The Jaguar XF has soldiered on nearly unchanged since it’s introduction nearly 8 years ago, and today it’s finally getting the upgrade it deserves, with less weight, more room, and even a manual-diesel combo.
Underneath the reshaped metal is Jag’s newest aluminum architecture, which it’s sharing with the XE. Three-quarters of it is aluminum, helping it shed between 130 and 260 pounds (depending on RWD vs. AWD) from its predecessor, and the weight distribution comes in at 50:50, front-to-rear.
The engines range from 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas and diesel mills, up to a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 oil burner or a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 churning out 375 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
The interior gets a thorough work-over as well, with more leg space in the rear (despite being a bit shorter than the old XF), a 12.3-inch TFT display in place of the gauges, and a 10.2-inch touchscreen running the infotainment side of things, including the 17-speaker Meridian audio system.
Jaguar isn’t citing pricing yet, and there’s no word on what engines will be on offer when it lands in the U.S. later this year, but it’s same to assume a diesel with a stick shift won’t make the trek.