Jaguar XF is a luxury saloon model, which was launched in 2008 and received a prideful response from global auto markets. In its journey since the introduction, the company has given several updates to this car. All the changes in the new model are merely cosmetic with the exteriors and interiors tweaked. This car is not just only about interior luxury, but it is also known for its innovative technologies and comfort features. This vehicle is available in four trim levels, which are Executive, Luxury, Premium Luxury and XFR. Now, the manufacturer has rolled out a 'Special Edition' trim in this series, which is named as Aero Sport Edition. This version is powered by the same 2.2-litre diesel engine, which is mated to an automatic transmission gearbox. But gets some distinct cosmetics like a black colored grille with chrome surround along with a sportier bumper and a pair of funky fog lamps. It also gets R-Styled side sills, which further enhances its style. The insides too are slightly refurbished in the form of aluminum accents along with leather and wooden veneers. Furthermore, this trim also gets additional aspects like a touch-screen infotainment system including navigation along with sunroof as well. There are no changes made to the existing variants and they continue to be available with the same aspects.
Apart from the 2179cc diesel engine, this saloon is available with a 3.0-litre diesel, 2.0-litre and 5.0-litre petrol engines, which are mated to an advanced eight speed automatic transmission gearbox. This super luxury car is gifted with sophisticated features including the Jaguar Drive Selector, Jaguar Drive Control and a Dynamic Stability Control system. Beside these, it gets standard features like a cruise control, electric glass sunroof, front and rear parking aid with rear view camera and Jaguar Sound System with 6 CD player. With greatly enhanced features, this XF model will takes-on other premium luxury sedans like BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6.
The newly introduced Aero Sport edition looks a bit more stylish as compared to the existing version. The reason is because of its exclusive elements like glossy black radiator grille featuring a chrome surround along with R-styled side sills and a sporty bumper. It also gets swanky fog lamps, which further dazzles its front facade. The XFR version has increased horizons of sporting credentials in automobile world. Designers at the company have worked aggressively and went back to sketch-board to design the different looking model. It is evident from their work that the facelift follows the design language of XJ flagship sedan. This saloon has a beautiful yet bold front facade with slim headlight set featuring LED DRLs. It also gets a perforated grille with extensive metallic treatment. A lower bonnet line complete with a pronounced, wider power bulge running down the center adds a purposeful stance. The section under bumper also gets bit of styling with 3 air intake sections. The car has a new nose and exciting roof with sweeping line. At the rear of the car the tail lamp units have been redone with LEDs, while the units themselves now extend further into the boot lid with a new chrome blade placed below the company's prominent logo. The beautiful 10 spoke alloy wheels shed luxury and looks simply sporty and assertive. The exterior is simply mesmerizing for all those who fantasies luxury with power. The exterior will simply blow your mind with those interesting cuts and lines on its body, giving it an incomparably look in its segment.
Overall length, wheelbase, width and height of this car are 4961mm, 2053 mm and 1460 mm respectively which is in perfect ratio that makes it a well balanced and controlled car. It has a wheelbase of 2909 mm.
Ed's take: The interiors of the XF makes you feel exclusive, apart from the luxury it offers. Push the start button and the gear knob raises into your palm and also, the AC vents flip open.
This newly launched exclusive edition gets aluminum along with wooden inserts on dashboard and door panels. At the same time, it gets a special leather upholstery that renders a distinctive appeal to the cabin. Inside, this new machine has restyled Servotronics steering wheel joining a revised switchgear for the ventilation systems and a new colored, central and dial-mounted screen for the navigation and infotainment systems. Redesigned seats and new trim pieces complete the list of changes in the interiors. It owns all those supreme luxury finishes which will simply take your heart away. It melts wood veneers along with the supple leather and shining aluminum to give a contemporary look, which you will never forget in life. The designing is too exclusive to its origin with every part showing huge work done by craftsmen. The interior depicts modern looks and still assures you the traditional comfort. Coming to the performance oriented detailing, it again deserves a patent as it is exclusive and new in market. Its seats are in soft grain leather giving comfort and style. These seats are adjustable as per convenience. This 5 seater has lofty seating arrangements. The designing though being eye catchy still maintains some serenity and simplicity in it. It promises simplicity and luxury in its own unique ways. The dash is jeweled up with little hallo illumination around 2 tripmeters, Jaguar Drive Selector console, switch panels, Electric Parking Brake and the start-stop button. These detailings simply enhance the interiors and facilitates the driver in small yet peculiar ways. The 4 door saloon has a good boot space of 462 litres.
