Jaguar XF (2007)
To say that the XF is the car that saved Jaguar might be overstating things just a little. It introduced a new visual style, which was carried over to the XJ and smaller (belated X-TYPE replacement) XE. It was the one that revolutionised Jaguar, and convinced buyers that they don’t have to like retro to enjoy one of these fine British luxury cars.
Production started in 2007, and rapidly picked up once the full range was on-stream, including the belated Sportbrake version. It was based heavily on the old S-TYPE, although it looked and felt vastly different. The XF was replaced in 2015 by the visually similar 2015 version, but that one was underpinned by all-new aluminium architecture, and powered by the new-generation Ingenium engine range.
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Codenamed X250, the XF was originally planned as an aluminium monocoque, like the current XJ. However, Jaguar needed the car on the market as quickly as possible, and so it continues with a steel body featuring some aluminium panels. To save cash and time, Jaguar has overhauled the old S-type’s DEW98 platform, a Lincoln hand-me-down […]
Mike Humble There’s no point wasting too many words, the XF Sportbrake is a truly great car. Made in the UK and developed for the discerning driver who appreciates style with substance, this is a car which radiates coolness rather than brashness. Personally, as a fan of the XF, I find the Sportbrake to be a better all […]
The Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake has made its public début at the Geneva Motor Show. The super-estate is powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine delivering 542bhp, goes head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Audi RS6, and will cost £82,495 when it goes on sale this April. The Sportbrake is the third R-S model from Jaguar alongside its XF […]
John Slavin The Jaguar XF has been a great success and, for that to happen, it’s had to compete with the likes of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Both of its German rivals have rear-drive performance variants and the Jaguar XFR was introduced to compete with them. It’s a plenty powerful car but, whether […]
The Jaguar XFR-S has been unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles motor show, and it’s going M5, RS and AMG hunting. The new British super-saloon receives the same engine as the XKR-S with 542bhp, gets its speed limiter raised to 186mph, and has been priced at £79,995. The XFR-S’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 has been boosted […]
David Ross, Honest John You can forgive Jaguar for the rather elaborate name. What we used to call an estate is now rather more grand thanks to the Sportbrake label. But then this is more than simply an estate version of the XF. The Sportbrake is a key model for Jaguar as it looks to […]
Words: Keith Adams Photography: Newspress Jaguar’s Sportsbrake made it public debut at Geneva, and extends appeal of the XF, opening up to a further 30% of the executive car class. The estate has increased headroom for back-seat passengers, and with the split-fold rear seats down, it can carry 1675 litres of cargo. Initially powering the […]
The new Jaguar XF Sportbrake has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Sharing its underpinnings with the XF saloon, the Sportbrake’s overall length grows by just 5mm, its weight by less 70kg and its chassis structure matches the strength of the conventional XF. These characteristics mean the Sportbrake can […]
Keith Adams The Jaguar XF looks set to cement its position as the most desirable entrant in the executive sector with the addition of the Sportbrake – estate to you and me – sooner than we thought. The latest images of the much-anticipated five-door Jaguar XF – assuming they are genuine – have surfaced on […]
A new 160bhp version of the Jaguar XF powered by a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine, is about to hit the market, and set a new entry-level price point at £30K. Developed from the existing 187bhp model, which recently crossed the United States averaging 62.9mpg, the new, lower output derivative of the 2.2-litre engine puts out […]
Euro NCAP’s fifth and last launch of 2011 presents the results for 14 new cars, with the MG6, Jaguar XF scoring four stars. But the Range Rover Evoque stole the show brilliantly for the Brits by scoring a full five stars straight out of the box. The MG6’s four star rating is a creditable result […]