Jaguar has released the first technical data, pictures and videos of the new generation XF, which will premiere next month at the New York Motor Show.As anticipated, the new XF looks like a magnified version of XE, and the market will eventually decide if it is a good or a bad thing. Compared with its predecessor, the new model is 7 mm shorter and 3 mm lower while wheelbase is extended by 51 mm and now measure 2960 mm. The Jaguar had pointed out that the backspace is now among best in the segment.
Additionally, new XF construction is made of 75% Aluminum which makes it 190 kilograms(418 lbs) lighter and the use of advanced construction materials make chassis 28% more than the outgoing model. Weight distribution is 50/50 and the new car is equipped with advanced suspension system that enable XF to improve further in ride and handling department. The coefficient of drag is 0.26.
The performance gained by using aluminum body are complemented by a new line of refined engines. An entry level 2.0 liter four-cylinder diesel engine that produce 163 hp. It is mated with six-speed automatic gearbox to deliver an excellent class-leading fuel economy of 3.9 liter/100 km. The CO2 emission is 104 gm/km which ultra-low for a diesel model in the segment. Other offerings in the XF model range are 2.0 liter diesel engine with 180 bhp, 430 Nm of torque and 3.0 liter V6 twin-turbo diesel with superior engine technology delivering 300 hp and staggering 700 Nm of torque. Three gasoline engines will also be available, a 2.0 liter in-line four and 3.0 liter V6 developing 240 hp, 340 hp, and 450 hp respectively. All engines except the entry level diesel will be equipped with eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Passengers will appreciate the interior design and new infotainment system called InControl touch pro. It has 10.2 inch screen with Quad-core processor and SSD drive which manages most of the onboard functions. There is further a 12.3 inch TFT instrument panel which can be configured in different driving modes similar to Range Rover, as well as ith Meridian Audio system with 17 speakers. The material used inside are of Ultra-high level.
While all other car manufacturers insist on safety systems, Jaguar banks on its driver assistance systems to enjoy sporty driving as much as possible. Among these worth mentioning goodies are new advanced control system originally used in F-TYPE, all wheel drive consisting of Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). It provides handling and traction to rear-wheel and increasing drive performance. The new Jaguar XF is a sophisticated sporty luxury sedan with unmatched fuel economy, elegant design, and efficient dynamics.
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