2011 jaguar xf interior




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  • A high-tech cockpit takes precedence in the XF, which abandons Jaguar's reputation for old world luxury. The interior features comfortable front seats, and.

    The Jaguar XF offers a compelling combination of fast, nimble performance and a classy, refined, and seductive interior; the only thing.

    Jaguar XF Supercharged Sedan Jaguar XF XFR Sedan Jaguar XF Exterior Jaguar XF Interior Jaguar XF XFR Instrument Cluster.

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    Jaguar considers it the car's "heartbeat," and it's a clever wake-up call to the reinvigorated design all around. The six-speed automatic transmission that's offered throughout the lineup—operated through a unique dial on the center console, and with steering-wheel paddle-shifters—offers smooth, perfectly muted shifts during relaxed driving but changes personality on full throttle, seemingly making the most of the engine's powerband. There still are mesh grilles and classic proportions, but you almost expect to see the Jaguar XF in an Infiniti showroom with its softly sculptured roofline, faceted hood, and smartly irregular headlamps. That said, the XF's powertrain itself is sneaky.

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    Introduced two years ago, the Jaguar XF lineup started a clean break from the overtly traditional Jaguar shapes of the past. At the same time Jaguar changed hands itself—from Ford to India's Tata—the very essence of the cars shifted as well. And that design direction has continued this past year with the introduction of an all-new XJ. Last year, new XF Supercharged and XFR high-performance models were added to the lineup; now for the XF gets a very substantial hp boost, with a new standard 5.

    There have also been a number of feature and trim refinements. Overall, there's nothing heavy-handed or retro about the look of the Jaguar XF.

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    Even two years in, it stands out as an extraordinarily modern interpretation yet also an instant classic, with all the catlike cues and curves that should have been in Jaguar's styling notebook for the past decade. There still are mesh grilles and classic proportions, but you almost expect to see the Jaguar XF in an Infiniti showroom with its softly sculptured roofline, faceted hood, and smartly irregular headlamps.

    From the back, it's as close to an Aston Martin as any sedan comes apart from Aston's own Rapide. XFR sedans get stronger chins, four tailpipes, and bigger wheels, along with a new black grille. And inside, the XF's cabin delights drivers even more than the exterior.

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    It seems to have been lifted from the front desk at a chic London hotel. There's aluminum and wood trim, to be sure—burl walnut trim is now standard—as well as a groovy puck-shaped shifter knob that rises to attention when the ignition button's pressed and reminds us of high-end audio systems. Vents roll open to life, and ambient lighting begins to glow. Jaguar considers it the car's "heartbeat," and it's a clever wake-up call to the reinvigorated design all around.

    Stealthy, gripping performance is the XF's calling card. That said, the XF's powertrain itself is sneaky. This year even the base-model Jaguar XF gets a horsepower, 5. A sole six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters works with all three engines, rocketing the XFR to 60 mph in just 4.

    Both of the supercharged models top out at mph. The rear-drive XF simply gets better with each step up the performance ladder. Despite an almost supercar-like thrust on tap, powertrains are deceptively smooth; the Jaguar XFR feels like an entirely civil car—until you open the throttle and access its full potential.

    2011 jaguar xf interior

    The six-speed automatic transmission that's offered throughout the lineup—operated through a unique dial on the center console, and with steering-wheel paddle-shifters—offers smooth, perfectly muted shifts during relaxed driving but changes personality on full throttle, seemingly making the most of the engine's powerband. Light, direct steering and capable brakes add up to a joyful driving experience, and with inch tires and electronic systems like Active Differential Control and Adaptive Dynamics shuffling power between the rear wheels and adjusting suspension and steering firmness, the 5,pound Jaguar XF out-nimbles some of the less weighty sedans in its class.

    The steering feels just firm enough in corners—and is weighted perfectly. The Jaguar XF is packaged more like a four-door coupe than a family sedan, which limits backseat space, but the trunk is large for the class, and the rear seats fold down for access to the trunk. But the lavish materials inside set a new high-water mark for Jaguar. Leather trim is double-stitched, and LED lighting mixes with choice wood and metallic trim to turn the cabin into a most atmospheric space. The console and doors have enough small-item storage, too, even a deep cup holder.

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