Ladies and gentlemen, the all-new 2016 Jaguar XF made its debut ahead of the 2015 New York Auto Show. According to the British manufacturer, the new model is 7 mm shorter and 3 mm lower than its predecessor, while the 2,960 mm wheelbase is 51 mm longer. A longer wheelbase mean more rear seat space, legroom, kneeroom and headroom.
The 2016 Jaguar XF uses an advanced aluminum-intensive architecture that features 75 percent aluminum, which means weight savings of up to 190 kg over the outgoing model and an increase in torsional stiffness of up to 28 percent. Under the hood, there is a 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engine that produces 163 hp and 380 Nm of torque or 180 hp and 430 Nm of torque.
The engine is bolted to a six-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic gearbox. In the 163 hp manual form, the XF will deliver just 104 g/km CO2, making it the most efficient non-hybrid diesel model in the segment (80 kg lighter than its closest competitors). All other engines are offered exclusively with 8-speed automatic transmissions.
Jaguar also offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injection petrol engine that produces 240 hp and 340 Nm of torque. Still, if you want more, the British carmaker owned by Tata Motors will offer a renowned 3.0-liter V6 supercharged petrol engine in both 340 hp/450 Nm and 380 hp/450 Nm ratings.
A 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo diesel engine will be offered with a raised output of 300 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Jaguar says that the sophisticated double wishbone and Integral Link suspension, which is combined with near-50:50 weight distribution, delivers the ideal balance between agility, comfort and refinement.
As an option, Jaguar will offer the Adaptive Dynamics system that determines the optimum damper settings for the driving conditions and as standard, the Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS).
Jaguar Configurable Dynamics, which was first introduced on the F-Type, promises to deliver the ultimate in control and enables the driver to individually tailor settings of the dampers, steering, engine and 8-speed automatic transmission.
As expected, an all-wheel drive (AWD) version will be offered too and the capability of the system is enhanced by the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) advanced control system that delivers rear-drive handling with the performance and traction benefits of AWD.
Inside, we find the new InControl Touch Pro system that features a 10.2-inch touchscreen and Dual View technology, allowing the driver to see information such as navigation, while the front passenger are able to watch TV or a DVD. Moreover, there is also a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster.