Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF

  The Jaguar XF is a mid-size luxury car produced by British car manufacturer Jaguar. The XF replaced the Jaguar S-Type and was launched at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.

As if owning a Jag wasn’t impressive enough, now the British luxury car maker has upped the coolness factor by about 20 points with their new Black Pack, a kit that can be added to allXF Diesel S , 5-liter naturally aspirated petrol , and XFR models. This striking package will be sold in the UK for £950.

The new Black Pack adds a new set of menacing dark-gray 20-inch Draco alloy wheels with diamond turned rims, a gloss black grille, and gloss black window surrounds.
The only downside to the new Black Pack is that it can only be combined with some of the exterior colors as chosen by Jaguar designers. Those colors are Polaris White, Spectrum Blue, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Lunar Grey and Liquid Silver, plus the XFR’s Kyanite Blue and Salsa Red.

The new package can be combined with the XF Aerodynamic Pack that includes a re-profiled front bumper, striking black mesh inserts for the grille, lower air intakes, and the muscular side sills from the XFR.

Press release after the jump.

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Jaguar Design Director, Ian Callum, is a genius. Maybe not literally, but in the design world, the man can’t be beat. With great results, Callum has redesigned the Jaguar product line for the new millennium. One can tell that the XF was simply the beginning of a grand reshaping that has taken over the company. The new XJ and XK are just some examples for the XF’s revolutionary design.

It took a team three years to create the car you see in the photo above. At the time, the launch of the car was overshadowed by the worrisome future of the company itself. That meant that the XF was important for more reasons than one might think. If the car was a hit - which it was bound to be - it could save the brand and give the business a new value.

There is no need to get into the company’s business plans. We all know that once Ford let them go, an Indian company bought them. The company is called Tata and although it’s not a very flattering name, they have helped turn Jaguar into the company you see today.

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As previously reported , Jaguar has been working to develop a hybrid model in response to the growing awareness for the environment, and the growing profit that will surely follow. At a Low Carbon Vehicle event in Millbrook, Jaguar presented a British-engineered flywheel hybrid XF that is rumored to come with an increase of 80 HP and a 20% fuel improvement.

The prototype comes with the Flywheel Hybrid System for Premium Vehicles (FHSPV) and is the result of a collaboration between British engineering specialists Flybrid Systems, Torotrak, Xtrac, and Prodrive, with some input from Ricardo. The composite flywheel is driven through a Torotrak/Xtrac CVT gearbox and can reach 60,000 rpm. The power to the wheel is controlled through a computer.

Along with the flywheel technology, Jaguar is also testing a start/stop system to collect the lost energy and reuse it upon start up. This will allow for fuel economy savings of up to 20%.

Project’s engineer Daniel Loftus said at the event: "The FHSPV is really an engineering due diligence exercise. We need to look at mechanical flywheels and see how they compare with electric hybrids. And then see if they have a production future."

In order for the Jaguar to carry the hybrid system, which weighs in at only 65 kilos, the company had to do away with about a quarter of the spare wheel well. However, the good news is that the system will also be suitable for the bigger and heavier vehicles in Jaguar’s family.

This project talks the talk to a tune of about £3 million, with £2.2m coming from the government’s Technology Strategy Board. Now, we have to wait to see if it can walk the walk, so to say.

After the XK Coupe 75th Anniversary Edition and the XKR 75 Special Edition , Jaguar continues its 75th anniversary celebration with the unveiling of a third special edition: XF V8 75th Anniversary, this time for the Australian market. Like with the other two models, the XF V8 75th Anniversary will be limited to only 75 units, each carrying a price tag of $128,900.

This special edition adds a ton of features over the standard model. These features include standard 20" alloy wheels and exhaust pipe finishers, leather seats and steering wheel, knurled aluminum and real wood veneer trim, and phosphor blue halo lighting combining to create a welcoming, enveloping environment for driver and passengers. The Jaguar XF V8 75th Anniversary Edition has an extensive list of standard features, including 8 way electric seats, keyless start, automatic climate control, and cruise control. Satellite navigation is also included and will ensure that anyone finding the best long winding road is only ever a touch-screen away.

Press release after the jump.

A week ago we reported that Jaguar was planning a coupe and a station wagon version for the current XF sedan . Jaguar CEO Ralf Speth said: "the Jaguar XF shows we can compete…we need more vehicles in that family".

Of course with that type of news, the internet was abuzz with folks trying to figure out what these two versions would look like. The photo here is a rendering of the future XF Coupe. The XF Coupe will be revealed in 2011 and will carry over all the details from the sedan, including the diesel S engine and the S/C 5.0 liter lump. There is also a possibility for the coupe to get the new 4.4 liter TDV8 we expect to see in the Jaguar XJ .

But before the coupe version graces us with its presence, we will see the XF Station Wagon unveiled at the Paris Auto Show. We received a rendering of the station wagon version about two years ago which just proves how long this presentation has been discussed. Aroadster version is also a possibility.

Source: Cars UK

It seems that everyone is talking about Jaguar ’s future. First, we found out that the company confirmed the F-type roadster and new small sedan , but we also discovered that this decision put the long rumored Jaguar supercar on hold. Today, the British press suggested that Jaguar will also be developing a station wagon and coupe version for the XF luxury sedan. Of course, we have heard this story many times before so we will just have to wait and see if this one pans out.

It seems that the XF sedan is a very successful model on the market and Tata wants to take full advantage of all of this success and cover a market as large as possible.

Both new versions will be powered by the same engines as the sedan: a 4.2-liter 400 hp supercharged V8 (possibly an 500 hp "R" version will appear in the future).


Bad guys, watch out! The new Jaguar XF Diesel S is under patrol! Seven Jaguars were chosen by the Central Motorway Police Group to patrol in Staffordshire, Mercia and the West Midlands. The Jaguar was chosen due to its fuel economy (42mpg), CO2 rating (179 g/km), and residual value retention (80% after 1 year/14K and 45% after 3 years/60K).

The police car features: roof mounted light bar with 3600 blue flashing lights and integrated side alley lights, blue and white flashing LED lights inside the front grille, side mounted blue flashing LED lights, blue and red flashing LED lights integrated in the rear light clusters and a Home Office-specification electronics ’Police pack’. Yeah, that’s a lot of lights.

The Jaguar XF Diesel S is powered by a 3.0-liter AJ-V6D Gen III diesel engine that delivers 275 hp. The Diesel S accelerates from 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph.

The residents of the Midlands should look out for this impressive new police cruiser, not that anyone could miss it!

Press release after the jump.

Out in the wild, jaguars are considered to be one of the most cunning and agile among all of its big cat brethren. That being said, it pretty much goes without saying that if car brand is named after that particular cat, you would expect that it would have, at the very least, some of the qualities of the animal it was named after. You just don’t become ’Jaguar ’ by being as slow as a turtle and as heavy on the feet as a drunken belly-buster on a Friday night.

Jaguar’s Chief Engineer of its Vehicle Dynamics division, Mike Cross, will show you that with this name comes performance. In this video, Cross takes the new Jaguar XFR on a test run around a race track while in the middle of a torrential downpour.

Cross was joined by Car Magazine editor Ben Barry as they brave the rain and the slippery conditions to test out the brand’s new saloon. By all accounts, it seemed like the two had a pretty dandy old time putting the XFR through the proverbial ringer.

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While we are all well aware of just how great of an automobile that the JaguarXFR really is, the luxury car builder has announced details about an upcoming alternatively fueled model of the XF sport sedan for 2011 that brings the same high performance attitude and upscale amenities of the top of the line version into a new diesel burning four door dubbed the XF S.

The XF S is powered by a 275 HP diesel mill that promises not to disappoint drivers thanks to the Jag’s Adaptive Dynamics system, a unit that is currently featured on the XFR and XK that constantly adjusts the suspension to improve handling without giving up an ounce of comfort. The result improves on the XF’s already impressive handling and strikes a clever balance between a luxury ride and sports car agility, which will be an option on the high performance diesel.

The exterior of the new Jaguar XF S can be upgraded with a new aerodynamics package similar to the XFR’s which includes black mesh grill inserts, horizontal blades across the lower air intakes and bolder side skirts. Meanwhile the interior features upscale touches like high gloss Piano Black veneer and a Jet Suedecloth headliner that is available as an option on Premium Luxury and Portfolio Diesel S models; ensuring that you don’t have to give up style and luxury just to be green.

Press release after the jump.

If you were to vote the best commercial of the 2009 year which one would it be? Don’t know about you, but experts say this 2010 Jaguar XFR /XKR is the best one.

And it kind of having it all, no? Cool design, interesting graphics, maximum energy and a beautiful lady.

Both models made their world debut i n January at the Detroit Auto Show.

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