Jaguars are cool. Jaguars are awesome. Jaguars are the best.
Anytime you attach those three descriptions to the British automaker, chances are, you’re going to have a lot of people agreeing with you. That includes German tuner, Loder1899, who not only loves Jaguars, but loves them enough to give one of the brand’s models - the XF V6 Diesel - a comprehensive aerodynamic and performance upgrade.
The trick to appreciating Loder1899’s program is to look at the details. The things you’ll notice are the new components, including the front apron, the boot lid spoiler and the carbon-fiber diffuser. Looks great, right?
But once you really take a closer look at the car, you’ll also notice that a lot of its components have been blacked-out, particularly the grille, the headlights, the hood vents, front intakes, side mirrors, side vents, the taillights and even the Jaguar badges. What all this blacked-out goodness does is turn the XF into a wicked saloon that oozes of attitude. Rounding out the exterior modifications is a new set of 21-inch wheels wrapped in 255 tires.
Under its hood, the XF V6 Diesel also gets the benefit of having a remapped ECU unit that increases its output from the standard 275 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque to an impressive 310 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque, good enough to allow the car to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.2 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the standard model with a top speed of 155 mph.
Click past the jump to read about the Jaguar XF Diesel
Jaguar XF V6 Diesel
As the top-of-the-line trim for the diesel variants of the Jaguar XF, the V-6 Diesel takes the full reigns of the luxury sedan’s upmarket appeal with a powertrain that carries its own weight around.
The XF certainly looks the part of a refreshed model with a revised front and rear end styling inspired by the XJ sedan. It’s not the Jaguar of old, fellas. The new XF is a car for today and the future, a testament to the new styling direction the British automaker has given to these big cats.