If there’s an automaker that has done a remarkable job in changing its image and uplifting its own brand, it’s Jaguar .
Gone are the days when the British brand was described as bland and unreliable. In recent years, it’s been far from that, displaying an edge and aggressiveness to its design that has endeared itself to a lot of people.
The dramatic change in business approach by Jaguar also gave way for a lot of aftermarket companies to begin looking at the company’s cars for potential programs.
One such tuning firm, 2M-DESIGNS, did just that. With the help of Loder1899 and MB-Individual Cars, 2M-DESIGNS was able to build a rather spunky program for current generation Jaguar XF . Sure, it’s a 2011 model, but it still looks spry and agile, two qualities you can attribute to the cat that shares the company’s name.
A host of aerodynamic changes were done to the XF , highlighted by a new front spoiler borrowed that was actually borrowed from the XFR-S . A minor tint was also applied on both the headlights and taillights while a PWF Diamond White and Black Brushed wrap was used on the body of the sports sedan . From there, Loder1899 was tasked to install a new quad exhaust system, as well as a new set of 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Continental tires.
Under its hood, the XF also received an impressive performance boost from 2M-DESIGNS, one that made use of a number of new components, all of which contributed in giving the XF an improved output of 340 horsepower, a significant increase from the 275-horsepower output of the standard model. The resulting uptick in power also allowed the XF to improve its 0-to-60 mph time to just 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 175 mph.
If you’re interested in this program, 2M DESIGNS is making it available for just €15,017, which is about $20,400 based on current exchange rates.
Click past the jump to read more about 2M DESIGNS’ program for the Jaguar XJ
2011 Jaguar XF
Despite being over three years old, this Jaguar XF still looks as light on its feet as its animal counterpart.
Aero components were added into the sports sedan, including a new front spoiler borrowed from the XFR-S.
A fancy car deserves a fancy finish.
Small graphics displaying 2M DESIGN were added to ensure everybody knows who worked on this program.
18-inch alloy wheels look good on the XF.
Light this baby up, it’s one smoking ride!
Though not a completely new model, the facelifted Jaguar XF got tits nip and tuck, resulting in a fresher look for a sports sedan that needed to get a shot in the proverbial arm.
As such, facelifted XF now comes with revised front and rear end styling inspired by the XJ sedan. It will also get new engines, including a diesel. The new Ford/PSA-developed 2,200 cc engine is the same one that will be used for the Range Rover Evoque and will deliver a total of 187 horsepower. The engine will come with a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox that will send the power to the rear wheels. And since it is equipped with start-stop technology, the new engine will emit less than 130 g/km of CO2.
Gallery Jaguar XF
Probably largely uncontested is the fact that the optically renewed in 2011 Jaguar XF sparkles of exclusivity in the upper middle class. Further optimizing the inner and outer values of this conservatively trimmed on understatement XF 3.0 D-S bi-turbo sedan with 8 gear paddle shift automatic transmission and 275 serial HP is the declared aim of the Augsburg, Germany, 2M-Designs company.
The in a way daily tasks of the Augsburg team as selected specialized on PFW (platinum wrapping films) company with innovative Bruxafol foil solutions are car full wrappings with absolutely professional processing and mounting, always with competent consulting beforehand. 2M-Designs calls it Premium-PWF. The here presented Jaguar was wrapped with PWF Diamond White in combination with Black Brushed, whereas the window tinting is dominated by a green tinge.
Before the Augsburg Design agency has stuck on the full wrapping, there have been made still some cosmetic amendments. The matching to the Jaguar XFR-S design front spoiler or the whole body kit, respectively, is on spot. The diffusor in original carbon is part of the body kit and custom built – the engine bonnet air scoops likewise. The installed exhaust system with the four end pipes comes from the tuning forgery Loder1899 in Unterumbach, Germany (about half the way from Augsburg to Munich), a partner company of 2M-Designs. The hollow spoke rims, mounted by Loder1899 already to a Ford GT40, are here in 21 inches with 255/30ZR21 tires on front and 295/35ZR21 on the rear axle. Tires, by the way: After having made intensive tests the 2M-Designs crew has decided to use Conti tires further on. Lowering is materialized by 35 mm with Eibach suspensions, front and rear lamps are slightly tinted. By the way, the works on suspensions and exhaust system have been materialized by the partner company MB-Individual Cars. This is very handy, because the Michael Brandner team is located under the same address as 2M-Designs, too.
After initial disorders, the company own power improvement of the diesel fuelled wildcat with now 340 HP has acceleration values, that must not fear competition: From 0 to 100 kmph (0 to 60 mph) in 5.4 seconds, from 60 to 100 kmph (40 to 60 mph) in 3.3 seconds and from 80 up to 120 kmph (50 to 75 mph) in 4.0 seconds. Vmax is indicated with 280 kmph (175 mph). The basic price for this Jaguar XF amounts up to 53,900 Euro, 68,917 Euro including retrofitting.
By the way, it was a brilliant stroke of 2M-Designs to get the two companies Loder1899 and MB-Individual Cars as partners on board. The notion of Premium of the Premium Car Wrapping company relates for 2M-Designs not only to the car wrapping, but also to the customer loyalty, beginning from the first project and going until the final handover to the client. The complete car retrofitting amounts up to 15,000 Euro!