XFR inspired interior, option of Adaptive Dynamics system
11 February 2010

The Jaguar XF range has been revised, with the creation of a 271bhp Diesel S model with part XFR styling, plus the introduction of a lower entry-level price for the range.

The Diesel S, priced from £38,475, now gets an XFR derived interior as standard and the Adaptive Dynamics system, currently available on the XFR and XK range, as an option as part of a 'Dynamics Pack'. Adaptive Dynamics analyses the chassis movement and steering inputs 500 times a second and adapts the suspension accordingly.

The Dynamics Pack also includes 20-inch five-spoke alloys, and costs from £1250.

“We have applied the lessons learned from the XFR to bring more sophisticated, sporting driving dynamics to the Diesel S model,” said Mike Cross, chief engineer, vehicle integrity.

“Fitted with the state-of-the-art Adaptive Dynamics system, the latest Diesel S provides driving enthusiasts with taut handling and superb body control, but without the noise and harshness often associated with ‘sports’ suspension packages.”

An Aerodynamic Pack' is also available from £1500, rising to £2000 with LED lights. This styling pack adds black mesh inserts for the grille and lower air intakes and XFr style side sills.

In addition, the entry-level 3.0-litre V6 petrol Luxury model now costs from £29,900.

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Jaguar XF 2008-2015

The Jaguar XF is a sublime British executive saloon. It has a tremendous interior and even greater dynamics

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11 February 2010

Is this Jag getting nervous about the new 5-series?! I've noticed they now describe the XF as a "4-door coupe" in TV ads. Which explains why it has far less rear room than the latest BMW (or E-class).

11 February 2010

They have always described it as a 4 door coupe from the moment they unveiled the concept. Nothing has changed.

11 February 2010

I WANT ONE!!!!!! - The XF is soooo much cooler than the new 5 and the Merc is ugly.

11 February 2010

[quote Andrew Lee]Which explains why it has far less rear room than the latest BMW (or E-class).[/quote]

Far less?

13 February 2010

I saw one of these in the car park where i work and i was a bit surprised to see a black grill rather than the usual silver one. Its a cool car. It exceeds in the areas where the BMW and Merc fail and i can only say that's the looks and top class interior. When i first saw the new Merc e-class' rear i thought straight away its a new hyundai but close up i was amazed it was a new Merc with that crappy look. I think those who have a mid life crisis and want to stand out or look difference buy the BMW 5 series but its just such an ugly car no wonder it stands out.

13 February 2010

As I've said before the engineering on all the prestige marques are excellent. The BMW 5 series is no exception and it drives nice.

But Jaguar seem to have made a car that looks the part. But these things are subjective.

I know the XF drives beautifully. I could not fault the drive, the interior, or the comfort. If somebody says they don't like how it drives, consider the obvious, they haven't driven it.

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