The Jaguar XF has been updated for 2016 and now includes the option of all-wheel drive for the first time.
The executive saloon - a rival for the likes of the BMW 5 Series, Volvo S90, Audi A6 and new Mercedes-Benz E-Class - will follow other Jaguar models, including the F-Type and XE, by being offered in all-wheel-drive form. The all-wheel-drive XF will only be available with one engine option: a 178bhp version of Jaguar's four-cylinder Ingenium diesel.
Equipped with this powertrain, Jaguar says the AWD XF can reach 60mph from rest in 7.9sec - 0.2sec slower than the corresponding two-wheel-drive car - and reach a top speed of 136mph. Fuel consumption is a claimed 57.7mpg, with CO2 emissions of 129g/km when connected to Jaguar's eight-speed automatic transmission.
Jaguar says the AWD XF is the lightest saloon in its class, thanks to the manufacturer's aluminium architecture. The car weighs approximately 105kg more than the corresponding two-wheel-drive models.