The New Thriller: Jaguar XF

Hi all. The thriller has arrived…..

Monday, March 10 is the day when Jaguar’s sleek, new XF sedan officially hit the showroom floors in UK, Europe and North America. Luxurious and spacious for its class, the XF contains a melodic V8, handles extremely well and, in the sheet-metal flesh, is gorgeous.

Sharp New Suit, the rear-wheel-drive, 4-door, 5-seat Jaguar XF will arrive in three trim choices: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Supercharged. The standard equipment list is lengthy, including 18-inch wheels, electrically adjustable steering column and leather front seats, side and side-curtain airbags, automatic speed limiter, a tire-pressure-monitoring system, rear parking assist and an electronic parking brake. In the U.S., motivational choices will be between Jaguar’s normally aspirated (300-horsepower) or supercharged (420-horsepower) 4.2-liter V8 engine. Extensive efforts were applied to tune out discordant mechanical sounds that might emanate from beneath the XF’s rippled hood, leaving a restrained and melodic V8 soundtrack to permeate the cabin. This Ghost is packed with Engine 4196cc, eight cylinders Power 416bhp @ 6250rpm Torque 413 lb ft @ 3500rpm Transmission Six-speed auto with paddle shift Fuel 22.4mpg (combined cycle) CO2 299g/km Acceleration 0-60 in 5.1sec Top speed 155mph (limited).

The well-appointed Luxury version is available for $50K ($49,975, including destination and delivery charges). The extensively optioned S/C version arrives at $62,975. Few cars, at any price point, hit the sweet spot of stunning looks with moves to match. With the solid, swift and sleek new XF, it looks like Jag has a winner on its hands.

How soon can Tata bring this to India remains to be seen.

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~ by gizmoghost on April 3, 2008.

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