with automatic levelling, headlamp washers and CATS (Computer Active Technology Suspension).
Portfolio (from March 2009) is distinguished by 19-inch Artura alloy wheels, 16-way ventilated heated and cooled front seats, Suedecloth premium headlining, premium carpet mats, a wider choice of veneers and five interior colour combinations including two that are unique to the Portfolio - all of them featuring distinctive contrast stitching.
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Driving Jaguar XF (2008 – 2015)
- Engines range from 2.2 D 163 to 5.0 V8 Supercharged 550
- Readers report Real MPG to be between 16–51 mpg
There was one diesel engine available when the XF was launched - a 2.7-litre twin turbocharged V6 with a fairly modest 207bhp. But what helps make this engine such a good choice is the sheer torque it offers, making it ideal for effortless long distance motorway driving. It's very refined too and this is helped by the excellent six-speed automatic gearbox (which comes as standard on all XFs) which gives rapid yet incredibly smooth shifts. It also comes with steering wheel-mounted paddles for changing gear yourself.
In fact, the diesel is so good it makes the entry-level 3.0-litre V6 petrol seem somewhat pointless. It does have more horsepower with 238bhp but it's marginally slower from 0-62mph and uses more fuel with an average of 26.8mpg compared to the diesels with 36.7mpg. Of course if it's performance you're after (and don't mind the fuel bills) then the 4.2-litre V8 is the engine to go for.
The standard 300bhp 4.2-litre V8 has a 0-62mph time of just 6.5 seconds and is incredibly muscular with a delightfully deep burble from the engine and a nice rasp from the exhausts under acceleration. But the real star is the supercharged version which sees power boosted to an incredibly 420bhp and an immense 560Nm of torque.
It's a very different beast and feels lighting fast with a 0-62mph of just 5.4 seconds, with thunderous pace available with just a slight prod of the accelerator. However, at low speeds it's sedate and as easy going as the diesel.
On the road the XF is wonderfully easy and relaxing to drive, in-keeping with the Jaguar tradition for comfort. The ride quality is excellent and at 70mph it's amazingly quiet inside. The long wheelbase and wide track mean it's very stable, which is great news in corners. This is no wallowy and soft saloon, it's taut and level with great composure, giving you plenty of confidence to push it into corners.
In March 2009 the engine line-up was revised and the big news was the introduction of a new 3.0-litre diesel to the replace the 2.7-litre engine. Also used in the Land Rover Discovery 4 and Range Rover Sport, this superb V6 diesel boasts more power with 240bhp plus extra torque and the increases are instantly noticeable on the road, especially when accelerating hard where there's more power available at high revs.
But the real gem is the XF Diesel S which uses this 3.0-litre diesel engine but fitted with sequential turbochargers to boost power to 275bhp giving it a 0-62mph time of just 6.4 seconds. It's one of the best diesel cars around and offers effortless acceleration with really punchy in-gear peformance for overtaking. It's also incredibly hushed in-keeping with Jaguar's refined image. Yet despite all these improvements, it's actually more efficient and can average 42.0mpg with CO2 emissions of 179g/km - impressive for such a large vehicle.
At the same time, the 4.2-litre V8 was replaced with a new 5.0-litre V8. The normally aspirated version has 385bhp and huge reserves of torque making it a wonderful car at the top of the range. 0-62mph comes up in just 5.7 seconds and it's a delight to drive with breathtaking acceleration. The supercharged version of this engine is now reserved for the high performance XFR model.
In 2010 Jaguar introduced a new Adaptive Dynamics system for the XF Diesel S model and you can read our first drive here.
|2.2 D||52–55 mpg||8.5 s||139–149 g/km|
|2.2 D 163||55–58 mpg||8.5–10.5 s||129–139 g/km|
|3.0 Supercharged||29 mpg||5.9 s||224 g/km|
|3.0 V6||27 mpg||8.3 s||249 g/km|
|3.0 V6 D||47 mpg||7.1 s||159 g/km|
|3.0 V6 D S||47 mpg||6.4 s||159 g/km|
|5.0 V8||25 mpg||5.7 s||264 g/km|
|5.0 V8 Supercharged||24 mpg||4.9 s||268 g/km|
|5.0 V8 Supercharged 550||24 mpg||4.4 s||270 g/km|
Jaguar XF (2008 – 2015) Models and Specs
|Kerb Weight||1665–1987 kg|
|Boot Space||470–963 L|
|Alternative||Space-saving spare wheel|
|Road Tax Bands||D–M|
|Official MPG||22.4–57.7 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
On sale until April 2017
|Saloon 5.0L 550ps V8 Supercharged Auto 4dr||£80,025||24.4 mpg||4.4 s|
On sale until October 2015
|2.2 Diesel Luxury 163 4dr Auto||£33,445||57.7 mpg||10.5 s|
|2.2 Diesel Luxury 200 4dr Auto||£34,550||55.4 mpg||8.5 s|
|2.2 Diesel Portfolio 163 4dr Auto||£37,195||57.7 mpg||10.5 s|
|2.2 Diesel Portfolio 200 4dr Auto||£38,700||55.4 mpg||8.5 s|
|2.2 Diesel R-Sport 163 4dr Auto||£34,695||57.7 mpg||10.5 s|
|2.2 Diesel R-Sport 200 4dr Auto||£36,250||55.4 mpg||8.5 s|
|3.0 V6 Diesel S Portfolio 275 4dr Auto||£49,515||47.1 mpg||6.4 s|
|5.0 XFR V8 Supercharged 510 4dr Auto||£65,450||24.4 mpg||4.9 s|
On sale until January 2015
|2.2 Diesel Premium Luxury 163 4dr Auto||£35,795||57.7 mpg||10.5 s|
|2.2 Diesel Premium Luxury 200 4dr Auto||£37,200||55.4 mpg||8.5 s|
|2.2 Diesel SE 163 4dr Auto||£29,945||57.7 mpg||10.5 s|
|2.2 Diesel SE Business 163 4dr Auto||£31,495||57.7 mpg||10.5 s|
|3.0 S/C Portfolio 340 4dr Auto||£51,410||29.4 mpg||5.9 s|
|3.0 S/C Premium Luxury 340 4dr Auto||£48,510||29.4 mpg||5.9 s|
|3.0 V6 Diesel Luxury 240 4dr Auto||£35,865||47.1 mpg||7.1 s|
|3.0 V6 Diesel Portfolio 240 4dr Auto||£45,115||47.1 mpg||7.1 s|
|3.0 V6 Diesel Premium Luxury 240 4dr Auto||£40,115||47.1 mpg||7.1 s|
|3.0 V6 Diesel R-Sport 240 4dr Auto||£37,365||47.1 mpg||7.1 s|
|3.0 V6 Diesel S Premium Luxury 275 4dr Auto||£46,615||47.1 mpg||6.4 s|
On sale until September 2013
|2.2 Diesel Sport 4dr Auto||£34,945||55.4 mpg||8.5 s|
|3.0 V6 Diesel S Luxury 4dr Auto||£41,860||47.1 mpg||6.4 s|
On sale until June 2012
|5.0 V8 Portfolio 4dr Auto||£52,130||25.4 mpg||5.7 s|
|5.0 V8 S Premium Luxuiry 4dr Auto||£49,230||25.4 mpg||5.7 s|
On sale until January 2012
|2.2 Diesel SE 4dr Auto||£30,950||52.3 mpg||8.5 s|
On sale until April 2011
|5.0 V8 S Premium Luxuiry 4dr Auto||£43,650||25.4 mpg||5.7 s|
On sale until November 2010
|3.0 V6 Luxury 4dr Auto||£29,900||26.8 mpg||8.3 s|
|3.0 V6 Premium Luxury 4dr Auto||£33,600||26.8 mpg||8.3 s|
On sale until January 2009
|3.0 V6 Diesel Luxury Auto||£33,900||-||-|
|3.0 V6 Diesel Portfolio Auto||£41,500||-||-|
|3.0 V6 Diesel Premium Luxury Auto||£37,500||-||-|
|3.0 V6 Diesel S Luxury Auto||£36,900||-||-|
|3.0 V6 Diesel S Portfolio Auto||£44,200||-||-|
|3.0 V6 Diesel S Premium Luxury Auto||£40,500||-||-|
|3.0 V6 Luxury Auto||£32,900||-||-|
|3.0 V6 Premium Luxury Auto||£36,500||-||-|
|5.0 V8 Portfolio Auto||£49,900||-||-|
|5.0 V8 Supercharged Auto||£59,900||-||-|
On sale until December 2008
|2.7 Diesel V6 Luxury Auto||£33,195||-||-|
|2.7 Diesel V6 Premium Luxury Auto||£36,719||-||-|
|4.2 SV8 Auto||£53,753||-||-|
|4.2 V8 Premium Luxury Auto||£44,553||-||-|
On sale until March 2008
|Super Eight Auto||£81,747||-||-|
- Wonderful and bespoke feeling interior.
