Dramatic reveal of Ian Callum's latest masterpiece in London: the all new Jaguar XF

Whitley, Coventry, 24 March 2015: The all-new Jaguar XF was revealed during a dramatic ‘high-wire’ water crossing in the heart of London’s business district. Expert British stunt man Jim Dowdall, veteran of Hollywood movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, drove the all-new Jaguar XF 240 metres across a high-wire to demonstrate the new XF’s lightweight aluminium-intensive construction. The unveiling took place high over the Royal Dock in London’s Canary Wharf.


The all-new XF will make its global motor show debut in New York on 1 April 2015.

With segment-leading figures for interior space, the all-new XF’s coupé-like design is formed around Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive architecture and combines the outstanding proportions, elegant surfaces and pure lines which define all Jaguar cars, with an exceptionally low drag coefficient. The cabin utilises a seamless blend of contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship and state-of-the art technology, with features such as the new InControl Touch Pro premium infotainment system and 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar said, “In creating the all-new XF, as a design team we have been driven by discipline, the discipline of simplicity. Every exterior line on the XF has a clear purpose – nothing is superfluous. Achieving that simplicity takes time and requires great determination; it’s all too easy to add lines to a car, but much harder to add character by leaving lines out."

He added, “Inside too, we have been driven by the desire to ensure the XF’s cabin is as comforting as it is comfortable. New technology, including our new 10.2" touchscreen, is combined carefully with materials that cosset and reassure. The all-new XF has a clear sense of calm and strength, both outside and inside – and I’m proud of my team for delivering that.”

The original XF’s sleek exterior and luxurious interior made it a desirable, aspirational vehicle. Combined with benchmark driving dynamics, the XF was like nothing else in the segment and has gone on to become Jaguar’s most-awarded car.

The efficiency has increased thanks to the lightweight aluminium construction, which is complemented by the new XF’s refined, powerful engine range. The 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engines are available in 163PS/380Nm and 180PS/430Nm ratings and are offered with specially-optimised six-speed manual- and eight-speed automatic transmissions. In 163PS manual form, the all-new XF delivers 104g/km CO2 and is the lightest, most efficient non-hybrid diesel model in the segment.

All other engines are matched exclusively to eight-speed automatic transmissions. The 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo diesel benefits from a host of advanced technologies which boost efficiency and refinement still further, and raise output to 300PS and a truly remarkable 700Nm of torque.  Also available is the renowned 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine with 380PS/450Nm torque.


The light, stiff body structure is also fundamental to the all-new XF’s superb vehicle dynamics. The sophisticated double wishbone and Integral Link suspension – combined with a commendable near 50:50 weight distribution – delivers the ideal balance between agility, comfort and refinement. Incorporating technologies from the F-TYPE and XE, the Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) maintains the XF’s benchmark steering feel and response – and contributes to the all-new XF’s outstanding fuel economy.

Infotainment features include the new InControl Touch Pro system with a 10.2" touchscreen and Dual View technology which simultaneously allows the driver to see information such as navigation, while the front seat passenger watches TV or a DVD. Complementing it is a reconfigurable 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster. Jaguar Land Rover pioneered this technology with the XJ and Range Rover and is now bringing it to the business car segment.
Dramatic reveal of Ian Callum's latest masterpiece in London: the all new Jaguar XF Dramatic reveal of Ian Callum's latest masterpiece in London: the all new Jaguar XF Reviewed by raghav sarma on Thursday, March 26, 2015 Rating: 5

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