The new saloon treats you like its master and obeys your commands at a click. A powerful AC with dual zone climate control, cruise control and rear AC vents commences the comfort list . Power windows, remote control opening for boot and fuel lid, power steering with tilt adjustments for reaching and raking and audio controls for easy access to infotainment system are the other Jinis being operated with ease. The saloon gives you all the comfort front and rear armrest, rear wiper and rear defogger. Tinted glass with provides protection from heat and rain sensor wipers on windscreen along with electrically heated, auto dimming power foldable ORVMs with approach lamps and side repeaters are boastful. Auto headlamp and auto washer makes the this far more than just a car.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
Ed's take: The acceleration of the XF 2.2 is good and it is sufficient for city and highway driving.
The diesel variant with 2993cc diesel engine can reach 100 kmph from standstill in just 6.4 seconds, while the 2.2-litre mill takes only about 8.5 seconds. The V8 petrol version accelerates to 100 kmph in a time span of 5.7 seconds and reaches a highest speed of 250 kmph. While the other 4-cylindered petrol engine clocks a top speed of 225 Kmph and can break the 100 Kmph mark in 7.9 seconds.
Engine and Performance
Ed's take: All the engines on the offer aren’t just good on paper, but even in the real world. The performance is as good as a luxury car, while the 5.0-litre supercharged is scaring quick.
This vehicle is currently available with two petrol and two diesel engine options. The high end XFR petrol trim houses a 5.0-litre engine that has 8-cylinders and displaces 5000cc. This engine develops a power of 502.9bhp between 6000 to 6500rpm and yields 625Nm between 2500 to 5500rpm. Its base petrol trim houses a 2.0-litre mill that comprises of 4-cylinders. This 1999cc turbocharged engine can produce 237.4bhp at 5500rpm and generates a maximum torque of 340Nm at just 1750rpm. As for the diesel variants, its base trim including the newly launched Aero Sport trim houses a 2.2-litre engine that has direct fuel injection technology. This 4-cylinder engine produces a power of 187.7bhp at 3500rpm and releases a peak torque of 450Nm at just 2000rpm. There is another diesel engine with a displacement capacity of 2993cc. This is 6-cylinder engine that also has a high pressure direct injection system. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 270.9bhp at 4000rpm that results in a commanding torque of 625Nm at just 2000rpm. All these engines are mated to an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
Ed's take: Jaguar recently introduced the 2.2-litre XF, which is the new smallest engine on the offering. It now comes with an eight-speed ZF transmission that makes its fuel efficient. Jaguar has downsized the petrol engine to 2.0-litre turbo petrol and this has improved the efficiency of the petrol mill too.
The 5.0-litre petrol mill gives away a maximum mileage of 8.62 Kmpl, while the 2.0-litre engine can give away 10.8 Kmpl. Coming to the diesel versions, its 3.0-litre engine has the ability to give away 14.74 Kmpl wherein, the 2.2-litre mill can give away 16.36 Kmpl.
Power of Jaguar XF
Ed's take: The power produced by the 2.2-litre, and 3.0-litre is good, whereas the 5.0-litre supercharged is brutal. With over 500bhp on the offer, it competes with AMGs, Ms and RS. The 2.0-litre too is powerful and efficient enough.
One of the diesel variant houses a 2933cc engine that can produce a power of 270.9bhp along with a pounding torque of 600Nm. The other engine with 2179cc displacement capacity can unleash 187.7bhp along with a torque of 450Nm. The XFR variant houses a 5000cc petrol mill that generates 502.9bhp in combination with 625Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 1999cc petrol mill churns out 237.4bhp of power along with 340Nm of torque.
