Tuesday, 4 September 2007

New 2008 Jaguar XF

Sporting a coupe-like profile but fitted with 4 doors, the XF is a four-door Jaguar that fuses the style and performance of a sports car with the refinement, space and comfort of a luxury saloon.

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The new XF will be available with a choice of four engines, all featuring Jaguar's six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted 'paddles' for manual gear selection (JaguarSequential Shift):
- 2.7-litre V6 twin-turbocharged diesel: 0-100kph in 8.2secs and a top speed of 230km/h
- 3.0-litre V6 petrol: 0-100kph in 8.3secs and a top speed of 238km/h
- 4.2 V8 petrol: 0-100kph in 6.5 secs and will top out at an electronically limited 250km/h
- 4.2 Supercharged V8 petrol: 0-100kph in 5.4 secs with a top speed electronically limited to 250km/h.

Jaguar craftsmanship adopts a sharp new edge on the XF. Sophisticated instrumentation, a Touch-screen, modern materials and graphics complement new 'surprise and delight' features. Upon entry into the XF, the start button pulses red, like a heartbeat. Start the engine and the JaguarDrive Selector rises into the palm of the hand, while rotating vents turn from their flush, 'parked' position to their functional open position.

Key driving aids on the XF include Electronic Brake Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Anti-lock Braking System, Dynamic Stability Control, Cornering Brake Control, and Engine Drag Torque Control. And, for the first time in a Jaguar, Understeer Control Logic which decelerates the car and helps to restore grip to the front wheels when required.

There are three levels of audio system, all controlled through the Touch-screen. The top-of-the-range Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) 440w Premium Sound System option offers extraordinary clarity and faithful sound reproduction. Designed and tuned for the XF by Bowers & Wilkins, the surround-sound system delivers a powerful and vivid performance.
Boot capacity is a generous 540 litres despite the swoopy profile.

Fans of the luxury marque will be able to get their hands on this sleek and sporty 4-door coupe beginning March 2008 in Europe with other world markets to follow later.

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