The Jaguar XF (codename-X250) was launched in 2007 manifesting a significant design change from its predecessor, the Jaguar S-Type, and marking the beginning of a new era for Jaguar. With its dramatic styling, powerful yet beautiful flowing lines and a distintive face, the XF seeks to blend tradition with the latest style and technology.
From launch, the XF came with a choice of four engines - 2.7L V6 twin turbocharged diesel, 3.0L V6 petrol, 4.2L naturally aspirated V8 petrol and 4.2L supercharged V8 petrol - and a 6-speed ZF automatic gearbox as the only option available. The XF's transmission features the trademark "Jaguar Sequential Shift" that gives the driver the option of manual gear selection using paddles mounted on the steering wheel.
The standard audio system features a premium sound system with CD player and radio options that include Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) system. Bluetooth communications technology is also standard plus optional iPod and MP3 player connectivity and an auxiliary audio jack for other portable devices.
The XF has a range of driver assistance features that includes Blind Spot Monitor, front and rear parking aids, rear camera parking aid and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. It has an array of driving aids that come as standard features. These include Electronic Brake Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Cornering Brake Control and Pedestrian Contact Sensing System - a new safety innovation from Jaguar.
The Jaguar XF received a facelift in April 2011 with front and rear styling changes, adaptive cruise control, fuel saving stop-start technology and a new four-cylinder 2.2L diesel engine paired to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Since its launch the Jaguar XF has been at the heart of Jaguar's revival and continues to be an important flagship to date.