British sedan 2017 Jaguar XF of the second generation got a new aluminum platform, received a more modern body design, elegant interior, a huge selection of the latest equipment and security systems, a new range of diesel and petrol engines.
The car is already available for pre-order. Sales of updated version will begin in late 2016.
Release date: late 2016
The pricing will remain the same and will start at around $50,000.
Update: the car has already available for sale, starting from $49,245. Top-end trim version starting from $67,195.
Improved in Every Way
The new generation of British saloon dedicated to European E-class – Jaguar XF of the 2017 model year has been improved in all parameters compared to the first generation model. The new sedan is built on a completely new platform made of aluminum, will significantly reduce the curb weight of the body of a large sedan compared to its predecessor (depending on the installed engine it is 143-264 lbs), the torsional stiffness of the body has increased by 28%.
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External dimensions of the body of the new 2017 Jaguar XF are following: 195 in (4954 mm) in length, 82.3 in (2091 mm) in width (with unfolded rear-view mirrors); 57.3 in (1457 mm) in height, with 116.5 in (2960 mm) wheelbase, and 4.5 in (116 mm) of ground clearance.
The front end is assertive and even aggressive, due to the grille increased in size, new headlamps and a massive bumper with bright plumage. Sculpted forges embossed on the hood and expressive fenders turning into powerful bloated wheel arches add brutality.
On the side British sedan looks sporty: long hood, domed roof with a strong inclination of the front and rear racks, stylish and unique side doors, elegant trunk lid.
On the rear sedan from Jaguar brand have rear lights with LED filling connected by a chrome trim jumper, compact trunk lid spoiler and athletic bumper, diffuser supplemented.
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Whole New Interior
The interior of a second-generation Jaguar XF – a combination of luxury and comfort, coupled with the highest technology and care about the passengers. It is worth noting that the increase in the size of the wheelbase made possible to give the passengers of the second row more space than in the predecessor. The increase is 0.5 in legroom, 0.9 in for the knees and even above the head added a little bit more than one inch.
The luggage compartment has a volume of 19 cubic feet.
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As for high-tech equipment, buyers will appreciate the virtual instrument panel with variable parameters of output information (TFT display diagonal of 12.3-inch); color Head-Up Display with laser technology; multimedia InControl Touch system with an 8-inch color touch screen or InControl touch Pro system with 10.2-inch touch screen (InControl Apps and InControl Remote, 3G Wi-Fi hotspot); Meridian audio system with 17 speakers, an autonomous emergency braking system with stereo cameras, an upgraded parking assistant, traffic sign recognition system, adaptive cruise control, ASPC system (adaptation of cars for the slippery road surface).
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Under the Hood
British sedan is equipped with two diesel and three petrol engines working in tandem with 8-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive layout for high-end versions. The suspension is fully independent with aluminum parts (double wishbone in front, multi-link in rear). The car also has electric power steering, disc brakes. Optional adaptive dampers are available for the sedans with six-cylinder engines. Configurable Dynamics system (the driver is free to change the behavior of the throttle, gearbox, steering, and suspension) is also available.
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Diesel versions of the new Jaguar XF:
The 2.0-liter i4D (180 hp 317 ft lbs) with 8-speed automatic transmission and RWD. Acceleration from 0 to 60 in 8.1 seconds, top speed 142 mph.
3.0-liter TD V6 (300 hp 516 ft lbs) with the same gearbox and rear-wheel drive. Acceleration from 0 to 60 in 6.2 seconds, 155 mph top speed.
Petrol versions of the new Jaguar XF:
The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged (240 hp 250 ft lbs), mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Going up to 60 for 7.0 seconds, top speed 154 mph.
The 3.0-liter V6 (340 hp 331 ft lbs) with AWD. The powerful engine and all-wheel drive sedan will help to accelerate to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
The 3.0-liter V6 (380 hp 331 ft lbs) has the same 8-speed gearbox and all-wheel drive layout. It accelerates to 60 in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
All 3-liter petrol engines equipped with a supercharger.
Update: US version of the car comes with 3 engine options: base 2-liter 180 HP diesel engine or optional supercharged V6 (340 or 380 HP).