What is it?
A diesel that wants to be an XFR. In an effort to differentiate the two versions of 3.0 V6 diesel available in the XF, Jaguar is now offering a couple of tempting options for the higher powered 271bhp S model.
A £1500 ‘Aerodynamic Pack’ gives the diesel a touch of the XFR, with bolstered sills and a more aggressive front. While not an exact replica of 503bhp supercharged R model, this does give the XF a stronger visual stance. LED running lights are also available for an additional £500.
Available separately, or in conjunction with the Aero Pack, is a Dynamics Pack that adds continuously variable dampers, until now only seen on the XFR, and 20” Volans alloys. It is worth noting though, that this pack does not bring an E-Diff to the Diesel.
Inside the S now gets the leather sports seats from the XFR as standard, and can optionally be specified with Piano Black veneer and alcantara-style headlining.
What’s it like?
Obviously you can make up your own mind on the merits of the Aero Pack so we’ll leave that and concentrate instead on the Dynamics Pack. The first thing to say is that the differences are subtle, so subtle that you’d really need to drive a regular S and one with the pack fitted, back-to-back to notice the difference.