It’s rare that you get an invite to come along and listen to a new car’s audio system, but when Jaguar suggested I do just that with the new XF I couldn’t resist.


Jaguar is, understandably, making a big deal out of the XF’s sound system.

It’s created by Bowers and Wilkins – a British audio company that provides Abbey Road studios with all its speakers, and which represents the holy grail for audiophiles.

The 440W system fitted to the XF boasts fourteen speakers, Dolby surround sound and a system tuned to offer faithful sound reproduction.

All kinds of technical trickery is used to achieve this, including speaker cones made out of Kevlar – the same stuff you make a bullet-proof jacket out of. So no distortion there, then.