The All-New Jaguar XF: Diesel All-Wheel Drive And Even More Driver-Focussed Chassis Dynamics

The All-New Jaguar XF

Already the class benchmark for driving dynamics and driver engagement, the all-new Jaguar XF will, in 2016, offer an even greater breadth of dynamic ability.

The All-New Jaguar XF

For the first time, Jaguar’s business saloon offers all-wheel drive (AWD) together with a four-cylinder diesel engine – the clean, refined, 180PS 2.0-litre Ingenium unit. This combination will offer customers exceptional fuel efficiency together with enhanced all-weather traction and performance, and will be available in markets worldwide, including North America.

Jaguar’s torque on-demand AWD system features Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) – a next-generation control technology developed entirely in-house. Launched in the F-TYPE AWD, IDD delivers rear-wheel drive character and agility but can transfer precisely the right amount of torque to the front axle when required, maximising the performance and dynamics benefits of the additional traction. The result is superb composure in even the most adverse weather conditions.

“The all-new Jaguar XF is already established as the most dynamic saloon car in the business segment. Now we’re making the performance and traction benefits of all-wheel drive accessible to more customers worldwide by combining the system with our clean, refined and efficient Ingenium diesel engines.

“And, by making our Configurable Dynamics and Adaptive Dynamics technologies available on more models across the range, we’re once again raising the benchmark for ride and handling.”

Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar XE, XF, F-PACE 

Configurable Dynamics improves the driving experience still further by allowing the driver to individually tune settings for the suspension, steering, throttle and transmission through the vehicle’s touchscreen. Originally offered only on V6 models, Configurable Dynamics will now be available on all 180PS four-cylinder diesel models with automatic transmissions.

For vehicles equipped with the state-of-the-art InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, Configurable Dynamics also benefits from Dynamic-i. Displayed on the 10.2-inch touchscreen, this feature provides the driver with a stopwatch, g-meter, lap timer and graphs of brake and accelerator pedal activation, enhancing the all-new XF’s performance-orientated character.

And for the first time, the Adaptive Dynamics continuously variable damping system will be available on manual transmission models. The improved body control that Adaptive Dynamics provides, coupled with the smooth, precise gear change engineered for the six-speed gearbox, will offer keen drivers even greater involvement.

As well as benchmark vehicle dynamics, the all-new XF boasts exceptional usability and practicality,

thanks to class-leading rear seat space and a 540-litre luggage compartment – the largest in the segment. The all-new XF is one of the safest cars in its segment too, achieving the maximum five star rating from Euro NCAP. And, with C02 emissions from just 104g/km, class-leading residual values, class leading three-year unlimited mileage warranty and the lowest overall service costs in its class, the all-new XF also delivers remarkably low running costs.

“Together with the performance and desirability our customers expect from Jaguar, the all-new XF’s efficiency, usability and low total cost of ownership are already proving very attractive to business users worldwide.

“The XF accounted for almost 29 per cent of Jaguar’s total global fleet volume in the first six months of this financial year, and the introduction of 180PS diesel all-wheel drive model will help to make it even more successful.”

Andy Goss, Director of Group Sales Operations, Jaguar Land Rover 

Range summary 

The 2017 model year Jaguar XF range will consist of:

XF Pure, XF Prestige, XF Portfolio, XF R-Sport, XF S

The powertrain range will consist of:

163PS 2.0-litre diesel manual/ automatic RWD; 180PS 2.0-litre diesel manual/ automatic RWD, automatic AWD; 240PS 2.0-litre petrol automatic RWD; 300PS 3.0-litre diesel automatic RWD;

340PS 3.0-litre petrol automatic RWD/ AWD; 380PS 3.0-litre petrol automatic RWD/ AWD