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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

type Series Production Car
built at Birmingham, England
price £/td> £65,380
engine AJV8 Gen III V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Vortex Roots-Type Supercharger w/Twin Intercoolers
block material Aluminum Block & Cylinder Head
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Direct Gasoline Injection
displacement 5000 cc / 305.12 in³
bore 92.5 mm / 3.6 in
stroke 93 mm / 3.7 in
compression 9.5:1
power 380.3 kw / 510 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 102.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 255.26 bhp per tonne
torque 625.0 nm / 461 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD w/Dynamic Stability Control, Active Differential Control
wheel type Cast Alloy
front tires 235/35ZR-20 97Y Dunlop SP Sport Maxx
rear tires 285/30ZR-20 99Y Dunlop SP Sport Maxx
front brakes Cross Drilled & Ventilated Discs w/2-Piston Sliding Calipers, ABS, EBD
rear brakes Cross Drilled & Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Sliding Calipers, ABS, EBD
front wheels F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Variable Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Dampers
curb weight 1998 kg / 4400 lbs
weight distro 52 % / 48 %
wheelbase 2909 mm / 114.5 in
front track 1559 mm / 61.4 in
rear track 1571 mm / 61.9 in
length 4961 mm / 195.3 in
width 1877 mm / 73.9 in
height 1460 mm / 57.5 in
transmission ZF 6HP28 6-Speed Automatic w/Paddle Shift
gear ratios 4.17:1, 2.34:1, 1.52:1, 1.14:1, 0.87:1, 0.69:1
final drive 3.31:1
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
drag 0.29 Cd
city fuel econ epa 15.68 L/100 km or 15 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 10.23 L/100 km or 23 mpg-us
fuel capacity 69.5 litres or 18.35 gal.