A new engine, and a new high-performance model are in the works for the 2010 Jaguar XF. Besides the new top-line XFR, there are three trims of the Jaguar XF available for 2010. They are the Luxury, Premium Luxury and the Portfolio. Discontinued is the previously available supercharged model .
All trims of the XF feature a 5.0L 385hp V8 that replaces the previous 4.2L 300hp V8. The XFR shows off a 5.0L 510hp supercharged V8 that will practically shoot you into orbit. All trims and models utilize a 6-speed automatic transmission with the famous JaguarDrive selector. This feature is unique in the industry as it uses a rotary knob for selecting gears as well as offering steering wheel-based paddle shifters for times when you just feel like shifting manually. The XFR features enhanced wheels, tires, braking and trim as well as the new Jaguar Adaptive Dynamic Suspension system. It considers the road conditions and automatically adjusts the suspension system to accommodate them. Safety features that are available include ABS braking, electronic anti-skid control, electronic traction control, electronic stability control, front/front side/side curtain airbags and much more. Popular optional features, paralleling those in the Hyundai Azera, include a high-tech navigational system, rearview and sideview cameras, monitoring for blind spots and adaptive cruise control systems.
One very notable feature for the 2010 XR by Jaguar is the JaguarSense proximity/touch system that senses when an occupant is searching for the glovebox. It automatically activates the interior lighting. This feature is standard on all trims and models as well. The Portfolio trim has standard heated and circulated frontal seating as well as unique trim designs for both the interior and exterior .
Premium Luxury trim models grant a rather impressive 18.2 combined mpg concerning fuel economy. The supercharged model averaged 17.9 mpg - not bad at all for a monster that pushes over 500 horses. Ride-wise, the Jaguar XF is a little bumpy on rippled roads - even with 19-inch alloy wheels. The supercharged XFR is likewise fidgety on its 20-inchers .
All trims handle very responsively and grip even tight corners well. Steering is likewise responsive - very well weighted and stunningly precise. All noises, both car-born and exterior, are muted effectively. Passengers are able to relax in quiet style and enjoy even the longest of trips. Regardless of the fact that all is quiet, the understated roar of both engines makes one know that there is a lot of power there - even while just pleasantly humming along .
All gauges are clear to view and all knobs and controls are unobstructed as well. Overall, the 2010 Jaguar XF is everything that you would expect from a new Jag. Luxury, power, responsive handling, beautiful styling and top-notch materials are all in place to make these machines some of the finest on the planet. Test drive your new Jaguar XF today and experience the sheer thrills for yourself.