- Amazingly quiet and refined.
- More economical 2.2 diesel from 2011.
- Sat nav as standard on most models.
- XF 2.2D Luxury won £31k - £41k category in 2014 Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards.
- Jaguar XF was top car for customer satisfaction in Executive/Luxury Sector in 2010 JD Power Survey.
- 4 Star Euro NCAP Rating: 78% Adult Protection; 65% Child Protection; 43% Pedestrian Protection; 71% Safety Assist.
- A misfuel prevention device is standard in the filler neck of diesel models.
- Most searched large executive car on honestjohn.co.uk 2011/2012.
- Jaguar XF 2.2D Premium Luxury judged 'Towcar of the Year 2012' in Towcar Awards run by Practical Caravan, in association with The Camping and Caravanning Club and What Car?. The XF is available on the road from £29,950 with a tow bar fitted as an option from £910. Kerb weight 1,745kg, 85% match 1,483kg, maximum towing weight 1,850kg, towball limit 75kg.
- On XF Luxury models there is no lumbar support in the front seats. Where the lumbar curve should be it is concave not convex. The base of the seat where the metal crossbar is, therefore presses painfully on the lower spine which can make long journeys extremely uncomfortable. Premium and Portfolio versions have a lumbar support facility.
- Smallest wheel size with deepest profile tyres is 17-inch with 235/55 R17s. Next up is 18-inch with 245/45 R18.
- 20-inch wheels necessary on XFR, but not on any diesels. Oddly the 20" tyres are 245/40 and the 19" tyres are also 245/40 on the front, but the car rides vastly better on the 19s.
- 'Black Pack' comes with 20" wheels.
- Essential to avoid hitting stray dogs, deer, etc: "I have recently purchased a Jaguar XF, which I am very pleased with. A few days ago my wife hit a stray dog (a young staffordshire), whilst travelling at 15mph. The dog was unhurt and there was no damage to the car. However, the Pedestrian safety bonnet system deployed, which raises the hood to ensure a pedestrian avoids injury from contact with solid engine components under the bonnet. The instructions are not to drive the vehicle. The car was towed to my local dealer who stated they had not seen this before and quoted £2,300 to replace the two bonnet airbags and damaged hinges, a frightful amount. On phoning around I found another franchised repairer who quoted £1,150 - still costly though, the parts alone are £800. Please remind your readers to avoid hitting any stray turkeys over Christmas, could be expensive."
- Complaint of smell drawn into cabin from engine preheater of 18 month old 2.7 diesel.
- Complaints about satnav directing drivers off the motorway when the fastest route option is taken. (Instead, it directs them to the shortest route.)
What to watch out for
Very early cars, especially pre-production models used for dealer launches, could suffer a variety of electrical gremlins.
On 3.0-litre diesel models , the sensor in the particulate filter can fail, forcing the car into limp home mode. All that needs replacing is the sensor, not the particulate filter itself.
Rear brake pads and discs can also have a very short life of 20,000 miles or so because the pads are deliberately soft in order to make the electric parking brakes more effective.
One user has been suffering engine induced resonance on a 3.0-litre diesel purchased in October 2009. Depending on the load, the engine rattles at approximately 1,200rpm. The same user had an ignition off failure that left him without power, lights, indicators, power assisted brakes and steering.
Report of tyre pressure monitoring system valve sensors corroding and failing.
