There is no major changes to the Jaguar XFR, however if you want to check over the other XF models, then it is worth mentioning that the new XF diesel engines are amongst the best available – particularly the 3.0 Diesel S (202 kW).
As if Jaguar haven’t done enough with the ultra-luxurious XF. But the opulence doesn’t stop there. Jaguar has launched the Jaguar XFR in Australia.
The Jaguar XFR contains an impressive blend of racing-tested technology with superior styling and comfort, and the end result is a winning combination that has been receiving bouquets from car reviewers in Europe and beyond.
Driving a car is the only way of appreciating how it performs, however the Jaguar XFR experience starts with the exterior styling. It pays to take your time to look over the outside of this sleek machine before you succumb to its charm and slip inside. The curves of the bonnet simply beg to be touched, unless you want to avoid getting fingerprints on the tasteful paintwork. The characteristic Jaguar lights perch proudly at the prow of this flagship vehicle above the specially enlarged air intakes, while the body continues in smooth, flowing lines all the way to the quad exhausts, the rear spoiler and the R badge.
The opulence continues on the inside of the Jaguar XFR. As this is a luxury sports vehicle, sports seats, complete with electrically adjustable side bolsters and R-embossed leather, do not come as much of a surprise – would you expect anything less? The front seats in the Jaguar XFR are active ventilated seats that come complete with heating and cooling functions. So you don’t have to be in the hot seat unless you choose to be. The R-embossed softgrain leather is also used elsewhere in the interior of the Jaguar XFR, most notably on the instrument panel. These seats welcome anyone who sinks into them. In fact, just sitting inside the Jaguar XFR and switching on the 320-watt stereo system would be enough of a treat for most people. Other interior features of the Jaguar XFR are also found in other XF models, such as the SmartKey keyless entry system, a navigation system, automatic climate control, an auxiliary jack in the glove compartment and interior mood lighting.
The other feature that sets the Jaguar XFR apart from other Jaguars is what lies underneath that long, sleek bonnet. This is the race-bred 5.0 litre V8 Supercharged engine that just has to be driven to be believed. While the 375 kW maximum power output (reached at 6500 rpm) lags slightly behind some muscle cars, the torque is a very juicy 461 Nm, which is reached in the 2500 to 5500 range, so this racehorse is more than capable of towing a trailer containing a flesh-and-blood Thoroughbred. This unique Jaguar XFR unit is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km in 4.9 seconds, and it is unsurprising that this vehicle has been speed-limited to 250 km/h – at least, this is the case for the UK models.
And naturally, the safety levels inside (and outside) the Jaguar XFR are impressive. Front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger are complemented by a curtain airbag, and both front and rear seatbelts have pretensioners. The Jaguar XFR also has the ability to keep itself out of trouble with active safety features such as cornering brake control, Brake Assist and ABS. A nice touch is Jaguar’s exclusive pedestrian contact sensing system that deploys automatically.
Truly, the Jaguar XFR is a luxury sports vehicle that most people will dream of owning.
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