The wind of change for Jaguar’s quiet XF
JAGUAR’S XF saloon and XK sport car are getting new looks this autumn.
The front of the XF is allnew, borrowing the look of the XJ limousine, with slimmer headlamps, LED strips, a more upright grille. The bonnet is lower and has a wider power bulge. There are vents behind the wheels with Jaguar script. LED units feature in the larger rear lights.
The cabin has been re- trimmed, with a new steering wheel, colour screens, more supportive front seats and other details changes.
The V6 diesel engines are joined by a cheaper and more economical and cleaner 2.2 diesel, giving 187bhp and 332 lb ft. With an eight-speed automatic gearbox and the first use of stop-start in a Jaguar, it can exceed 50mpg. From £30,950.
Across the new XF range advances have been made in refinement with active engine mounts (diesels) and new sound-deadening material and redesigned wing mirrors to reduce wind noise.
“The result is a car that sets new benchmarks in the suppression of road noise,” says the company. On sale from September. New lamps and cabin upgrades feature on the 2012 model XK range, also here in September.
Prices, from £65,000 for the V8 coupé.