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Subtle facelift for super-saloon with modest power gains - but it's set to gain an eight-speed 'box

Jaguar looks set to keep things subtle with the facelifted version of its XFR super-saloon, judging from the first spy shots of the car.

The complex pattern of the test car’s disguise almost manages to make this XF look like a regular model. But the deeper air intakes, side skirts and four exhaust pipes reveal that it is the next version of the 503bhp XFR hot rod.

See the spy pics of the new Jaguar XFR in testing

Due to appear at the same time as the facelifted XF range, the revised XFR is unlikely to offer any significant gain in power over the current car.

But it is set to offer a couple of extra gear ratios; Jaguar is planning to roll out a ZF-developed eight-speed automatic gearbox across the range, replacing the current six-speed unit.

Read more on the facelifted Jaguar XF range

A range of new engines is expected to appear in the updated standard model range: a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder Ford/PSA diesel unit (currently used by Land Rover) is heavily tipped to join the range to power a new entry-level model. Power from this engine in the XF will be around 200bhp.

The facelifted saloon’s launch is expected to coincide with the debut of a fastback, sporting estate version of the XF. Expect elegant styling incorporating a shade more practicality to be the defining features in this model, rather than a Volvo-style cavernous load area.

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

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supermanuel 13 December 2010

Re: Jaguar XFR facelift - first pics

Los Angeles wrote:
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supermanuel 12 December 2010

Re: Jaguar XFR facelift - first pics

Los Angeles wrote:
Hi Supermanuel - I empathise, but trolls are chronically unable to connect meaningfully with bloggers. It's all antagonism, malicious asides, and adolescent jeering. Looking back over the constant mean, terse posts you'll be hard pressed to find any paying anyone a compliment for something they said or wrote.

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supermanuel 10 December 2010

Re: Jaguar XFR facelift - first pics

Will86 wrote:
A facelift that improves the appearance of a car? Whatever next?

A rarity these days. It's like they released the facelift version and the original the wrong way round.