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The Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Posted: February 29, 2012 by The Car Spy in Jaguar, New Cars
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Jaguar issued the following release today for their new XF Sportbrake:-

“The new Jaguar XF Sportbrake has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show and promises to be the most versatile Jaguar ever created.

Sharing its underpinnings with the XF saloon, the Sportbrake’s overall length grows by just 5mm, its weight by less 70kg and its chassis structure matches the strength of the conventional XF. These characteristics mean the Sportbrake can closely match the acclaimed handling of the XF saloon yet offers a large and highly practical load space.

Every panel on the XF Sportbrake, from the B-Pillar rearwards, is new. The strong silver signature line running the length of the car is extended while the C-Pillar is finished in gloss black, a trait shared with the XJ saloon. Slim rear light units extend into a strong chrome crossmember that dominates the rear of the car. The result is a car that blends style and function with the rear seat occupants benefitting from 48mm of extra rear headroom.

The large, practical tailgate can be specified with power struts, opening to reveal a wide and highly versatile load space. Measuring 550-litres with the rear seats up, the boot is framed by a set of useful cubby compartments.  With the seats folded, the total volume grows to 1,675-litres.

Practical touches are prevalent – and standard equipment – on the XF Sportbrake. Remote fold levers are mounted within the boot area to lower the rear seats – negating the need to stretch into the boot. Powerful LEDs throw a pool of light onto the ground when the boot is open while the tailgate itself features a soft close function, avoiding any requirement for it to be slammed. Set into the boot floor is a panel that splits into three sections to allow smaller loads to be neatly wedged and avoiding a precious or fragile cargo being thrown about. A tray mounted under the boot floor helps protect valuable items.

Beneath the car there are extensive changes to the rear suspension. Self-levelling air suspension aids driving dynamics and means the Sportbrake can serve as an accomplished tow vehicle.

Powering the XF Sportbrake will be a range of efficient yet powerful diesel engines in 2.2-litre four cylinder and 3.0-litre six-cylinder form, each directing drive through the rear wheels via an advanced eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Prices and specifications will be announced nearer the time of the launch of the Sportbrake, set to take place in the third quarter of 2012. ”

For further information about the new XF Sportbrake and other jaguar models please call us on 01732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net

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Finished in Lunar Grey with Ivory Leather interior this pre-registered Jaguar XF 5.0 (delivery mileage only) has the following options in addition to the standard high-level specification:-

Rear Camera Parking Aid and DAB Radio. List Price £45070 inc VAT.

This car is physical and available to purchase now at £37000 inc VAT (excluding shipping/delivery costs)

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net

Jaguar XF – ‘Car of the Decade’

Posted: August 31, 2011 by The Car Spy in Jaguar
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The Jaguar XF has been announced as Auto Express Driver Power ‘Car of the Decade’.

Over a period of 10 years readers of Auto Express have been invited to participate in the Driver Power survey and evaluate the car they own.  The detailed survey encompassed many aspects of vehicle ownership – from reliability to dealer performance, to design, handling and ease of use.

In that time over 300,000 readers participated with hundreds of individual cars being tested. The Jaguar XF emerged as Number One.

Acting Editor of Auto Express, Graham Hope, presented Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover and Andrew Whyman, Chief Programme Engineer, XF, with the Award in front of staff at the Castle Bromwich Factory.

Dr. Speth commented: ‘We are humbled by Jaguar owners voting in such a way to rate the XF as the number one car in the UK. It’s a tremendous achievement for everyone in Jaguar – from the people here at Castle Bromwich who have been building the car since 2008 to the engineers, the designers and the dealers. I am very proud to receive the award on their behalf.’

Also present to accept the Award was Andy Whyman, Chief Programme Engineer.  Gathered at the presentation were technicians from the Castle Bromwich product line as well as the very first XF ever produced sitting alongside a new XF, fresh off the line.

Graham Hope, Editor of Auto Express, commented: ‘Jaguar’s XF is a thoroughly deserving winner of our Car of the Decade.  Over the past 10 years, more than 302,000 Auto Express readers have told us what they like and dislike about their cars, and no model has demonstrated such consistent all-round ability as the XF.  It’s fantastic to drive and extremely well built – a tribute to the skilled workforce at Castle Bromwich.  I am absolutely delighted that a British-built car has won this award, and fully expect the latest version of the XF, with its new diesel engine, to achieve even more success in the years ahead.’

Since 2008 over 37,000 examples of the XF have been sold in the UK.  A relentless programme of engineering improvements have meant that the XF has remained highly competitive in its class.  On September 1 the most efficient XF yet, the new 2.2-litre Diesel model, will go on-sale.  Capable of travelling in excess of 800-miles on a single tank of diesel and emitting 149 g/km of CO2, the XF 2.2 combines economy with the performance, refinement and dynamic ability expected of a modern Jaguar.  Like the rest of the XF range it benefits from a series of aesthetic changes both inside and out to lend it a fresh, elegant new look.

Well deserved we think!