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Jaguar XF Sportbrake debuts in Geneva

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

At this year’s edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the British carmaker Jaguar has introduced the XF Sportbrake which is scheduled to go on sale this November. The car is entirely new starting from the B-pillars back and the company that it is as torsionally stiff as the XF sedan. The C-pillar detail has been borrowed from the XJ sedan, while the roof has a new design.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The car’s rear door frames have been modified along with the windows, releasing an additional 48mm of headroom for the passengers sitting in the back of the car. The rear seats of the XF Sportbrake have a new design and they feature a 60/40 split along with a built-in sky hatch. You can drop the seat backs while you access the cargo area through the tailgate opening thanks to the levers in the load bay.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The boot volume of the car when the seats are down is of 550 liters, which although might sound impressive, it is less than what other cars in this segment have to offer. For example, the BMW 5-Series Touring and the Audi A6 Avant provide 560 liters to store your stuff while the E-Class from Mercedes-Benz can hold up to 696 liters. If you fold the seats down, the cargo room offered by the Jaguar XF Sportbrake increases to 1675 liters, which is a bit more than the 5-Series and the A6, as these two offer 1760 liters. However, the king in this segment is the E-Class which offers no less than 1765 liters.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

When the seats are down, the load bay measures 1.97 meters long and 1.06 meters wide, this should be enough to store your bags of golf clubs sideways, according to the automaker. We should mention that under the floor there’s a storage space, and you can also attach nets and retaining bars to the two full-length aluminum floor rails.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

When the car will come out, customers will be able to select from four diesel engines, as follows: a 4-cylinder 2.2-liter power unit with 161 hp and 187 hp, along with a beefier V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo with 237 hp and 271 hp. In addition, there are going to be two exterior design packages for the XF Sportbrake, the Aero pack and the Black pack. The first one comes as standard on the S model and brings new side sills, a deeper front bumper and rear valance. The second pack comes with dark-colored wheels and it also replaces exterior brightwork with a glossy black trim.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

No official details concerning the price tag of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, but the cheapest model that comes with the entry-level 2.2-liter diesel will cost somewhere around 32,500 pounds, while the top-spec 3.0D S will carry a price tag of approximately 44,300 pounds.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Source: Jaguar via Autocar

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Jaguar XF lineup gets two new versions

Jaguar XF

Jaguar has introduced two new versions of the XF model, the first one being the SE Business  which is priced from 31,500 pounds, while the other is Sport and costs from 34,950 pounds. The first one is powered by a recently introduced 2.2-liter diesel engine with 161 hp. It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display, satellite navigation, along with bi-xenon headlights, a 400W sound system with DAB digital radio, and a stop/start system.

Jaguar XF

The Sport version of the Jaguar XF is fitted with the 187 hp version of the 2.2-liter diesel engine and is offered with a full aerodynamic pack that was introduced on the Diesel S. This includes a black grille element, a revised front bumper, a rear boot lid spoiler, side sill extensions and a black rear valance.

Jaguar XF

Inside the cabin of the Jaguar XF Sport there are half leather suedecloth seats that can be electrically adjusted (only the ones in the front), a piano black trim that has “sport” decals located on the center console, along with stainless steel foot pedals. We should also mention the heated front seats and windscreen, 60/40 folding rear seats, reversing camera and a front parking aid.

Both of these versions of the Jaguar XF are already on sale.

Source: Jaguar via Autocar.co.uk

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New entry-level Jaguar XF priced from 29,950 pounds

Entry-level Jaguar XF

The British automaker Jaguar has launched a new entry-level for the XF model which will cost less than 30,000 pounds, making it a more interesting alternative to the BMW 5-Series. The new base model costs 29,950 pounds and comes with a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine that pumps out 161 hp, an engine that was already introduced to the XF lineup.

With this engine, the Jaguar XF is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 9.8 seconds, on its way to a maximum top speed of 130 mph. The fuel consumption in the combined cycle is rated at 52.3 mpg UK, while CO2 emissions stand at 149 g/km. For comparison, the 2.2D XF with 188 hp has the same fuel consumption and CO2 emissions but needs only 8.5 seconds to reach 62 mph, while the top speed is 142 mph. Both versions of the XF come with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox that features the stop/start system.

The new entry-level Jaguar XF comes as standard with climate control, a center console-mounted touchscreen and part-leather seats. The car is already available on order and it costs 1,000 pounds less than the former entry-level model.

Source: Jaguar via Autocar.co.uk

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Jaguar’s new campaign is about beauty and power

Jaguar has launched a new campaign to promote its lineup and it emphasizes on the power and beauty of the cars. Whether it is the XF, XJ or the XKR-S, these three cars manage to offer the perfect blend between a proper sports car and a luxury vehicle that has just about all of the features that you’d want, all wrapped around in a very attractive styling.