By May 2010, 70 cars built up to March 2010 had suffered a transmission fault, locking the transmission in Drive. Modified parts fitted on complaint. A service engineer suggested that the transmission failure is caused by over use of the parking brake at traffic lights. This applies pressure on the pads, hence wear. So this relates to the short life of rear brake pads (above).08-05-2011:
Rear cabin extractor vents fail (situated behind the sides of the rear bumpers) and as a result the boot well can fill with water, affecting the battery, radio speakers, rear parking sensors and possibly more. Replacewment vents in short supply.31-05-2011:
There has been a report of a 2.7 V6 diesel engine suddenly accelerating and running uncontrollably. This can only be because the DPF has not been regenerating correctly and the extra fuel fed to the engine to recycle the DPF has sunk to the sump, raising its level to a point that the engine has started running on it. The relevant High Court writ is Honeycombe v Cambria Automobiles, April 2011. Barry Honeycombe claims, "the vehicle sped out of control" as he drove onto the M25. He said he had to turn off the engine and brake with both feet. The car then blew up with a "loud bang and black smoke" while stationary.16-08-2011:
On 3.0 V6 petrol, a rumble from the front may mean that the bottom crank pulley damper assembly 4659709 is starting to separate around the rubber insert in the middle of the flat dinner plate sized wheel. Costs £83.23 + vat. Pulley Assy £25.47 +vat and the V-Belt £17.86+vat Total Labour £82.00. Separation is usuallly more marked on the inside than the side one can observe. If it fails completely then engine is written off.19-12-2011:
Total of 3 further reports of 3.0 diesels "losing power", either due to EGRs clogging, DPFs clogging or turbo actuators failing. Mostly from using the car for short runs from cold in traffic, but can also happen out on the open road.23-12-2011:
Report of engine oil pump casing that the timing belt tensioner is bolted to shearing off and timing belt coming off and trashing the engine of 2007 2.7 D with 60,000 miles. (Ths was a Range Rover Sport, but same basic engine in XF 2.7 V6 diesel.)12-03-2012:
Futher report of DPF of 3.0 diesel repeatedly clogging because the car is used solely within London.12-04-2012:
Complaint of tyre wall of 20-inch Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX splitting around circumference.22-07-2012:
2.7 diesel suffers same problem of failure of exhaust flexi hoses to driver's side catalytic converters failing. These coast £650 + VAT + 2 hours labour to replace because the oxidising cat converters have to be replaced as well. Cannot simply replace the flexi hoses.16-08-2012:
Flywheel problem resulted in total engine failure on an 18 month old diesel 'S'. Engine replaced under warranty.14-11-2012:
Reports of bonnet airbags being triggered by speed humps and costing £3k to fix.01-12-2012:
With the 2.7 and 3.0 diesels, starting and other problems are likely to occur if using diesel with more than 7% bio content. Jaguar standard advice is to avoid 20% biodiesel.22-02-2013:
Drivers doorlocks seem to freeze open in cold weather.23-02-2013:
Proximity sensors for maplights fail and lights com on and off randomly. Time consuming and expensive to fix.29-03-2013:
Reader quoted a ridiculous £3,000 by Jag dealer to fix a leak on the differential of a 23k mile 2008 XF.07-09-2013:
Windscreens have been prone to delamination around their edges after about 4 years. Jaguar has been picking up 75% of the tab and good dealars like H.A. Fox of Norwich the balance.07-11-2013:
Major engine failure of 49k mile XF 3.0D 275PS. Extended warranty covered £14,500 cost of new engine and turbos. Jaguar paid for new exhaust system incuding DPFs and cat conveters out of goodwill. 12 month warranty given on new engine.22-11-2013:
Plastic headlight brackets integral to the light units are fragile and prone to snapping if owner carries out any headlight adjustments. The light units are £900 a side.21-12-2013:
ECU failed on 38K mile 2009 XF. Quoted over £1100 to replace it.01-01-2014:
Since Ford's patent of 'Quickclear' windscreens ran out, Jaguar has been obtaining equivalent screens from a different source and the wiring in them can scramble the signals between satellites and any aftermarket GPS devices used in the car.01-04-2014:
Cost of a service and MoT of a 58k mile 2010 Jaguar XF 3.0 diesel came to just under £3,000. Included cleaning DPF at £300, replacing transmission oil at £450, replacing diff oil at £260, replacing all four discs and pads at £1,165.05-04-2014:
Space saver spare option no longer available on Jaguar XF. All you can have is a 'tyre repair kit' that in most cases will prove to be worse than useless by completely ruining the tyre it is used on.10-04-2014:
Repeated blocking of DPF reported of two year old Jaguar XF 3.0D bought 6 months previously but predominantly driven in a city. New DPF and new turbo failed to resolve the problem.30-04-2014:
The driver's handbook of Jaguar XF contains a warning that the car has seven transmitters and these may interfere with surgically implanted devices in people, such as heart pacemakers.24-07-2014:
2008-2014 Jaguar XF least reliable new luxury car in 2014 Which? Car Survey with reliability rating of 90.2% (still not terrible).25-09-2014:
2010/60 reg Jaguar XF 3.0d went in to Jaguar dealer for routine service and started making a strange tapetty noise on its return. Dealer replaced injectors then told the owner that the big ends had gone. (On 29-9-2014 JLR agreed to replace the engine free of charge.)25-10-2014:
Through correspondence with Jaguar the reader above (30-4-2014) discovered the nature of the antennae and transmitters in a Jaguar XF. There are several transmitter antennas in the vehicle: Low frequency antenna – front; Low frequency antenna – center; Low frequency antenna – rear; Radio frequency receiver; RH front door antenna – integral to the handle; RH rear door antenna – integral to the handle; luggage compartment antenna; LH rear door antenna – integral to the handle; LH front door antenna – integral to the handle. The keyless entry and passive ignition run of the same antenna. Once the key is found inside the vehicle, it will not search for it again. The information provided in the handbook is purely a precaution and have reiterated "The radio frequencies and field strengths used by our keyless entry systems operate well within the required medical standards for radiated emissions, and will not interfere with pacemaker equipment. The field strength of our RF transmitter is very low, well underneath the regulated safe operating limits and it only operates for a few milliseconds whenever the car looks for the key (on a door open/close or a lock/unlock request)"31-03-2015:
Battery of 22k mile 2011 Jaguar XF 3.0 diesel drained over 2 days following a 120 mile run that should ahve left it completely charged. Battery itself healthy, so had to be a draindown: maybe interior light switch, maybe car not properly locked and Bluetooth searching for its paired phone, maybe the proximity sensors for the interior map lights.06-04-2015:
Another instance of pedestrian protection bonnet of a Jaguar XF being triggered by a minor impact. In this case, while travelling at a max of 30 mph a Labrador puppy ran out of woods and hit the car just behind front wheel resulting in airbags under bonnet deploying. The driver had only had the car for 24 hours, with less than 200 miles registered. The repair bill was £4,000 and the car was off the road for 3 weeks.05-05-2015:
Battery drains on XF can be caused by the electric parking brake not being properly applied as well as the interior light delay and the Blueooth searching for a paired phone if the car has not been double locked.29-05-2015:
Another case of the battery draining overnight on an XF 3.0 diesel, eventually requiring a new battery at £260. Reader quoted Autodata that states: Jaguar XF AJ-V6D/306DTD/3(250): Battery discharge after standing overnight. Affected vehicles: All models XF: VIN R00019-S04549. Cause: Entertainment control module software fault. Remedy: Carry out electrical, mechanical and component test to eliminate any other possible cause. If no fault found, re-program entertainment control module with upgraded software.28-12-2015:
2012 Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel, 2 months out of warranty, suffered "restricted performance". Diagnosed by Jaguar dealer as needing new EGR, priced at £780. Gas leak followed requiring another part, then ECU diagnosed as faulty, escalating total bill to £2,177.24.14-02-2016:
