The 2012 Jaguar XF : At-A-Glance
• Dramatic design changes bring the XF's exterior into line with the XJ flagship.
• Range-topping XFR receives unique, assertive styling treatment.
• Bi-function HID xenon headlamps incorporate LED daytime running lights with a distinctive ‘J-Blade' signature.
• Three discrete front bumper and lower rear valance treatments differentiate between variants.
• Tail lamps are now LED for stop, tail and direction indicator functions.
• Refreshed exterior complemented by new alloy wheel choices and paint colours.
• New AJ-i4D diesel model (market specific) is the most economical Jaguar ever, with a range of more than 500 miles.
• 190PS and 450Nm AJ-i4D introduces Intelligent Stop/Start technology, improving fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to 52.3mpg and 149g/km.
• New 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox with optimised response rates, shift quality and efficiency.
• Úpgraded interior with new seats, instrument panel and optional 1200W Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system.XF Design
A saloon with the soul of a Jaguar sports car, the XF has won accolades and enthusiastic fans across the globe for its dynamic abilities and dramatic looks. Advances in lighting technology have allowed the new 2012 XF model range to adopt the bold Jaguar design language introduced on the flagship XJ saloon.
Sheetmetal revisions to the grille, bonnet and front wings incorporating new triangular side vents give the car a more muscular, purposeful appearance. The range-topping XFR receives its own unique, overtly assertive design to underline its performance potential while an alternative ‘Aerodynamic' option is available on all other derivatives for a total of three dramatically different styling options.
The headlamps now incorporate bi-function HID xenon technology that allows them to be much slimmer and more compact while still providing outstanding beam resolution. They also incorporate LED daytime running lights arranged in a distinctive Jaguar ‘J-Blade' signature pattern for instant recognition.
The tail lamps have been entirely renewed and now extend onto the central portion of the boot lid. These new units are now full-LED for stop, light and indicator functions and give the XF a distinctive night-time rear signature. Separating them is a revised boot lid finisher with a gloss black lower edge for a cleaner appearance. The boot also features power closure on all models.
Three new paint colours and an expanded alloy wheel selection ranging from 17 to 20-inch provide the finishing touches to the revised styling.
‘The XF has rightly been recognised as a quintessential Jaguar saloon. It is purposeful yet elegant, with inherent sporting intent in its design. For the latest version we have been able to evolve and enhance that performance character to make the XF the most visually dynamic car in its class.'Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar CarsXF Powertrain and Dynamics
New four-cylinder diesel
It also continues the Jaguar tradition of innovation by offering a combination of technologies that anticipates automotive trends.
Key among the enhancements to XF is the introduction of the 2.2-litre AJ-i4D turbodiesel engine. The unit features low-friction pistons and a water-cooled turbocharger to increase efficiency plus active engine mounts and modifications to the sump and block to reduce NVH levels. The result is not only Jaguar's most fuel-efficient engine ever, but one which offers levels of refinement on a par with the previously-fitted 2.7-litre V6 diesel and all the performance expected of a Jaguar sports saloon. Further refinement is assured on all models by the use of additional acoustic shielding and the use of computational fluid dynamics to smooth exterior airflow.
Power output is 190PS with an impressive torque figure of 450Nm to provide the muscular performance expected of a Jaguar. Reaching 60mph in 8.0 seconds, the car will go on to achieve a top speed of 140mph. Nevertheless the unit still manages 52.3mpg on the EÚ combined cycle – making it the most economical Jaguar ever – and emits just 149g/km of CO2 and is Euro Stage V compliant.
Whether experienced from the driver or passenger seat, the cabin of the XF is a uniquely welcoming and stylish place in which to spend time, using high-end materials in a truly contemporary manner.
Continuing to feature such dramatic ‘surprise and delight' elements as the JaguarDrive Selector that rises from the centre console and air vents that rotate to their open position when the starter button is pressed, the XF interior has also received a comprehensive update.New seats and instruments
Revised front and rear seats incorporate a ‘hoop' feature on both squab and backrest that improves not only their appearance but also the support it offers by increasing the seat's profile. New hide colour combinations, veneers and headlining choices increase the personalisation options available to buyers. All models benefit from a revision to the colour scheme on the centre console, fascia and steering wheel where the ‘Tungsten' finish is replaced by a more contemporary ‘Aurora' theme.
The XF incorporates a formidable amount of technology but in true Jaguar fashion it is integrated seamlessly into the function of the car and controlled through a central seven-inch Touch-screen with a new polarising filter for better contrast viewing.
In order to reduce driver workload, additional switches have been added below the Touch-screen to instantly switch between different functions while new graphics are based on those in Jaguar's flagship XJ. The main driver instrument cluster is now a full-colour TFT unit for greater resolution and clarity.Cutting-edge technology
Three new audio systems are offered on the XF, all of which represent a significant upgrade on those previously available. Heading this up is a 1200W, 17-speaker premium set-up, from British audio experts Bowers & Wilkins, which offers concert hall-like sound reproduction.
All audio systems can be specified with a hard-drive based satellite navigation system that incorporates a ‘virtual' CD multichanger allowing the owner to ‘rip' 10 CDs at a time into the car's memory storage and play them as if they were a physical music medium. The system also now offers a number of different options for connecting MP3 players; two ÚSB ports, one of which is iPod specific and Bluetooth connectivity that allows music to be streamed from a smartphone.
The majority of the car's functions can also be controlled from the driver's seat by Jaguar's Interactive Voice functionality, which provides an intuitive interface for safe, hands-free operation.Source - Jaguar
Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel arrives in Los Angeles after driving 2800 miles62.9 MPG, 2,884 MILES, 11 STATES, THREE TIME ZONES: XF COMPLETES EPIC JOÚRNEY
British team has crossed North America, from New York to Los Angeles, in an XF 2.2 Diesel averaging an incredible 62.9 mpg over 2,884-miles - making it the most efficient Jaguar ever created.
Finishing in Los Angeles,California on Monday, November 14, the journey - the equivalent of travelling from London to the Sahara - took in 11 states, three time zones and eight days. Yet the XF only required four stops for fuel - its peak economy of 67 mpg being achieved on the penultimate day of the trip.
Paul Alcock, XF Project Manager, Jaguar Cars, who was present throughout the journey, commented: 'This project was designed primarily to test the potential economy of the XF 2.2. The incredible figures achieved by the car were accomplished through making every element of the new XF as efficient as possible - from its aerodynamics to its four-cylinder 2.2-litre diesel engine linked to an eight-speed gearbox. The whole XF team is incredibly proud of what's been achieved and is a graphic demonstration of the strength, engineering integrity and efficiency of the car.'
Driven by independent testers, David and Alexander Madgwick, the XF 2.2 was a scrupulously standard ÚK registered, right-hand drive vehicle. In the course of the coast to coast adventure, the car maintained an average speed of 53 mph incorporating a multitude of real-life scenarios including the busy roads exitingNew Yorkand, towards the end of the trip, enteringLos Angeles, road works, high winds and a climb to 7,275 feet above sea level.
Despite such efficiency, the XF 2.2 maintains the levels of performance and efficiency expected of a Jaguar. Capable of seating five adults in comfort, it's equipped with leather trim as standard as well as a touchscreen display and climate control. The XF is capable of accelerating from rest to 60 mph in 8.0-seconds before reaching a top speed of 140mph.
The project has been broadcast live on Twitter and on Facebook as Jaguar's Senior Press Officer, Faye Goldstraw, travelling in a support vehicle, charted the progress of the car as it crossed America.Source - Jaguar