Stereo & Accessories
Ed's take: Being a luxury sedan, it gets all the frills like sunroof, electrically adjustable front seats, touchscreen system, navigation, electrically adjustable steering wheel. There is now even rear blindfolds that are electrically operated. The front seats can be adjusted from the rear seats itself.
This vehicle makes no compromise when it comes to style and luxury. For that it offers 6 Disc In dash CD changer, portable audio interface and MP3 compatibility to its customers. Bluetooth telephone connectivity makes things more interesting in the sports saloon. And to facilitate all these, you don't have to struggle with little control buttons rather just do it in a smart way with 7" full touchscreen display with audio control, climate control and blue tooth connectivity in the entertainment system. The recently introduced special edition also gets an advanced infotainment unit along with a navigation system and other entertainment equipments.
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Braking & Handling
Ed's take: The handling characteristics of the XF are good and even the steering wheel feedback is good despite being light.
The front brakes are ventilated and the rear brakes are disc brakes to avoid any mishap during accidental situations. Not just that, a lot of electronics also detect early threats and senses that the car can go out of control, and thus instruct a firmer control over the vehicle. Anti Lock-braking system along with EBD (Electronic Braking System) is helpful in preventing the wheels from locking up during emergencies, thus making the handling of the machine quite easy. All independent suspension system is used in the luxury saloon. 6 speed Electronic Automatic Transmission with Jaguar Sequential renders a butter smooth drive on Indian roads.
Safety & Security
Ed's take: The safety features on the XF are as good as any other luxury sedans. Airbags, ESP, ABS etc are all present on the XF. The handling of the XF is good and even the ground clearance of this sedan.
It uses all latest and intelligent technologies to keep your car safe and you being free from tensions. It comes with Jaguar smart key system which makes it possible to conduct keyless entry and start. It also features pedestrian contact sensing to protect your wealth from outside danger. The front and rear camera keeps you aware of the ambiance and thus avoiding any mishap. The remote control central locking and security system keeps you safe and secure with this sport saloon. ABS and EBD enhance the safety with along with 8 airbags, front and rear parking sensor, fog lamps, traction control, and ESP (Electronic Stability Program). 3 rear seat belts are also gifted to it.
It is dressed with 10 spoke 18 inch alloy wheels. Its wheels are the important part of the elements providing luxury to the car. Full size spare mirror is also added. Tubeless tyres are used for less wear and tear.
1. Innovative comfort and safety features.
2. External appearance is very attractive.
3. Top end petrol variant delivers astounding performance.
4. Lavish interior space with luxurious seating arrangement.
5. Acceleration and pickup are quite good.
1. Price range is too expensive for Indian buyers.
2. Low ground clearance make it hard to drive on uneven roads.
3. Authorized service stations needs to increase.
4. Fuel economy is very poor.
5. Lack of electric sunroof is a disadvantage.
Jaguar XF price
|2.0 Diesel Pure |
|47.5 Lakh ||48.14 Lakh ||50.23 Lakh ||50.38 Lakh ||52.13 Lakh ||48.83 Lakh ||48.92 Lakh
|2.0 Diesel Prestige |
|53.9 Lakh ||54.62 Lakh ||55.52 Lakh ||57.81 Lakh ||59.77 Lakh ||55.41 Lakh ||55.52 Lakh
|2.0 Diesel Portfolio |
|60.1 Lakh ||60.91 Lakh ||63.98 Lakh ||63.2 Lakh ||65.35 Lakh ||61.78 Lakh ||61.9 Lakh
|2.0 Petrol Prestige |
|53.65 Lakh ||54.37 Lakh ||55.52 Lakh ||57.56 Lakh ||59.51 Lakh ||55.15 Lakh ||55.26 Lakh
|2.0 Petrol Portfolio |
|59.85 Lakh ||60.65 Lakh ||62.92 Lakh ||62.95 Lakh ||65.09 Lakh ||61.53 Lakh ||61.65 Lakh
|R Supercharged 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol |
|72.21 Lakh ||73.18 Lakh ||73.73 Lakh ||73.89 Lakh ||73.5 Lakh ||74.23 Lakh ||74.38 Lakh