The 2010 model year XF features all new 5.0-litre direct-injection V8 petrol engines and a new 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo diesel. There are also significant trim and specification changes - including many new features unique to the new XFR. When it was introduced the XF was soon recognised as a car where the driving experience exceeded the expectations created by the striking appearance. Now, the new XFR takes this driving experience to new levels, shifting the balance even further towards dynamic performance while still retaining the XF's core values as a refined and luxurious sports saloon. Power comes from an all new 5.0-litre direct injection supercharged V8 engine delivering 375kW and 625Nm of torque. Immediately recognisable thanks to unique new 20-inch wheels, a new front end design with revised chrome air intakes, 'supercharged' bonnet louvres, four polished exhaust tailpipes, an aerodynamically functional boot lid spoiler and side sills, the new XFR also sports discreet 'R' badging.
The new XFR features Active Differential Control and Adaptive Dynamics - technologies being introduced for the first time on this and the XKR sports car. The electronically controlled differential and suspension system work together to optimise traction under hard acceleration and cornering - highly appropriate for a car that offers an electronically limited top speed of 250kph and reaches 100kph from standstill in just 4.9 seconds. The XFR also adds a faster steering ratio and uses the XF's largest ventilated disc brakes - although every version of the XF with the new, more powerful engines features uprated braking specification. The XF comfortably seats five adults, in a functional package that delivers sporting luxury. For the driver, this is centred on the compact packaging of the JaguarDrive Selector transmission interface. Like something from 'star wars,' the cast alloy Selector delivers, and has already gained recognition for its part in the distinctive XF 'welcoming handshake'; a sequence in which the illuminated stop/start button pulsates like a heartbeat until pressed, when the JaguarDrive Selector rises into the driver's hand and the rotating fascia vents silently open.
The cabin is finished in a combination of aluminium dash board, satin or gloss wood veneers, tailored instrument panel and door panels. It is the new powertrain options that are at the heart of the changes for 2010 model year. The all new 5.0-litre AJ-V8 Gen III engines - in 283kW/515Nm naturally aspirated and 375kW/ 625Nm supercharged 'R' guise - add an entirely new, even more sporting dimension to the XF range. These new engines are Jaguar's most efficient ever, and they deliver power and performance at a higher level across the board. In the case of the supercharged engine, compared to the 4.2-litre V8 that it supersedes, power has increased by a remarkable 23 percent and torque by 12 percent. The result in the new XFR is a 0-100kph sprint time of just 4.9 seconds. The comparisons for the naturally aspirated engine are equally impressive. Power is increased by 29 percent and torque by 25 percent. The benchmark 0-100 kph acceleration time is 5.7 seconds - some 0.8 seconds quicker than the 4.2 XF.
Better still, these improvements are achieved with slight improvements in fuel economy and emissions performance. The new engines also meet EU Stage 5 emissions regulations. The new 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine is not any less impressive than the new V8s. The AJ-V6 D Gen III engine with 202kW/ 600Nm sets new standards of performance and refinement for the XF diesel customer. Featuring parallel sequential turbochargers to help deliver the high levels of power and torque seamlessly and with effortless flexibility, this engine is perfectly matched to Jaguar's sophisticated six-speed ZF 6HP28 automatic transmission. This powerful new diesel engine gives the XF outstanding levels of performance. 0-100kph is despatched in just 6.4 seconds, 1.8 seconds quicker than the 2.7-litre model it replaces. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 250kph. The new XFR and high performance diesel will be released in Australia in quarter 3, 2009.
IN BRIEF: XF 2010 MODEL
-All new V8 petrol and new V6 turbo diesel powertrains. The new XFR introduces the 375kW supercharged 5.0-litre AJ-V8 Gen III petrol engine - replacing the 4.2-litre supercharged V8 engine and adding other dynamic advances to create the quickest and most sporty XF yet
-The new XFR's driving dynamics are underpinned by the introduction to the XF range of Active Differential Control (electronically controlled rear differential) and Adaptive Dynamics, the latest in computer controlled suspension
-The new XF engine range also includes a naturally aspirated 283kW version of the new AJ-V8 Gen III petrol engine, replacing the 4.2-litre V8
-The revised XF range introduces the all-new 3.0-litre AJ-V6 Gen III diesel engine with twin parallel sequential turbochargers. The engine offers 202kW with 600Nm of torque, for huge flexibility with exceptional refinement
-Every new engine for the XF range combines enhanced power and performance with superb drivability and highly competitive fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures - the diesel version produces just 179g/km
-Across the board the new petrol and diesel engines offer power gains of up to 33 percent, torque gains of up to 38 percent, and fuel economy improvements. The diesel engine delivers combined average fuel consumption of 6.8 l/100km - an improvement on the 2.7-litre engine of nearly 12 percent
-The new XFR is distinguished by unique exterior and interior design features including unique 20-inch alloy wheels, revised bumpers and lower front air intakes, sill extensions, bonnet louvres and grilles, four tailpipes and a boot lid spoiler
-Subtle external detail enhancements and new alloy wheel choices confirm the XF family's evolution while blending seamlessly into the XF's acclaimed new design language.
The new XFR Jaguar
The new XFR is the first XF to carry the 'R' badge, which defines Jaguar's most performance focused models. Powered by an all new supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine developing 375kW and 625Nm of torque, the XFR is a huge step forward for the XF. Compared to its supercharged 4.2-litre V8 predecessor, power has increased by a remarkable 23 percent and torque has increased by 12 percent. This mighty new engine gives the XFR a 0-100kph time of only 4.9 seconds. Better still, these improvements are achieved without penalty compared to the previous generation of supercharged engine: the combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures are even better than the 4.2-litre engine it replaces. The new engine also meets EU Stage 5 emissions regulations. The enhanced exterior styling of the XFR moves those sporting credentials on even further, to deliver the ultimate expression of Jaguar's new saloon car design language - carrying a number of design cues that are intrinsic to Jaguar's 'R' car philosophy.
Its unique new front end design has a larger lower grille with new black finished mesh, plus chrome outboard air intakes. The upper mesh grille retains XF's bright finish, while the XFR's unique bonnet carries bold and distinctive louvres, like those on the XKR. XFR also features bold new sill extensions, while the rear bumper adds a unique body coloured lower valance panel incorporating the 'R' signature of four large, bright finished tail pipes. The new boot lid spoiler not only makes the XFR instantly recognisable but also has a significant aerodynamic effect. The XFR's sporting character is clearly apparent in the 20-inch Nevis alloy wheels that are fitted as standard - the only car in its class to offer this size of wheel as standard specification.
The XFR is offered with a limited colour palette of just eight exterior colours.