Report of repeated cracking of 20" Senta alloy wheels on used XF. Between August 2013 and February 2016, over 20,000 miles, they cracked 7 times, on: 24/08/2015; 27/08/2015; 17/10/2015; 10/12/2015; 18/12/2015; 24/12/2015 and 01/2/2016.26-03-2016:
Report of DPF of 2009/59 (2010MY) Jaguar XF 3.0d Luxury being replaced in December 2015, then in February 2016 the DPF full and management light came on. Dealer said it wasn't regenerating and repositioned a turbo pipe. In March 2016, 3,500 miles after DPF replacement, DPF light came on again straight to Red with no Amber warning. Car does short runs, but also plenty of motorway journeys. Suspect not actively regenerationg.04-04-2016:
Delayed report of failure of a/c of XFS after 4 years and 26k miles. A replacement part was on a 3 month wait and I had a expensive repair done together with the replacement badly spilt hose by a independent Jaguar Specialist engineer.24-04-2016:
Report of wind noise from driver's side dashtop vent ; also tapping noise between 1,200 and 1,800rpm under load (possibly from using inferior diesel).09-05-2016:
Penetrated rust reported around and behind chrome strip on trunk lid of 2010/59 Jaguar XF. Quote from Guy Salmon bodyshop: “This is a well-known manufacturing defect, where they fix the chrome strip before the paint finish has had time to go off properly.” Unfortunately first reported to Jaguar outside 6 year body warranty and also outside 6 year SOGA limit. Jaguar offered 25% discount as goodwill. Anyone with an XF approaching 6 years old should check this area carefully and if necessary make a claim within the warranty and SOGA limit. (On 30-6-2016 the owner wrote that Jaguar had agreed to replace and paint the trunk lid free of charge as a goodwill gesture.)13-06-2016:
Report that 2009 Jaguar XF 3.0 diesel still regularly delivers 42mpg at 84k miles and was problem free for first 3 years, but in last 4 years neeeded: new wiper-motor £230, turbo part replaced £596, new boot wiring harness £210, boot leak £94, oil pipe to the gearbox failed and replaced £895, total costs £2025.14-06-2016:
Report of Jaguar XF 2.2 litre diesel not responding to accelerator at 20,000 miles, just before 20k service. Suspect DPF has not been regenerating properly and as a result extra diesel introduced to the engine to fire off active regenerations has sunk into the sump, raising the sump level to the point where a compression ignition engine starts to run uncontrollably on its sump oil.19-06-2016:
Complaint of perceived high wear rate of brakes of 2014 Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel automatic. After 23k miles needed new rear brake pads, then, after 44k miles needed new rear discs, new rear pads again and new front pads. This is a failrly normal wear rate for an XF auto with electromechanical parking brakes. Car also needed a new turbo, fitted under wartranty at 12 months old.20-06-2016:
Complaint that Jaguar dealer found an oil leak from the sump gasket of a 2011 XF 2.2 diesel, despite owner not seeing any oil patches on his garage floor. Dealer quoted £1,000 for a new sump.19-07-2016:
Noise reported from engine of 2011 Jaguar XFS 3.0 V6 diesel 275 at 55,000 miles that had been fully serviced by the Jaguar dealer. Deemed terminal. Negotiations ongoing. Maybe similar to case reported on 25-9-2014 (above)06-08-2016:
Report of Jaguar XF 2.2 200PS diesel Sportbrake intermittently stalling. When it happens the engine stops and everything shuts down including the air vents. Owner can then restart and all is well except that the Eco stop sign comes up on the dashboard as not on. It stalls only from a cold start and within a couple of miles. It happens from being stationary and accelerating to move off. It's the pressing of the accelerator that makes the stall happen. It stalled pulling on to a roundabout which was dangerous. Likely caused by moisture ingress to one of the multipin connection blocks between ther ECU and the fuel system. Dry out with a hairdryer then reconnect a fews times to ensure a good contact.21-09-2016:
Report of 2010 Jaguar XF 3.0d Portfolio needing a new turbocharger in August 2014 after 34,167 miles. Probably engine shut off too many times when very hot, leading to carbonisation of oil in turbo bearing oil feed and oil return pipes and consequent failure of turbo bearing. Also needed a new DPF in September 2016 after 43,970 miles because DPF full of ash. Cost was £1,938, but DPF could have been dsent to Ceramex to clean it out which costs about £350 + carriage + removal and re-fitting.01-10-2016:
Report of air intake manifold of 63,000 mile XF replaced at cost of £1,400. 3 weeks later engine knocking. Metal shards and swarf found in oil. Could have been due to something dropped into the engine in the course of the job.11-10-2016:
Report of injector failing at 30,000 on 2011 Jaguar XFR bought from Jaguar franchise 5 months previously. Quoted at least £1,014 and maybe £1,800 if more injectors are needed. May have been caused by bad fuel. Advice: take it back to the dealer it was bought from.06-11-2016:
Report of pothole impact breaking a second bolt holding the rear suspension subframe of a 102k mile 2008 Jaguar XF in place. When put on a hoist it was found that a first mounting bolt had also sheared.15-12-2016:
Report of cracks in paint of roof of 2013 Jaguar XF. Jaguar agreed to pay half of the cost of repainting but would not admit any fault.07-01-2017:
Report of timing belt failure of 2010/59 reg Jaguar XF 3.0D leading to valves hittng pistons at 100,000 miles. Warning to replace timing belt, tensioner, waterpump and aux belt at 60k miles and definitely before 80,000 miles.09-01-2017:
Another report of timing belt failure on a 59 reg Jaguar XF-S st 106k miles, well before the 112k or 10 year life that Jaguar gives the belt. Other problems have included brake servo failure, turbo actuator replacements, premature rust and grab handles that come off in your hand.23-01-2017:
Report to Ask of problems with 2008 Jaguar XF 2.7d. Owner replaced the engine (Jaguar supplied) after the oil pump failed, overhauled the gearbox, replaced the N/S rear driveshaft and CV joint, replaced the Diff, replaced various electrical circuits (All known to Jaguar as production faults), replaced the four corners wishbones and track control arms, replaced rear discs and pads (front bearing assembly - both sides had already been replaced), MAF Sensors x 2 replaced and a few other minor but nuisance replacements.26-01-2017:
Report of noisy diff on 2008 Jaguar XF 2.7 diesel at 30,000 miles. Quoted £5,000 to replace (including new prop shafts at £1500, due to a design change). Jaguar paid 90% of the total cost.16-02-2017:
Further reports of XF 2.2 diesel suffering 'unintentional acceleration' three times due to rising oil level from contamination of the sump oil with diesel for DPF regeneration. See: 14-6-2016: Report of Jaguar XF 2.2 litre diesel nor responding to accelerator at 20,000 miles, just before 20k service. Suspect DPF has not been regenerating properly and as a result extra diesel introduced to the engine to fire off active regenerations has sunk into the sump, raising the sump level to the point where a compression ignition engine starts to run uncontrollably on its sump oil.02-03-2017:
Problem reported with electromechanical parking brake of 2010 Jaguar XF 2010 3.0 litre. Error message "Cannot Apply Park Brake". Intermittent. Owner took it to the garage where he brought the car and they said it was the brake pads . He replaced them but problem still occurs. still no joy. Error message when parking brake applies in "N" or "P". Also in "D" when stationary at Traffic lights.11-03-2017:
Feedback that clunk from rear of 2008 - 2015 XFs and XF Sportbrakes caused by fuel slap in the fuel tank and cured by fitting a baffle in the tank. The problem was only heard when the tank was nearly full under sharp braking and coming to rest. Owners suspects the tank was actually moving slightly causing the clunk, but in any case the baffle dissipated the inertia of the fuel resolving it. How many vehicles had been built before realising this?? At its 1 st MoT (at 18k miles) it was failed on cracked sidewalls of the Dunlop tyres, replaced foc by Jaguar.23-03-2017:
Noisy rear differential reported on 2008 Jaguar XF at 120,000 miles.
Serious problem reported of rust perforation caused by sodden sound deadening inside the doors of a 2009 Jaguar XF. This has not only caused rust that has perforated the door skins from the inside out, but has also rusted the Bowden cables of the electric window mechanism. Unfortunately, the Jaguar paint warranty only lasts 3 years and the penetrated rust warranty 6 years so the car was out of warranty when this was discovered and to date Jaguar has refused any help.
