2012 Jaguar XFR

2012 Jaguar XFR

2012 Jaguar XFR

A saloon with the soul of a Jaguar sports car, the XF has won accolades and enthusiastic fans across the globe for its dynamic abilities and dramatic looks. Advances in lighting technology have allowed the new 2012 XF model range to adopt the bold Jaguar design language introduced on the flagship XJ saloon.

Sheetmetal revisions to the grille, bonnet and front wings incorporating new triangular side vents give the car a more muscular, purposeful appearance. The range-topping XFR receives its own unique, overtly assertive design to underline its performance potential while an alternative ‘Aerodynamic’ option is available on all other derivatives for a total of three dramatically different styling options.

The headlamps now incorporate bi-function HID xenon technology that allows them to be much slimmer and more compact while still providing outstanding beam resolution. They also incorporate LED daytime running lights arranged in a distinctive Jaguar ‘J-Blade’ signature pattern for instant recognition.

The tail lamps have been entirely renewed and now extend onto the central portion of the boot lid. These new units are now full-LED for stop, light and indicator functions and give the XF a distinctive night-time rear signature. Separating them is a revised boot lid finisher with a gloss black lower edge for a cleaner appearance. The boot also features power closure on all models.

Three new paint colours and an expanded alloy wheel selection ranging from 17 to 20-inch provide the finishing touches to the revised styling.

‘The XF has rightly been recognised as a quintessential Jaguar saloon. It is purposeful yet elegant, with inherent sporting intent in its design. For the latest version we have been able to evolve and enhance that performance character to make the XF the most visually dynamic car in its class.”

Story by Jaguar Cars

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atBirmingham, England
price £/td>£65,380
engineAJV8 Gen III V8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin Vortex Roots-Type Supercharger w/Twin Intercoolers
block materialAluminum Block & Cylinder Head
valvetrain4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedDirect Gasoline Injection
displacement5000 cc / 305.12 in³
bore92.5 mm / 3.6 in
stroke93 mm / 3.7 in
power380.3 kw / 510 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output102.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight255.26 bhp per tonne
torque625.0 nm / 461 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD w/Dynamic Stability Control, Active Differential Control
wheel typeCast Alloy
front tires235/35ZR-20 97Y Dunlop SP Sport Maxx
rear tires285/30ZR-20 99Y Dunlop SP Sport Maxx
front brakesCross Drilled & Ventilated Discs w/2-Piston Sliding Calipers, ABS, EBD
rear brakesCross Drilled & Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Sliding Calipers, ABS, EBD
front wheelsF 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Variable Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Dampers
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Dampers
curb weight1998 kg / 4400 lbs
weight distro52 % / 48 %
wheelbase2909 mm / 114.5 in
front track1559 mm / 61.4 in
rear track1571 mm / 61.9 in
length4961 mm / 195.3 in
width1877 mm / 73.9 in
height1460 mm / 57.5 in
transmissionZF 6HP28 6-Speed Automatic w/Paddle Shift
gear ratios4.17:1, 2.34:1, 1.52:1, 1.14:1, 0.87:1, 0.69:1
final drive3.31:1
top speed~250 kph / 155.25 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph~10.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.1 seconds
drag0.29 Cd
city fuel econ epa15.68 L/100 km or 15 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa10.23 L/100 km or 23 mpg-us
fuel capacity69.5 litres or 18.35 gal.