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2009 Jaguar XF

2009 Jaguar XF
2009 Jaguar XF Specifications
Chassis
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:n.a.
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Engine
Type:4.2 L Supercharged V8
Displacement cu in (cc):256 (4196)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:420(313) / 6250
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:413 / 4000
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Exterior
Length Width Height in:195.3 80.8 57.5
Weight lb (kg):4194 (1901)
Performance
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:5.1
Top Speed mph (km/h):155 (250) - electronically limited
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):15/31 (12.6)
Base Price: 2009 Jaguar XF $49,975

XF Marks a New Era for Jaguar

Challenging convention and setting its own rules, the new Jaguar XF fuses the style and performance of a sports car with the refinement, space and sophistication of a luxury saloon. This is the beginning of a new era for Jaguar.

The new XF: a dramatic expression of a bold new Jaguar design language, with a driving experience that exceeds expectations created by the striking appearance: relaxed and confident, with outstanding ability and control.

Resolutely true to the Jaguar philosophy of creating Beautiful, Fast cars, the XF goes further, adding a new dimension to the marque. The four-door XF has the visual excitement of a coupe, but room inside for five adults to enjoy an interior wholly contemporary in style yet uniquely Jaguar.

Exterior Design

The XF's visual emphasis is sporty, muscular and dynamic - a character defined by a sweeping silhouette inspired by the XK, a powerful grille, dramatic side window graphics and, of course, strong Jaguar 'shoulders'. The look, however, does not come at the expense of efficient packaging. The XF's waistline rises to meet the roof rather than the roof coming down to meet the waist, which improves interior space. This rising waistline gives the XF a higher tail than any previous Jaguar, providing the twin benefits of much improved aerodynamic performance, together with substantially increased luggage volume. At a maximum of 540 liters (500 with a spare wheel) the XF's boot is the equal of anything in the class and betters most rivals.

The XF's Jaguar character is defined by its face - centered around a bold intake grille which provides a focal point for the feature lines which stream back over the bonnet and cabin, it has inherent visual strength. The grille's mesh pattern is itself an important element of external jewellery, the woven pattern an emotional design signature that is quintessentially British, with strong sporting connotations.

Interior

The interior design maximizes the feeling of space, with driver and passenger seating positions, the relationship of seats to window areas, and the volume and versatility of stowage options all contributing. New thinking on seat design - the front seats are deliberately sculpted and reduced in size (but not comfort) - liberates space and makes access easier, too. The increased track and best-in-class rear seat width means tall adults can sit in complete comfort. And while the XF roofline might say 'coupe', the rear headroom says 'saloon' better than many rivals.

Just as the XF's exterior defines a new design direction, its interior moves from traditional themes to contemporary, sporting luxury - emphasized by 'surprise and delight' features such as the JaguarDrive SelectorTM and the rotating vents; through the use of sophisticated new materials; and by all-new graphics and interior lighting systems.

Engine

The new XF will be available with a choice of four engines - 2.7-liter V6 turbodiesel, 3.0-liter V6 petrol, 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 petrol, and 4.2-liter supercharged V8 petrol (depending on market).

The 4.2-liter supercharged V8 comes with a ribbed aluminum block and cylinder head, which is very light but extremely strong, and its superb structural stiffness minimizes radiated engine noise and increases mechanical reliability. The V8's exhaust system has also been completely retuned to remain quiet at cruising speeds but deliver a substantially more purposeful V8 roar under hard acceleration.

The engine uses a highly efficient rotor-type supercharger, belt-driven from the crankshaft. It develops 420 bhp, and 408 lb-ft of torque from low engine speeds. Just as important as the supercharged engine's peak torque is the way the usable torque is spread across a wide rev range - with at least 86 percent of the peak from 2000 rpm to maximum engine speed.

A superior six-speed automatic transmission - renowned as one of the best in the world and already proven in other Jaguars - is used on all versions of the new XF. There is no manual gearbox option. The transmission is a key element in the XF's sporting character, its adaptive gear-changing strategies responding both to road conditions and the way the car is being driven, giving the smoothest shifts and optimum performance. Adding another layer of driver focus, the transmission is controlled by the new JaguarDrive Selector with the option of manual selection through Jaguar Sequential Shift. The JaguarDrive Selector is also used to access the XF's Sport mode which uses shift-by-wire technology pioneered on the XK.
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