Report of "restricted performance" of 2010 Jaguar XF 3.0V6 diesel on several occasions. Stratstone Jaguar Stourbridge found a fault code of P1247-00??? Owner found there was a Jaguar technical bulletin for this very same issue. The bulletin number JTB00287v3 refers to the secondary turbocharger compressor shut off valve vacuum actuator (CSOV valve)..... on this occasion with your vehicle we found the valve was sticking and therefore not allowing the correct airflow, in turn this was causing restricted performance on your vehicle. After we replaced the valve we re-tested the vehicle and the fault code reading was clear and the restricted performance has been eradicated from your vehicle.”14-04-2017:
Report of faled intercooler on 2010 Jaguar XF 3.0 litre diesel at 73,000 miles. The tube attached to the intercooler had a massive split.24-05-2017:
Report of failure of nearside rear LED light cluster on 2012/62 Jaguar XF. £254 inc VAT for a replacement cluster. LEDs not available separately.19-06-2017:
Cylinder head gasket failure diagnosed on 2012 XF 5.0 V8 after system lost coolant due to a failed coolant pipe. Yellow engine block light had come up a few times in preceding years but dealer failed to find any weakness in the system. Quoted £5k best case scenario; £12k worst case.03-07-2017:
Radiator fan and cowling of 2014 Jaguar XF self-destructed after 19,000 miles. Post warranty goodwill turned down but eventual cost was reduced by JLR and the dealer to £300.13-07-2017:
Reader wrote to tell us that 'Auto Express' had taken up his complaint of rusted doors (23-3-2017) and that Jaguar had agreed to replace all of his doors FoC.22-08-2017:
Report of ECO system gone awray on 23k mile 2012 Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel: After sitting in traffic the ECO mode engages. When driver pulls off the car stalls and the transmission locks up. Driver has to wait 2 or 3 minutes for the transmission to re-engage and turn its self-off before he can restart the engine. At this point the ECO warning light on the dash comes on showing it is dis-engaged and when he tries to re-engage it indicates there is a fault with the ECO system. The next time he drives the car the warning light has disappeared. He took the car to his local JAG dealer and they ran a diagnostic check and could find no fault codes. They suggested monitoring the situation and to call if the problem persists. After that visit he drove the car with the ECO system turned off from the beginning of his journey and there was not a problem. He then drove the car with the ECO system on and the fault reoccurred. He advised his dealer who is due to run some more tests and has said it might need a new transmission [cira £10k] Since August the dealership ran some more tests [keeping my car overnight]. They have now diagnosed that there is a fault with the Control Module [part of the gearbox] and have advised that it need a new transmission stating this problem will get progressively worse until the unit fails completely. Jaguar Customer Services were contacted and after review they decided to offer to pay for 50% of the cost as a gesture of goodwill. Owner's share of the bill is £4,650 including VAT.09-09-2017:
Report received of February 2014 Jaguar XF with 51,000 miles losing power and grinding to a halt within no more than 200 yards. Ignition switched off and then back on again whereupon the cabin filled with smoke which also poured from the front bonnet. Within 60 seconds the car was ablaze and by the time the fire service arrived it was a shell. Owner contacted Jaguar, received an intitial response, but no more than that, simply leaving it in the hands of the insurers. But there have been four separate DVSA recalls on the Jaguar XF due to RISK OF FIRE. These are detailed in our recalls section (next page).27-09-2017:
Two minor intermittent electrical issues reported on 2012 Jaguar XF: Brake pad warning light, on 90% of the time despite all pads replaced; Reversing camera works when it chooses; sometimes perfect for several weeks, sometimes not for several weeks, and sometimes it fluctuates by the day.03-12-2017:
Brake pads low message on 2011 Jaguar XF 3.0d keeps showing. If driver switches off and restarts it clears for a few days. Pads are all less than 20% worn and were replaced 3000 miles ago with all the discs.12-12-2017:
Owner quoted £2,500 to replace front and rear upper and lower wishbone assemblies and front lower wishbone bushes on 101k mile 2011 Jaguar XF.18-01-2018:
Reader bought January 2014 Jaguar XF 2.2d Sportbrake auto with 26k miles on 18th December. Broke down on a steep incline with small akin to a slipping clutch.24-04-2018:
Report of repeated problems of loss of power in Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 diesel (of unspecified age) run in France, Spain and Portugal. Suspected turbo problems. Dealers in all of those countries and also in UK unable to completelyr resolve the problem. Owner writes, "My repair costs are approaching in excess of £10,000."02-05-2018:
Report that crankshaft failures of Ford of Dagenham built AJD-V6 diesel engines would not be covered by a JLR extended warranty because under Clause 11: "Design Faults and Recalls: Any damage to parts, which are being recalled by the vehicle’s manufacturer or which have inherent design faults are not covered by this Warranty."06-05-2018:
Owner of 70k mile Jaguar XF 2.2d Sportbrake with 8-speed ZF transmission quoted £820 for a transmission fluid change by an independent garage because the fluid is £40 a litre, it needs 9 litres, it needs a ZF kit to do the job, and requires 2 hours labour. Could be that the Liqui Moly Dialysis Machine can do the job:11-06-2018:
Report of severe lag from engine of 2013 Jaguar XF 2.2 Premium Luxury diesel bought used in January 2017. Owner took it back 3 times in first 3 months. Then dealer fixed it. Now fault has returned to the extent the car is dangerous to drive. Reads like a sticking turbo either due to an actuator fault or lack of oil to the turbo bearing because the oil feed and oil return pipes are blocked with carbon. Eventually (by 27-6-2018) the supplying dealer replaced the engine.01-07-2018:
Reader quoted by Jaguar dealer 10 hours work to remove and replace cracked plastic intake manifold on a 2010 Jaguar XF 3.0 V6.21-07-2018:
Report that replacing the electromechnical parking brake module of a Jaguar XF required lowering of the rear suspension, so the job eventually cost £800.30-07-2018:
Report of numerous niggles with 2009 Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 275 S diesel bought used in 2015: First delectronic irritations was "water in the fuel" sensor that came on but no water was found; the sensor was faulty. It went into "limp home" mode after 25 miles rural driving causing owner to return to home garage due to failure or sooting up of an exhaust lambda sensor. C ourtesy light switch is faulty and needs repair or replacement. Owner advised that a repair kit for the switchgear is required. Currently the parking sensors do not work. The system reported the LH front sensor faulty. This was replaced but the fault is still reported even though the replacement sensor has been tested and found working. It has proved impossible for local garage to reset the system.22-08-2018:
Report of failure of inside shoulders of Dunlop tyres on a Jaguar XF, first time at 9,200 miles; second time at 16,000 miles. Replaced FoC the first time by Dunlop who accepted the first pair of tyres were faulty. Not caused by straddling speed humps.03-09-2018:
Extraordinary situation of owner selling 35k mile 2015 Jaguar XF Portfolio 3.0C6 diesel privately and engine failing 90 miles into the purchaser's drive home. The car had been fully maintained by Jaguar, with not a single fault up to that point. Jaguar finally offered 80% of the cost of the £20k repair, leaving vendor and purchaser to fund the other £4,000.07-09-2018:
Owner of 20,000 mile 2013 Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 diesel saw dashboard warning " 1200 miles to a service” and ignorned it. The next week it said “service now”!. As it was due an MoT owner booked it in for a service and test. Three days before service was due large puddle of black thin oil appeared on garage floor. Checking level by electronic dipstick owner found the oil level was over full. That was the reason foer the service message. Engine full of post injected diesel from switching off mid active DPF regeneration.17-09-2018:
Report of both rear door lock motors failing in a 2009 Jaguar XF. See 23-3-217 for the likely reason.15-03-2019:
Another report of penetrative rus in the centres of the doors of a 2012 Jaguar XF at 18,000 miles. (see 24-3-2017 for photos). First signs which looked like paint blister defects were noticed around the time it went in for its 7 year service in May 2016 (just outside the 6 year warranty), but owner didn’t appreciate the seriousness of the situation and neither did the dealership. A year later and it was a bit worse, and now it’s further showing on the other door and only a matter of time before all four doors are ‘gone’ through. Owner got in touch with Jaguar back in August who initially seemed responsive but having complied with all their requests are still not taking ownership of the problem which clearly began during the warranty period. Dealer Rybrook in Warrington quoted for £3,200 for two doors (later £7,400 for four). The problem is caused by moisture inside the doors being retained by a sound deadening panel but it doesnot affect all XFs.18-04-2019:
Report of 'DPF Full' amber warning appearing on dash of (unspecified age) Jaguar XF 3.0D six times over a 3 year period. Clears if driven at a constant speed over 2,000rpm. But after a 700 mile European trip, the light appeared after only a few days driving over slow mountain roads in Switzerland. DPFs might be getting full of ash.19-05-2019:
Report that April 2015 Jaguar XF R at 64,000 miles suddenly lost all power after driving 100 miles on the M6 and came up with an error message stating 'battery not charging'. Car had to be recovered to dealer who had it for 5 days and charged the battery but cannot guarantee it won't happen again. They test drove it for 140 miles and were not able able to replicate the problem. Recovery driver said he had picked up 4 XFs that had done done this. He thought it might be to do with the on/off eco system which hasn't been working for a while.06-06-2019:
Report of fault developing with 2010 Jaguar XK X150 5.0 V8 at 101,000 miles that had been subject to extended dealer service intervals. This could become a general problerm with Jaguars and RangeRovers fitted with this engine. Yellow engine warning light on dash and restricted performance. OBD revealed code P0016: crank-cam position correlation fault. Jaguar dealer diagnosed that the engine was running rough on cold with timing fully advancing on driver's side bank to counter a timing problem. Suspected that timing chain has become slack due to premature wear on tensioners and guides. Replacement of timing chain involves dismantling front end of car: a 13 hour job (at Jaguar dealer prices - best part of £2k). Parts (timing chain kit and crank/cam sprockets) come to £2,600 which will be the same regardless of where it's being repaired as they must be Jaguar sourced. Full quote from Jaguar dealer £4,300. Recommended to change spark plugs, water pump and coolant at same time at a slight additional cost. Several independent Jag specialists consulted. Most won't attempt the job. Some had already had to do this a couple of times using specialist tools. Those that have had agreed that this is likely due to low viscosity 5W20 oil not providing sufficient lifetime protection. All suspect that this is going to become an emergent problem with the 5.0 V8 unit as cars approach higher mileages.12-07-2019:
Report of differential propshaft seal leak on 2014 Jaguar XF 2.2d 200 auto at 22k miles.29-08-2019:
Report of spurious 'water in fuel' warning and 'low fuel' warning appearing on dash of 2010 Jaguar XF 3.0V6 diesel. Likely to be a can bus wiring or earthing issue.21-10-2019:
Report of problems with 2011 Jaguar XF. Recently owner had to replace entire air-conditioning system and last year both front window winding mechanisms at a cost of well over £3,000. Inside the doors a piece of carbon steel wire had rusted through.28-10-2019:
Driver reported difficult filling his 2011 Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 diesel with fuel. Became progressively worse. Now can only just get half a tank in. Might be a blocked charcoal filter in the fuel tank breather system, but garage is quoting £650 to replace the filler tube to the tank.22-11-2019:
Report of significant wear on the inner pads and scoring on the inside face of the discs on a 2013 Jaguar XF 2.2d Sportbrake. Outer pads and disc faces were fine. Independently owner told that it was likely there was a fault with the calipers but the dealer said no and he ended up paying nearly £500 for replacements. 12 months and 13,000 miles later he had the same problem.04-03-2020:
Report of failure of climate control of a 2013 Jaguar XF due to corrosion of a junction box. Repairs estimated at £1,530, possibly due to the amount of dismantling involved.27-04-2021:
Stretched timing chain reported on 2016 XF 2.0D.
- September 2007: Debut of the XF
- December 2008: XF Diesel S launched
- January 2009: XF and XFR 2010 MY were announced
- May 2010
- November 2010: Jaguar XF Black Pack announced
- April 2011: 2012 XF unveiled
- January 2012: 2.2d XF launched
- September 2012
- October 2012
- June 2013: 2014 Model Year XF announced
- January 2015: Jaguar XF R Sport Black introduced
- February 2017: New four cylinder engine range announced for Jaguar XF.
Debut of the XF
Described as the four-door Jaguar that fuses the style and performance of a sports car with the refinement, space and sophistication of a luxury saloon. It features the new JaguarDrive Selector with the option of manual selection through the Jaguar Sequential Shift. The XF is available with a 2.7-litre V6 twin-turbocharged diesel, a 3.0-litre V6 petrol and both naturally aspirated and supercharged 4.2 V8 petrol. Available with three trim levels, Luxury, Premium Luxury and SV8.
Dimensions are 4,961mm long x 1,877 wide (2,053mm inc mirrors) x 1,460 high.
Basic wheel and tyre size: 17" with 235/55 R17 99W tyres.
Next size 18" with 245/45 R18 100W tyres
Next size 19" with 245/40 R19 98Y tyres
Next size 20" with 255/35 R20 97Y front and 285/30 R20 99Y rear tyres
The XF boasts a series of ‘firsts’ for Jaguar, each designed for the safety and protection of passengers and pedestrians alike. These include Understeer Control Logic, a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Camera Parking Aid and Pedestrian Contact Sensing System.
XF Diesel S launched
275bhp high-performance XF Diesel S launched, featuring Jaguar's new 3.0-litre diesel engine delivering a massive 600Nm of torque. 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds, 50-70mph in just 3.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 155mph, yet combined fuel economy of 42.0mpg – 12 percent better than the 2.7-litre V6 diesel engine. Emits just 179g/km – a 10 percent reduction in CO2.
XF and XFR 2010 MY were announced
Changes for the 2010 Model Year include the launch of the new luxurious Portfolio model on 20" wheels. It also features all-new petrol engines and new diesel engines. The XFR is powered by the all-new supercharged 510bhp V8 with acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4.7 seconds making it the ultimate Jaguar sport saloon. A naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8, producing 385bhp, powers other V8 XF models.
Distinguished by unique exterior and interior design features, the XFR includes revised bumpers and lower front air intakes, sill extensions, bonnet louvres and grilles, four tailpipes, a boot-lid spoiler, unique seats and 20-inch alloy wheels.
