Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the British executive car. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the XF car range.

Background

The Jag XF - now into its second generation - is a smooth-riding, well equipped and stylish four-door saloon with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. The M5-baiting XFR gets a supercharged V8 for 503bhp and a 0-62mph time of less than five seconds. For more information on the Jaguar XF, click on our further stories on the links below.

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The first XF launched in 2007 and Jaguar replaced it with the Mk2 in late 2015. The saloon is all-new, but the XF Sportbrake estate bodystyle remains the Mk1 for now. The latest XF is a true big brother to the XE compact exec - both in the design department and its technology, which uses Jag's scalable alloy-intensive structure. It now adopts aluminium construction to save weight, to the benefit of ride, handling, performance, emissions, just about everything really. It's much roomier than before, thanks to a 51mm stretch in the wheelbase, but it's still not as practical as the Teutonic competition according to CAR's measurements. The cabin is inspired by the XJ's, so there's the Riva speedboat-esque wraparound styling line hugging occupants and you get the massively updated InControl Touch digital read-outs. A Good Thing. Choose from four engines: two four-cylinder turbodiesels with 161bhp or 178bhp, or a V6 TD with 296bhp. Or if you're feeling flush, pick the 375bhp supercharged 3.0 V6 petrol. Refinement on the likely best-selling diesels is markedly better than the Mk1 XF yet it retains a fun-to-drive allure, which marks out the Jag from its more sensible German rivals. 

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Rivals to consider

Audi A6, BMW 5-series, Lexus GS, Mercedes E-class

For

Spirited drive, classy Sportbrake gives XF new lease of life

Against

Running costs/figures no longer trading blows with class best

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