Posted on October 7, 2020 in Car.
The new Jaguar XF: elegant, luxurious, connected
A latest generation 2,0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium turbo diesel engine with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology and the new 2,0-liter Ingenium four-cylinder turbo petrol engine equip the new Jaguar XF, for high performance and excellent efficiency.
The silhouette presents a new front bumper with flared air intakes in the lower part, which visually widens the vehicle. An impression reinforced by a wider grille, whose mesh is inspired by the traditional Jaguar logo. The side air intakes, in the front fenders, are struck with the leaping feline, an example of the exceptional attention to detail that characterizes the vehicle.
New ultra-slim quadruple projectors, fully LED, with the double J daytime signature (Daytime Running Light: DRL) are available with the Pixel led option.
Thanks to the Adaptive Driving Beam function, which analyzes the road in advance and automatically adapts the full headlight beam to dim cross-traffic headlamps and surrounding light signals, the system knows how to modulate the shape of the beam by selecting the different LED segments for optimize visibility without disturbing other drivers.
Premium LED technology is standard equipment on the entire range and can be combined with the Auto High Beam Assist function on SE and HSE finishes. The latter uses the front far vision camera to automatically switch from “code” lighting to “full headlight” lighting, sparing any glare to drivers passing by. Animated Directional Indicators are also available as an option.
Improvements to the rear design include a wider bumper whose top strip is the same color as the bodywork, which visually lowers the car. The dark surround of the taillights is also featured on the XF sedan.
In the R-Dynamic versions, the new XF and XF Sportbrake feature a series of distinctive elements that accentuate the sporty appearance, while the full range of models is available with the Black Exterior Pack, which highlights the dynamism of the line by its bespoke elements in glossy black.
A luxurious touch interior
The Jaguar XF features an all-new interior, upgraded to luxury, and improved connectivity, creating a deeper sense of serenity and sophistication. The design of the cockpit is cleaner, more dynamic, and more oriented towards the driver. A new sporty center console, with a more lively design, joins the dashboard, incorporating a wireless charging location as well as a telephone signal amplifier (available in certain markets).
Placed at the heart of this new interior, and seamlessly integrated into an elegant magnesium frame, the 11,4-inch HD curved touchscreen controls the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. The authentic trim, woodwork in unvarnished natural finish or aluminum veneer, with curved shapes, enrich the upper part of the doors and run all along the dashboard, like the cover of a piano keyboard.
Like the laser-worked medium speaker grille, or the metal Jaguar Drive Control rotary control, every detail has been the subject of meticulous attention.
“The Jaguar XF presents a new exterior design that gives it a more assertive and confident presence, while its all-new interior is more luxurious, more tactile and demonstrates an exceptional level of craftsmanship. The interior of the XF seamlessly integrates advanced technology and is simply a beautiful place. "
Julian Thomson, Design Director, Jaguar
The new Drive Selector features cricket-ball stitched leather on the upper, while the handle is crafted from precision-machined metal for a more refined feel than ever. The new storm doors, with a 360 ° grab handle, provide both larger and more accessible storage for bottles and other items.
The new seats offer a wider seat, new massage functions, and the heated or ventilated part is increased. The silhouette of the leaping feline is embossed on each headrest, and multiple “Est.1935 Jaguar Coventry” signatures underscore loyalty to the brand's tradition.
Several systems, of advanced technology, take care of the well-being and health of passengers. Ionization of the air improves its quality by using nanotechnologies; it eliminates allergens and bad odors. This system now incorporates PM 2,5 filtration, which removes ultrafine particles - down to PM 2,5 particles - for the health and well-being of occupants. To activate the system, simply push the “purify” button.
State-of-the-art engines with excellent efficiency
The new Jaguar XF and XF Sportbrake have a range of latest generation four-cylinder Ingenium, petrol or Diesel engines, Diesel being coupled to a light hybridization technology (Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle: MHEV).
All versions of the XF have an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with transmission to the rear wheels or all-wheel drive, and the engine catalog is as follows:
- 204 horsepower MHEV 2,0-liter turbo four-cylinder, 8-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
- 250 horsepower 2,0-liter turbo four-cylinder, 8-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive.
- 300 horsepower 2,0-liter turbo four-cylinder, 8-speed automatic, all-wheel drive
The 204 horsepower Diesel develops 430 Nm and has an integrated belt generator (Belt Integrated Starter Generator, BiSG) which allows it to collect the energy usually dispersed during deceleration and braking. This energy is then stored in a separate 48 V lithium-ion battery, housed under the trunk, before being reused to support the engine during acceleration, as well as to ensure stop and start operation with more refinement.
The new 204 horsepower MHEV diesel engine gives the XF sedan in RWD version an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7,6 seconds with CO2 emission values from 130 g / km * and fuel consumption at from 4,9 l / 100 km *. The XF Sportbrake AWD version can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 8,0 seconds with CO2 emission values from 137 g / km * and consumption from 5,2 l / 100 km *. These performances lower running costs, and represent an improvement of 13% in emissions and 14% in fuel economy for the two-wheel drive version of the XF sedan compared to the 180-horsepower Diesel replaced.