The new XF 3.0-litre diesel features a twin sequential turbocharged engine available as the 275bhp/600Nm S or a 240bhp/500Nm version. Both offer exceptional efficiency and refinement and in the case of the Diesel S accelerates from 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds.
With 275bhp the new XF 3.0-litre diesel S is 33 per cent more powerful than the 2.7-litre TDV6 it replaces. Torque peaks at a substantial 600Nm, with 61 per cent more torque available from 1500rpm. Every new engine for the XF range has highly competitive fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures. Both diesel versions deliver combined average fuel consumption of 42.0mpg – an improvement on the 2.7-litre engine of nearly 12 percent – and a CO2 of 179g/km.
The 275bhp high-performance XF Diesel S model is significantly enhanced, taking features from the XFR model to provide drivers with superior driving dynamics, a more striking appearance and an upgraded interior which offers the ultimate in sporting luxury. XFR derived interior as standard while the Adaptive Dynamics system, currently featured on the XFR and XK range, is available as an option.
Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system is featured in one of the two new option packs which are available exclusively on the XF Diesel S in to further enhance the driver's enjoyment of the performance characteristics of this car – the Dynamics Pack and the Aerodynamic Pack.
The Dynamics Pack incorporates the Adaptive Dynamics system. This system analyses chassis movement and driver and wheel inputs 500 times every second, continually adjusting the suspension to improve handling without loss of comfort. This optional pack also includes Shadow or Silver finish 20-inch Volans five-spoke alloy wheels, and costs from £1250 depending on model.
The Aerodynamic Pack is designed to give bolder style to the XF Diesel S. The striking new black mesh inserts for the grille and lower air intakes give a fresh look to the front of the car and for even greater visual impact, the sculpted lower air intake blades can be supplied with bright-white LED daytime running lights. The side sills from an XFR complete the package.
Enhancements to the MY11 Diesel S are completed by the interior, which now features the superior specification from the XFR as standard, providing the 275bhp diesel model with the ultimate sporting luxury interior. The upgraded cabin includes the leather sports seats from the XFR, featuring 18-way adjustment for the driver and 14-way for the passenger. Power adjusted raised side bolsters will keep driver and passenger firmly in place during cornering, while the rest of the cabin's sporting style is enhanced with the high-gloss Piano Black veneer and Jet Suedecloth headlining available as an option on Premium Luxury and Portfolio Diesel S models.
Polaris White is a new colour for the MY11 XF range, replacing Porcelain. Red brake callipers are also available to order as a no cost option on XFR models and black mesh inserts for the grille also become standard on the XFR and Diesel S.
Jaguar XF Black Pack announced
Featuring menacing dark-grey 20-inch Draco alloy wheels with diamond turned rims, a gloss black grille and gloss black window surrounds, the XF Black Pack is available on XF Diesel S, the 5-litre naturally aspirated petrol and XFR models, with prices starting at £950.
To provide added exclusivity and to maximise the visual impact, XF Black Pack vehicles can only be specified with a special colour palette chosen by Jaguar designers, including Polaris White, Spectrum Blue, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Lunar Grey and Liquid Silver, plus Kyanite Blue and Salsa Red which are colours unique to the XFR.
For an even more dramatic effect, the Black Pack can be combined with the XF Aerodynamic Pack which was launched on XF Diesel S earlier in 2010. This pack includes a re-profiled front bumper, striking black mesh inserts for the grille and lower air intakes and the muscular side sills from the XFR.
2012 XF unveiled
With fresh styling, advanced new technologies and an innovative entry-level powertrain that promises to make it the most efficient Jaguar yet produced.
Key to the changes is a new look for the XF. Drawing on the latest Jaguar "design language" applied to the XJ, the new XF features an all-new look to the front end with slim new headlight units set into which are distinctive LED lighting strips sitting either side of a larger, more upright grille. A lower bonnet line complete with a pronounced, wider power bulge running down the centre lends the XF a purposeful stance emphasised by a new look to the lower bumper section complete with a trio of airdams, the outside pair of which are now intersected by twisted chrome fins.
Further back, a pair of subtle new vents are mounted to the front wings complete with Jaguar script set into the chrome strip. At the rear of the car the tail lamp units have been redesigned with LED technology being employed, while the units themselves now extend further into the boot lid with a new chrome blade sitting below a simple Jaguar leaper badge.
The interior of the XF has been given a subtle refresh with a restyled steering wheel joining revised switchgear for the ventilation systems and all-new colour central and dial-mounted screens relaying reprogrammed navigation and entertainment software. Redesigned seats offer a new look and greater support while fresh trim finishes ensure the XF's award-winning interior still sets the benchmark in its class.
Significant changes take place under the skin of the new XF with a four cylinder engine available for the first time. The 2.2-litre common rail diesel unit, installed in a north-south configuration, develops 190 PS and 332 lbs ft of torque and is linked to a new eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox and an innovative Stop-Start system – marking the first time such a device has been fitted to a Jaguar. The result is combined economy in excess of 50 mpg and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.
The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engines continue in 240 PS standard and 275 PS Diesel S form while the petrol range comprises of a pair of V8 engines developing 385 PS and, in supercharged XFR form, a substantial 510 PS.
High performance Diesel S models benefit from a host of upgrades including full aerodynamic styling, adaptive dynamic suspension (as on XFR) and an 'R' performance interior.
The range-topping XFR takes the new look adopted by the XF a step further with a trio of deep airdams dominating the front of the car with a set of cooling vents set into the bonnet either side of the power bulge. New sill extensions run down the side of the car framed by redesigned 20-inch wheels. At the rear the new lights sit above a redesigned bumper complete with a subtle diffuser.
Across the new XF range advances have been made in refinement with active engine mounts (diesels) and new sound deadening material featuring on the car as well as redesigned wing mirrorsto reduce wind noise. The result is a car that sets new benchmarks in the suppression of road noise.
The new XF went on sale in September 2011 with prices starting at £30,950 for the 2.2-litre diesel engine rising to £65,350 for the XFR.
|0-62 / max
(mpg)/CO 2 (g/km)
|2,179 cc, 16-valve, 4cyl,
|190||332||8.5 / 142||52.3 / 149||£30,950|
|2,993 cc, 24-valve, V6,
|240||369||7.1 / 149||44.8 / 169||£36,950|
|2,993 cc, 24-valve, V6,
|275||442||6.4 / 155||44.8 / 169||£42,950|
|0-62 / max
(mpg)/CO 2 (g/km)
|5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8||385||380||5.7 / 155||25.4 / 264||£49,950|
|5,000 cc, 32-valve, V8, supercharged||510||461||4.9 / 155||22.5 / 292||£65,350|
2.2d XF launched
A new 163 PS version the 2.2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine, is set to be launched aimed at delivering greater value than ever before. Drawing on the strengths of the existing 190PS model, an example of which recently crossed the United States averaging 62.9 mpg, the new, lower output derivative of the 2.2-litre engine will mean the XF range now starts at £29,950 OTR fot the XF SE Business model.
Despite the lower starting price the new model features an extensive range of standard equipment including suedecloth and leather seats, a touch screen centrally mounted display, electronic climate control and an advanced 8-speed gearbox complete with automatic Stop-Start.
