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.

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Arden, the well-known British tuning company unveiled its new tuning kit for the recently launched Jaguar XF . Dubbed AJ 21, the new car will feature a complete new front apron in the Arden style, front stainless steel grill manufactured by hand, new side skirts, a rear spoiler, rear air diffuser with integrated exhaust system.

21 inch alloy wheels are also available, as well as larger air vents for perfect cooling of the engine and brake system. Arden re-programmed the two engines, 2.7 liter V6 Turbodiesel and 4.2 liter gasoline V8 Supercharger, which now develop up to 500 hp for the supercharged V8.

More details after the jump!

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Although, according to some people theJaguar XF doesn’t need any customization the German tuner Loder1899 thought the opposite and presented their tuning kit for the XF. The body styling kit includes an elegant front spoiler, side skirts, an extravagant rear spoiler and a rear air diffuser which includes a double exhaust system. The vehicle was also lowered by 35 mm with the help of the Loder1899 suspension kit in order to provide better handling without modifying the comfort.

Jaguar XF by Loder1899

The engine of the car also received a power increase from 207 hp to 249 hp with the help of ECU tweaking. To complete this stylish kit Loder1899 added some 19” alloy wheels which give the car a better look and also a plus of sportivity.

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Jaguar XF by H&R

H&R keeps working hard on new products, after the BMW 1 they now release of special springs for the recently launched Jaguar XF . The new suspension kit allows the car to be lower by 35 mm which improves the looks but also delivers better handling for the British sedan. Although the car received this special kit the well-known comfort of the car was not lost in order to keep the tradition of the British manufacturer.

The launch of the new XF was a real success for Jaguar: the first real sports sedan launched by the company caught everyone’s attention starting the very first day.

The XF’s hard points come from the S-Type, which it replaces. But Jaguar is using the V-8 engines, suspension, subframes, six-speed transmission, propeller shaft and differential from the upmarket XJ sedan and XK sports car.

Despite all the parts scrounging, the XF has little in common with the rest of the Jaguar lineup or its predecessor. This could be the car that carries Jaguar into the modern age and out of the wood-and-leather ghetto.

The wheelbase is the same as the S-Type, but the XF is longer and skinnier. Unlike the elegant aluminum structure of the XJ and XK, the XF has a steel shell.

The 4.2-liter V-8 is shared with the rest of the lineup but is slightly retuned for different driving styles. The six-speed automatic transmission from ZF Friedrichshafen is the same as in the other Jags, but gear shifts occur 15 percent faster in the XF.

The base XF’s estimated 0-to-60 time is 6.2 seconds, with a sub-15-second quarter-mile time.

Although Arden released only one image of its AJ 21 tuning kit based on the Jaguar XF luxury sedan, we can tell that the German tuner is the first one to do a serious job with the XF (the first one was actually Galpin, but their work is not that impressive!).

The tuning kit includes a new front bumper, a new mesh grille, custom ‘leaping-cat’ hood ornament, LED daytime running lights, aero side mirrors and a pair of sporty side sills.

Even if Arden did not release any details about the technical improvements, we can expects to see under the bonnet a 4.5 liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers 480 hp (same used in the AJ20 Jaguar XKR).

Jaguar will unveil the XF-C Coupe Concept at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show on April 20. The XF-c Coupe is a preview of the coupe version of the 2009 XF sedan.

Based on the new XF sedan, the XF-C is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that develops more than 500 Hp.

Stay tuned, more details will follow!

Update: Actually Not. Just another joke on April Fools’ Day.

Source: Carscoop

Do you like the Jaguar XF? How about in this two tone black and red tuning kit from Galpin? Well, I prefer the standard version!

Jaguar XF by Galpin

Galpin is offering 22-inch wheels, color-matched Forgiato wheels, smoked tail lamps and "blacked-out" window trim. No big changes made on the interior or under the hood!

Jaguar received 10.000 orders for the new XF luxury sedan; 3000 coming from USA. Jaguar executives say they released the figures to show the impact of the XF even without advertising or cars available to test drive.

The company put together a 21-city road show with a few demo XFs in tow, training entire dealerships at once. Dealerships then conducted events for loyal customers and luxury intenders.

The United Kingdom, Europe and North America will all begin selling the XF on March 10. The simultaneous launch is a first for Jaguar. It used to do regional rollouts, with the United States getting cars up to six months after Europe. But Jaguar has proved equal to the task, says Mike O’Driscoll, managing director of Jaguar Cars Ltd.

The new XF will be available in the US with a choice of two engines – a 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 and a 4.2-liter supercharged V8. In naturally-aspirated form, the XF develops 300bhp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. The supercharged version uses a highly efficient rotor-type supercharger that develops 420bhp and 408 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines combine effortless performance, unrivalled character, an impeccable pedigree, and have a classic Jaguar blend of power and refinement.

Jaguar will start working on cheaper, low-C02 XF

The new CAFE rules are putting lots of pressure on shoulders of auto makers. Reason why Jaguar is considering a smaller-capacity turbodiesel version of the new XF saloon.

"We will just have to keep an eye on where the market goes, and if customers start demanding it, we will have to respond," said Mick Mohan, Jaguar’s product development chief.

Jaguar is likely to look into the Ford parts bin for a usable engine: options include boosting the power of the 130bhp 2.0-litre Mondeo TDCi engine, or using the 152bhp 2.2-litre X-type diesel’s engine.

Source: AutoCar

Naughty kitty! This is the sentence that could describe best the future plans for Jaguar. After the company will go on the hands of the new owner, they will get very busy planning the future: the XF could be unveiled in another four different versions, including an SUV.

First to be launched is the F-Type sports-car that will compete with the Porsche 911. It will be powered by either a V6 or a V8 engine and will be priced under £45,000.

The XF Coupe, most likely version to happen, will stick largely with the saloon’s interior architecture and engine line-up, but to be distinctive enough to sell on exclusivity. The Crossover 4x4 is just a a long-odds possibility. The Convertible version is not favored at present by either engineers or accountants. The engineers don’t want it because of the large amount of unique engineering needed to reinforce the chassis and to make such a large fabric roof. The bean counters are hesitant because of the expense, given the modest expected sales. American dealers are predictably keen, but the company calculates they can attract rag-top customers with the coupe. Another possibility is a Estate version, but also a very poor chance to see it on the market.

More after the jump.

Source: AutoCar

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