Customers choosing a petrol engine can choose between the 250 and 300 horsepower versions of the 2,0-liter four-cylinder, with 365 Nm and 400 Nm of torque respectively. Both benefit from advanced technologies such as dual-entry turbo and Continuous Variable Valve Lift (CVVL), for a powerful combination of refined performance and economic excellence.
The 250-horsepower petrol engine delivers 8,0 l / 100 km *, CO2 emissions from 181 g / km * and 0-100 km / h acceleration in 6,9 seconds on the XF sedan rear-wheel drive, 188 g / km * and 8,3 l / 100 km * for the XF Sportbrake rear-wheel drive.
The 300-horsepower XF sedan, available only with AWD all-wheel drive, accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6,1 seconds.
All engines are mated to the Jaguar eight-speed automatic transmission, which can be controlled from the steering wheel paddles for a sportier and more involved ride.
Connection: advanced technologies
The new XF takes advantage of Jaguar's latest generation of on-board electronic architecture, dubbed EVA 2.0 (Electronic Vehicle Architecture), which incorporates a set of new technologies ensuring that the XF is ready for the future, always connected and always at the cutting edge of technology. updates.
The latest Pivi Pro infotainment system is controlled via the new 11,4-inch curved glass touchscreen. This marks significant advancements, including superior clarity: the screen is three times brighter and 48% larger than the previous 10-inch screen, and the streamlined menu design allows up to 90 % of current functions from the screen, in two gestures maximum.
To help the driver get vital information as quickly as possible, the new XF also features a new interactive 12,3-inch HD driver display with improved graphics, as well as a configurable mode that can display the navigation map in full screen, with instructions for each change of direction, digital data, media listened to, contact list or infotainment elements. Working in tandem with Head-up Display technology, this large screen allows the new XF to communicate all the information it needs to its driver, without distracting them.
The new intuitive infotainment package offers Apple CarPlay® as standard and allows two phones to be connected at the same time via Bluetooth. Android Auto ™ and Baidu CarLife are also available as standard depending on the market. A wireless charging device, with signal amplifier, offers fast charging for smartphones. The system also allows clearer calls thanks to an external antenna.
To allow almost immediate departure, the system benefits from a specific energy source; Pivi Pro is therefore ready to serve the moment you take your place behind the wheel.
The range of new technologies includes “software-over-the-air” (SOTA) technology which guarantees the XF to benefit from the latest updates without requiring owners to go to a dealership.
Pivi Pro connectivity is ensured by the latest dual-sim on-board technology, with two LTE modems that can perform multiple functions at the same time, for example capturing streaming media and downloading SOTA updates, without any drop in quality. . This state-of-the-art connectivity also ensures minimal interruptions in the event of “gray spots” in network coverage, as it constantly scans through ISPs looking for the best signal.
For the first time in this segment, the highly innovative Active Road Noise Cancellation system continuously analyzes road vibrations and calculates the opposite frequency noise to erase the noise perceived by passengers. This results in a lower sound level in the cabin, for a more refined atmosphere and less fatigue commonly caused by long exposure to low frequency noise. The number of passengers is taken into account, the system optimizing performance to provide the best sensations for everyone. The lightweight construction ensures that the level of inertia and handling are not affected. Engine noise cancellation (Engine Noise Cancellation) isolates the passenger compartment for even better serenity.
The Jaguar ClearSight ** interior mirror also offers the driver perfect rear visibility. By means of a wide-angle rear camera, this system sends to a high-definition screen inscribed in the frame of the interior mirror the images of the road, in no way altered by the presence of tall passengers, nor by weak exterior lighting or even by rain on the rear window.
For even more convenience, the portable Activity Key allows you to lock, unlock and start the vehicle without the presence of the traditional key. This rechargeable device incorporates a watch and has seven days of autonomy without recharging.
The new XF also benefits from the latest generation of driving aids, such as the Clear Exit Monitor, which alerts front and rear passengers if a car or cyclist is approaching. when they are about to exit the vehicle. Adaptive Cruise Control automatically maintains a safe distance from the previous car.
Jaguar's latest 3D Surround Camera (3D Surround Camera) technology provides more detail and a variety of instant viewing angles to aid maneuvering. The selection of settings includes Junction View, 3D perspective view and Vertical view (ClearSight Plan View).
The new XF illustrates Jaguar's commitment to building cars that are light and strong. Its largely aluminum construction uses recycled aluminum in a closed circuit for more sustainable development. This is an important contributor to Jaguar's progress towards “Destination Zero”, a world with zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.
Customers can choose between S, SE and HSE finishes, all compatible with R-Dynamic specifications. The Exterior Black Pack is also available on all versions.
For more information: https://www.jaguar.fr/index.html
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