The 2011 New York Motor Show saw a trio of range updates from Jaguar, refreshing the XF, XFR and XK.
Sharp new looks inside and out dominated the changes, but the XF is also set to benefit from new technology and an economical four-cylinder diesel engine for the first time.
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New Jaguar XF: looking sharp
Slimmer headlights define the look of the revised XF, sitting either side of an enlarged and more upright front grille, and complemented by LED light strips front and rear.
The designers have also lowered the bonnet-line while increasing the central power bulge, changing the bumpers and adding new vents in the front wings. Meanwhile, the interior receives new switchgear and new seats with increased support. Display screens in the centre console and dials are populated by reprogrammed navigation and entertainment software.
The range-topping XFR high performance model gets similar visual changes, but with new side skirts and rear bumper. The 20-inch alloy wheels are also redesigned.
New 2.2 turbodiesel engine
The most significant update for the XF comes in the form of a new entry-level, 2.2-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine.
We brought you the news of the 2.2-litre diesel engine for the Jaguar XF earlier this month, but as this should prove such a boon to both business and private buyers that many of the stats stand repeating. The first four-cylinder XF ever, the engine produces a healthy 187bhp, uses start-stop technology – a Jaguar first – and is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The result is 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds and 140mph flat out, with CO2 emissions of 149g/km CO2 and claimed fuel economy of 52.3mpg.
The existing XF line up remains unchanged – comprising 236bhp and 271bhp 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesels, plus a pair of petrol V8s offering 379bhp or 503bhp in supercharged XFR form.
New XF is £6,000 cheaper
The revised XF range goes on sale in the UK this September.
Prices will start at £30,950 for the 2.2-litre turbodiesel – a substantial £6,000 less than the £36,950 you’ll have to stump up for the next cheapest model, the 236bhp V6.
The top-spec Jaguar XFR will set you back £65,350.
Jaguar XK update
The Jaguar XK is also getting new slimline headlights, complete with LED running lights.
And that’s not all. Again, the grille is larger, and flanked by air scoops for the brakes. At the same time, the familiar vertical vents on the front wings have been replaced by a new horizontal design, intended to make the car look longer and lower.
At the rear there are new LED lights and new badging – it’s the first time the Jaguar ‘leaper’ emblem has been used on an XK. The interior gains new trim finishes and the option of ‘sculpted’ leather sports seats.
On sale in September in both coupé and convertible forms, prices start at £65,000 for the 379bhp naturally aspirated V8 coupé, rising to £97,000 for the 542bhp supercharged XKR-S coupé.
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