The new Jaguar XF has been revealed following its high-wire debut in London, looking like a grown-up XE and sporting big efficiency gains and equipment.
The new Jaguar XF won’t get its public reveal until the New York Motor Show next week, but it’s been sailing through the air over the Thames in London tonight in yet another JLR stunt reveal – and now we have all the details.
Weight is a big factor on the new XF, with a move to a stretched version of the aluminium underpinnings of the XE – and 75 per cent of the XF using aluminium – there’s a 190kg loss of weight and a 28 per cent increase in rigidity. Which should make a big impact on both economy and dynamics.
Under the skin – unlike the Discovery Sport, but just like the XE – the new XF gets JLR’s new Ingenium engines from the start, with a 2.0 litre diesel offering 161bhp and 280lb/ft of torque, 104g/km and as much as 70mpg, and a more powerful version with 178bhp and 317lb/ft of torque, both with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto ‘box.
Also on offer is a 3.0 litre V6 diesel with 296bhp and a huge 516lb/ft of torque as well as the 3.0 litre V6 supercharged petrol from the XE and F-Type with a healthy 375bhp and 332lb/ft of torque. In the real world, the 3.0 litre diesel is going to be as quick, but a lot more frugal.
There will also be the option of four-wheel-drive in the XF (although it looks like the UK will miss out on that option – again) and the RWD cars will get Jaguar’s All Surface Progress Control which manages brakes and throttle in slippery conditions.
We’ve already seen the interior of the new XF, a classier place to be than the old XF, with plenty of technology – like Jaguar’s new 10.2″ Infotainment InControl, 12.3″ digital configurable instruments and Meridian sound – and what appear to be better quality materials than the old model. There’s also more room in the back, thanks to an extra 51mm in the wheelbase.
Jaguar aren’t delivering all the details on the new XF yet – that will come next week when it debuts in New York – but from what we can see the new XF is appealing.
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