2016 Jaguar XF Review, Price

The new Jaguar XF was driven 780ft accross a high wire by Jim
Dowdall, famous British stuntman, in order to demonstrate the
light aluminum-intensive construction of the vehicle.

The all-new 2016 Jaguar XF brings an unrivalled blend of
refinement, fuel economy, dynamics and design to the business
car segment.

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The exterior of the 2016 Jaguar XF hasn’t changed a lot. The
all-new vehicle has kept the main features of its predecessor,
but introduces advanced aluminum-intensive architecture. 75% of
the exterior is made of pure aluminum, which reduced the
vehicle weight by up to 265 lbs. The torsional stiffness has
been increased up to 28%.

The ideal balance has been achieved through the sophisticated
two-fold wishbone and Integral Link suspension, accompanied
with 50:50 weight distribution.

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Interior

The interior design of the 2016 Jaguar XF uses a seamless mix
of modern fancy materials and finishes, smooth and
sophisticated surfaces, well-known craftsmanship and state
of the art
technology.

The wheelbase is 2” longer, which enables the rear seat space
with much more legroom, kneeroom and headroom.

In terms of the infotainment and connectivity, this vehicle is
the most advanced one Jaguar has ever had. The new InControl
Touch Pro premium infotainment system has a 10.2” touchscreen,
followed by a reconfigurable 12.3” TFT instrument cluster and
Dual View technology which allows the driver to simultaneously
see information (e.g. navigation) while the front passenger is
watching TV.

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InControl Touch Pro possesses a solid-state drive, a quad-core
processor and it runs on pretty fast Ethernet. All of this
results in the delivery of amazing graphics and excellent
response times.

Engine and performance

Engines available for the 2016 Jaguar XF light aluminum
construction will be 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engines in
180PS/430 Nm and 163 PS/380Nm ratings, eith specially-optimised
6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions.

Other engines – 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo diesel and 3.0-liter V6
supercharged petrol engine – come exclusively with 8-speed
automatic transmissions. With this engine, the new Jaguar
XF is reaching top speed of 119 mph (191.5 km / h) and
accelerates 0-60 mph in 5.3 sec. Fuel consumption ranges
from 17 mpg (13.8 l / 100 km) city drive, to decent 27 mpg (8.7
l / 100km) on the highway The former produces up to 300 PS
and 700 Nm of torque, whereas the latter produces 380 PS/450
Nm. The supercharged V8 engine hasn’t been mentioned yet.

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As it was already the case, the XF comes with a rear-drive as
standard, but it will be offered with a 4-wheel drive.

The XF will also have available optional adaptive damping and
Jag’s Configurable Dynamics package.

Price and release date

The 2016 Jaguar XF will be officially unveiled on April 1,
at the 2015 New York Auto Show. There is no talk of the prices
yet, but it is expected that the base diesel model price should
start around £30,000 (44,500 US dollars).

The first Jaguar XF vehicles will be produced this autumn at
JLR’s Castle Bromwich facility.