The XF is Jaguar's entrant in the luxury sport sedan segment, and it's available with all-wheel drive for 2013 and also comes with a choice of new engines. A high-performance XFR version is offered. Competing models include the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. New for 2013
A new 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 340-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 are offered for 2013, and both engines team with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Models with the supercharged V-6, which replaces the normally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 engine, can be fitted with Jaguar's new all-wheel-drive system. XFs with a supercharged engine also get a new fuel-saving stop-start system while the high-performance XFR can have an optional Speed Package that includes suspension and aerodynamic tweaks and a 174-mph top speed.
Besides the powertrain changes, the navigation and entertainment systems receive upgrades, and a Meridian premium stereo is available. Exterior
Distinctive characteristics include a sculpted hood and prominent trim surrounding the side windows. The XF has front fender vents similar to those on the automaker's XK sports car. The XF's rear features taillights that incorporate LEDs. Exterior features include 18-inch wheels (19- or 20-inch wheels available) and available automatic high-beam headlights. Interior
The XF's interior combines traditional cues with contemporary touches, like a rotary knob in the center console that serves as a gear selector. When the engine is started, the knob rises out of the console, and closed air-conditioning vents rotate to the open position. The XF also uses proximity sensors in place of switches or handles for the reading lights and glove compartment lid — a wave of the hand does the trick. Standard interior features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, and wood trim. Ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade, navigation system, heated windshield, and heated steering wheel are available. Under the Hood
There are four engine options, each mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission:
- Standard 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
- Optional 340-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6
- Optional 470-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8
- Optional 510-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 (XFR)
Standard rear-wheel drive; all-wheel drive available with supercharged V-6. Safety
Safety features include front-seat side-impact airbags and curtain airbags for front and rear side-impact protection, active front head restraints, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system. Optional safety technology includes backup camera, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning system, and collision warning system.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com