The 2012 Jaguar XF can now be ordered with a new 4-cylinder 2.2-liter engine that develops 187 hp (190 PS / 140 kW) and a peak torque of 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm). It’s linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that allows the vehicle to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). With this engine, the car can return 43.5 mpg (52.3 mpg UK or 5.4 liters / 100 km) and has CO2 emissions of only 149 g/km.


For the XJ model, the British automaker used an aluminum body architecture which makes the car 150 kg less heavy than its main rivals.  It is available with a V6 3.0-liter diesel engine, a 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 power unit that offers 385 hp and also with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 510 hp. With the diesel engine, the Jaguar XJ can return 40.1 mpg and has CO2 emissions of 184 g/km. The power is sent to the back wheels via the six-speed ZF automatic transmission.

Back in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jaguar unveiled the 2012 XKR-S Convertible which is powered by a supercharged V8 5.0-liter engine that churns 542 hp (550 PS / 405 kW) and a peak torque of 501 lb.-ft (680 Nm). The engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and it enables the car to sprint to 62 mph in only 4.2 seconds, en route to a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

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Spy shots – Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The journalists from Auto Express have managed to take the first batch of spy shots with the upcoming estate version of the Jaguar XF which will be called the Sportbrake. These photos were taken near the automaker’s base in Coventry.

Set to rival the BMW 5-Series Touring, Audi A6 Avant and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake will be launched towards the end of next year, which means that we should expect to see the first official photos next year in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

As you can see from these spy shots, the rear end of the Sportbrake will be sleek and stylish with a coupe-like C-pillar while the LED units will look similar to the ones of the XF sedan. The rest of the vehicle is just about the same as the regular XF, except for the back where it will probably get the regular estate features like split/fold rear seats and probably a twin-height boot floor.

Don’t expect the car to be a massive estate model like the E-Class Estate is, a car that has 695 liters for cargo with the rear seats up and 1,950 with the seats folded. The Jaguar XF Sportbrake will offer cargo room similar to what the Audi A6 Avant has (565 / 1,680) and the BMW 5-Series Touring (560 / 1,670).

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Just as you would expect, the engines will be borrowed from its sedan sibling, including here the 2.2-liter diesel as well as the V6 diesels and the V8 gasoline engines. Even though it isn’t confirmed at the moment, Jaguar will probably launch a hotter R version of the XF Sportbrake.

Source: Auto Express

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New York Auto Show – 2012 Jaguar XF

2012 Jaguar XF

This week at the New York Auto Show, the British car manufacturer Jaguar has revealed the 2012 XF, probably one of the most attractive cars that we’ve seen this year. This updated model borrowed some design cues from the XJ, featuring a brand new front fascia that incorporates a redesigned grille and bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. They’ve also modified the bonnet a little bit, along with the front fenders and the LED taillights.

2012 Jaguar XF

The XF’s cabin now features better seats, a digital instrument cluster, and new switchgear, along with a new infotainment system that sports a 7-inch touchscreen display.

2012 Jaguar XF

The 2012 model will be available with the same engines as before, plus a new addition; a 4-cylinder 2.2-liter diesel power unit that produces 187 hp (190 PS / 140 kW) and 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm) of torque. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, enabling the XF to do the 0-60 mph sprint in 8.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). With this new power unit, the XF can do 43.5 mpg and has CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.

2012 Jaguar XF

Source: Jaguar via WCF

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Recalls: Jaguar XF And XK

Jaguar XF

Jaguar released yesterday a recall notice that affects certain 2010MY XF models and XK sports cars due to a potential problem with the power assist steering system. In the document filled with the NHTSA, the automaker said that the power assist steering pipes have been assembled with zinc-nickel plating that might not provide a sufficient corrosion protection.

The company added that over time, the corrosion of these pipes might lead to the pin-holing of the pipe, allowing pressurized power steering fluid to leak into the under-hood and engine bay area. Jaguar added that aside from causing a loss of power assist steering, this leaked fluid could ignite if it comes in contact with a hot surface or an ignition source, leading to a vehicle fire.

This recalls affects 6,085 units sold in the United States, including 4,545 XFs and 1,540 XKs, the cars produced from June 27, 2009 through March 10, 2010.

The recall should begin on or before April 11 and the automaker’s technicians will have to replace the power steering fluid pipes with parts made to the required corrosion protection specification. This procedure will be free of charge.

Source: Carscoop

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Jaguar announces “Black Pack” styling package for XF

Jaguar has announced a new styling package for the XF. Called “Black Pack”, the package was first available on the XK model and sales were beyond expectations, almost half of the buyers choosing it. On the XF, the package features a black front grille, gloss black finish on the windows surrounds and 20-inch Draco alloy wheels and it can only be bought in combination with six colors, Polaris White, Spectrum Blue, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Lunar Grey and Liquid Silver.

“The Black Pack gives the XF a highly distinctive, very modern and a slightly edgy appearance,” said Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK.

Priced from £950 (around $1,500), the Black Pack is available for 3.0-liter Diesel S, the 5.0-liter V8 and the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 XFR.

