The new Jaguar XFR has been revealed at the Detroit Auto Show 2009 - one of two new cars that are true to the heritage of Jaguar's legendary performance, delivering a superb balance of high performance, dynamic ability and refinement.
Mike O'Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars said: "We've started 2009 with the introduction of advanced new generation petrol and diesel engines that set new benchmarks in terms of performance, economy and efficiency, including a new diesel for the XF that offers a marked improvement in CO2 and fuel economy. Our cars meet the challenges of the modern world and the needs of today's consumers - and they're also true to the Jaguar philosophy of creating beautiful fast cars."
The Jaguar XF has already secured 'Car of the Year' awards from two major UK automotive magazines and more than 30 other commendations worldwide, so the new Jaguar XFR, a new high performance diesel and a host of changes for the 2010 Model Year, including the launch of the new luxurious 'Portfolio' model, will make the Jaguar XF an even more attractive proposition.
Featuring all-new AJ-V8 Gen III petrol engines and new AJ-V6D Gen III diesel engines, the Jaguar XF now delivers more power and more performance with comparable or better fuel economy and emissions than the engines they supersede.
The Jaguar XFR is powered by the all-new supercharged 510PS (510bhp SAE) V8 with acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4.7 seconds making it the ultimate Jaguar sport saloon. A naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8, producing 385PS, powers other V8 XF models.
Distinguished by unique exterior and interior design features, the XFR includes revised bumpers and lower front air intakes, sill extensions, bonnet louvres and grilles, four tailpipes, a boot-lid spoiler, unique seats and 20-inch alloy wheels.
The new Jaguar XF 3.0-litre AJ-V6D Gen III diesel features a twin sequential turbocharged engine available as the 275PS/600Nm S or a 240PS/500Nm version. Both offer exceptional efficiency and refinement and in the case of the Diesel S accelerates from 0-60 in just 5.9 seconds.
With 275PS, the new Jaguar XF 3.0-litre diesel S is 33 per cent more powerful than the acclaimed 2.7-litre TDV6 it replaces. Torque peaks at a substantial 600Nm, with 61 per cent more torque available from 1500rpm.
Every new engine for the Jaguar XF range has highly competitive fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures. Both diesel versions deliver combined average fuel consumption of 42.0mpg - an improvement on the acclaimed 2.7-litre engine of nearly 12 per cent - and a CO2 of 179g/km.
In the UK, pricing of the new Jaguar XF range starts at £32,900 for the 3.0-litre petrol. The 3.0-litre diesel model is available from £33,900 while the new 3.0-litre Diesel S starts at £36,900. The Jaguar XFR is priced at £59,900. These models are available from late March 2009.Published 12 January 2009