The XF 2.2D 163 PS is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 62mph in 9.8 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 130 mph. On the combined cycle it can achieve 52.3 mpg and it emits 149 g/km of CO2. Jaguar dealers are taking orders for the new car now ahead of the first deliveries taking place in March.
Jaguar’s XFR sports saloon has just got even faster with the introduction of a new optional Speed Pack. Featuring a speed limiter raised to 174mph, the 510PS XFR Speed Pack car is equipped with revised engine and gearbox calibration to match the increased top speed. A new front aero splitter and a new rear wing distinguish the Speed Pack car.
The 510PS XFR sports saloon benefits from the same combination of eight-speed automatic gearbox and Intelligent Stop/Start allowing it to offer an unrivalled blend of efficiency and excitement. The EU Combined cycle improves by 11% with its emissions reduced by more than 8%. The XFR Speed Pack is available now priced at £2,750 in the UK.
385PS 5.0 V8 replaced by 340PS supercharged 3.0 litre V6, offering 450Nm torque but better economy of 30.9mpg EC combined and lower emissions of 224g/km CO2. Same 8 speed ZF automatic transmission. Top speed limited to 155mph, 0-60 5.7 seconds, 19" wheels. Prices from £50,400.
2014 Model Year XF announced
Featuring Jaguar's new four-cylinder, 2.2-litre MY14 XF diesel 163PS ECO2 engine capable of achieving 57.7mpg with a CO2 figure of just 129g/km. MY14 XF with ECO2 engine is offered with an Intelligent Stop-Start system that uses a Twin Solenoid Starter (TSS) to shut down the engine when the car comes to a halt, helping to reduce emissions and improve fuel consumption
Eight-speed automatic transmission enables optimal acceleration through the rev range while still maintaining the composed character of the XF saloon. All MY14 XF cars to be fitted with extended navigation system features. Revised exterior paint colours include Osmium replacing Crystal Blue and Dark Sapphire replacing Indigo Blue.
Jaguar XF R Sport Black introduced
Specification enhancements, including 20" Black Kalimnos alloy wheels and 770w Meridian Surround Sound system, the XF R-Sport Black offers an additional £8,770 worth of value over standard R-Sport models for a £2,100 increase to its On-the-Road price.
All models in the XF saloon and Sportbrake range now come with Winter Comfort Pack and Parking Pack as standard. This includes heated seats and windscreen plus front parking sensors and a rear camera. In addition, Portfolio, Diesel S Portfolio, XFR and XFR-S variants all benefit from Blind Spot Monitor as standard, while most models in the range gain upgraded alloy wheels.
SE, SE Business and Premium Luxury trim levels have been discontinued, as have the 3.0-litre V6 petrol and 240PS 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel engines. As a result, the range now starts with the Luxury trim.
As well as getting the Winter Comfort Pack and Parking Pack as standard, all Luxury models now also come with Gloss Dark Oak veneer. 200PS models also get upgraded from 17" Ursa alloys to new 18" Manra wheels, although cars with the 163PS engine retain the 17" wheels to keep their CO 2 emissions to 129g/km. The extra equipment represents an additional £1,870 worth of value, with just a small On-the-Road price increase of £600 on 200PS models and £500 on 163PS variants.
All R-Sport models now come with Winter Comfort Pack, Parking Pack and the 380w Meridian Audio system as standard. All versions also now come with the Gloss Dark Oak veneer. 200PS models get 19" Grey Aquila wheels instead of 18" Lyra alloys. R-Sport variants now benefit from £2,460 worth of extra value for a small On-the-Road price increase of £800 on the 200PS models and £700 on 163PS cars.
Available exclusively with the 2.2-litre turbocharged 200PS diesel engine, the new R-Sport Black features a range of equipment and aesthetic enhancements as standard. These include: 20" Black Kalimnos alloy wheels, Black Pack, 770w Meridian Surround Sound system, full bond-grain leather upholstery and 18way Sports seats with memory function. R-Sport Black models come with a choice of five no-cost paint colours: Kyanite Blue, Italian Racing Red, Glacier White, Ultimate Black and Stratus Grey - with the Kyanite Blue option limited to just 100 units. In total, these models benefit from £8,770 worth of added upgrades over R-Sport models for a price premium of £2,100.
The price for luxurious Portfolio spec cars has been reduced by £3,500. Despite this, it now benefits from the addition of the Parking Pack, Blind Spot Monitor and 19" Artura wheels as standard equipment, while 20" Hydra and Silver Draco alloys have been added to the option list. Suedecloth headliner and metallic paint are no longer standard, plus Portfolio models now come with the 380w Meridian system.
Diesel S Portfolio models retain Suedecloth headliner, metallic paint and the 770w Meridian Surround Sound system but now also benefit from the full Parking Aid Pack and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment. That's an additional £960 worth of value with no On-the-Road price increase.
The ferocious XFR gets a host of new spec as standard, including: stainless steel pedals, Speed Pack, Rear View Camera, Blind Spot Monitor and Red Brake Calipers. The extra equipment represents £3,760 worth of added value with no On-the-Road price increase.
The range-topping XFR-S now comes as standard with Rear View Camera and Blind Spot Monitor. The On-the-Road price hasn't increased but the extra equipment is worth £860.
|Trim level||Engine||Body style||OTR price|
|XF Luxury||2.2 i4 163PS||Saloon||£33,445|
|2.2 i4 200PS||Saloon||£34,550|
|2.2 i4 163PS||Sportbrake||£35,945|
|2.2 i4 200PS||Sportbrake||£37,050|
|XF R-Sport||2.2 i4 163PS||Saloon||£34,695|
|2.2 i4 200PS||Saloon||£36,250|
|2.2 i4 163PS||Sportbrake||£37,195|
|2.2 i4 200PS||Sportbrake||£38,750|
|XF R-Sport Black||2.2 i4 200PS||Saloon||£38,350|
|2.2 i4 200PS||Sportbrake||£40,850|
|XF Portfolio||2.2 i4 163PS||Saloon||£37,195|
|2.2 i4 200PS||Saloon||£38,700|
|2.2 i4 163PS||Sportbrake||£39,695|
|2.2 i4 200PS||Sportbrake||£41,200|
|XF Diesel S Portfolio||3.0 V6 275PS||Saloon||£49,515|
|3.0 V6 275PS||Sportbrake||£51,995|
|XFR||5.0 V8 510PS||Saloon||£65,440|
|XFR-S||5.0 V8 550PS||Saloon||£79,995|
|5.0 V8 550PS||Sportbrake||
New four cylinder engine range announced for Jaguar XF.
Comprises 2.0 litre Ingenium petrol engines with outputs of 200HP and 250HP and a new 2.0 litre twin turbo Ingenium diesel with an output of 240HP and 500Nm torque.
Other improvements for 2018 model year include:
- Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics technology now available as standalone feature on XE and XF, allows drivers to personalise the gear shift, throttle and steering settings
- Intelligent safety features including Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance join extensive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
- Added convenience: XF and XE saloons fitted with Gesture Boot Lid for the first time
- Virtual 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with full-screen 3D navigation new for XE
- Dual View screen InControl technology introduced across all three vehicles
- New Shell app allows Jaguar drivers to pay for fuel at Shell service stations using car’s touchscreen