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Jaguar recalls XF and XK over fuel pump problem


It seems that the recent recall epidemic hasn’t spared British carmaker Jaguar, as the company has just announced that it will be recalling 2010 and 2011 XF and XK models over a potential problem with the fuel pump.

5,048 vehicles are affected by the recall, all of them equipped by the 5.0-liter V8 engine. It seems that the in-tank electronic fuel pump may not be properly turned on when the car starts. This can lead to an inadequate amount of fuel being delivered to the thirsty engine.

This can increase the chances of stalling, eventually leading to accidents.

The recall will begin around the end of August, when owners will be notified to head down to their local Jaguar dealership and receive a free software update that will fix the fuel pump problem. Until then, Jaguar XF or XK owners can contact the company at 1-800-452-4827.

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Jaguar XF get police car treatment in the UK


Turning one of your models into a police car is quickly becoming one of the greatest ways to advertise that specific model, if you’re a carmaker.

Joining other novel ideas like Abu Dhabi’s Fiat 500 or the Nissan GT-R, or the Scottish police’s Audi Q7, the Central Motorway Police Group, which patrols the motorways across the Midlands of the UK, has just announced that it will deploy seven police-spec Jaguar XF models.

These new police cars started life as Diesel S models, powered by a 3.0-liter engine capable of 275 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque. Their impressive fuel average, 42 mpg (UK) and pretty low emissions, 179 g/km of CO2, made them suitable for police duty.


As such, the ‘rozzers’ added a new roof-mounted light bar, side alley lights, blue and white LED lamps in the front grille plus other such things in the rear light clusters. For added efficiency, improved electronics and new systems were added on the inside of the police Jag.

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RPMGO test drives update

It looks like the summer is one of the most crowded seasons with test drives, because we had and will have the chance to have a lot of fun in all kind of cars. So here’s what we did and will do soon:

- We have really, really great news, because we reached an important milestone in our history: our first long-term test. We’re really excited about this and I’ll tell you more details next week.

- I didn’t have any spare time recently, but soon I’ll post the full impressions about the Mercedes E Coupe I drove about two months ago;

- Three weeks ago we drove the facelifted BMW 320d xDrive Touring. Good car, for what it’s suppose to do, but not that fun;

- This weekend I drove the facelifted BMW 330d xDrive (pictured above) and I took it for a ride to the mountains and oh boy, it was really, really fun;

- Next week, we’re gonna drive the new MINI Cooper S Cabrio for a few days and even though I haven’t been the biggest MINI fan, I’m really expecting a thrilling experience;

- At the special Citroen event we attended two weeks ago, we took the new Citroen C3 Picasso for a short spin and soon we’ll take it for a few days and see what it can do;

- We’re also currently talking with the guys from Jaguar and soon we might take the XF for a test drive. I’m really excited about this, because, as I said it a lot in the past, it’s one of my favorite brands and I hope the car won’t dissapoint me.

We also have some other things planned, but so far nothing’s sure, so I’ll let you know once everything’s settled.

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Almost 9,000 Jaguar XF’s recalled for seat belt problems

I’m sure that’s not good news for the recent lucky Jaguar XF owners. The car is only available for a short time and the first problems already started showing up. NHTSA announced that Jaguar will recall 7,918 Jaguar XF that have a flaw in the rear safety belt assembly. Although no incidents took place so far, in the event of a crash the rear seat belts might not work properly and cause injuries. Dealers will take a look at the faulty safety belt and fix it if neccessary. So, if you’re a lucky XF owner, you’d better talk to you dealer or call Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827.

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Video: Jaguar XF-R spied

After the upcoming Jaguar XF-R was caught on tape last month at the Goodward Festival of Speed, now we’ve got another video of Jaguar’s competitor for the BMW M5 and Audi RS6. The video was made by Auto Motor und Sport and we see the XF-R undergoing hot-weather testing in Death Valley, United States. Nothing official so far, but we expect the high performance sedan to be introduced early next year, probably powered by the 5.0 liter supercharged V8 that will develop around 500 hp. The video looks great and the car especially sounds great. Enjoy!

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Jaguar XF-R shows up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

With the XF being a great car and selling really good, it looks like Jaguar has set their eyes on the BMW M5, Mercedes Benz C63 AMG and Audi RS6, because next year we’ll see the world debut of the Jaguar XF-R. Rumors say that the car, which made its first appearance at the Goodward Festival of Speed, will be powered by a 5.0 liter V8 developing around 500 hp. As we can see from these photos, the car has a new front spoiler, a discreet rear flap, four exhaust pipes and a set of 20-inch alloy wheels which will be available exclusively for the version R.
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Video: Jaguar XF does great against its German rivals

Though everyone was impressed with the new Jaguar XF, everyone also agreed that the market it targets is highly competitive, with strong German rivals, such as the Audi A6, the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes Benz E Class. InsideLine put up the XF against these cars and you’d be amazed by the results. I mean, I like the XF, but didn’t imagine it will be that good. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that the Jaguar had the most powerful engine, the 420 hp Supercharged V8.

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