2012 Jaguar XF’s new look is a show-stopper


Jaguar has just revealed the revised 2012 XF sport sedan today at the New York Auto Show. Since its introduction in 2008, Jaguar has made numerous revisions to make the XF more sportier and elegantly sleek looking, and the new 2012 Jaguar XF final gets to be a show-stopper.

The 2012 XF and XFR models gets re-styled front and rear ends along with a few changes in the interior. On the exterior, the Jaguar XF gets a revised headlamp design that integrated LED daytime running lights arranged in a unique Jaguar ‘J-Blade’ signature. In addition, revisions to the grille, hood, and front fenders, which incorporate new triangular side vents. And at the rear, the XF get a revised bumper and trunk lid. Incorporated in the rear end are new larger sized taillamps with full-LED lighting.

In the interior a few minor changes are made to the Jaguar XF such as a new steering wheel, new leather seats, a revised instrument panel, blue ambient lighting, piano black detailing with a knurled rotary selector, and three new veneer choices: Satin Rosewood, Satin Elm and Bright Knurled Aluminium.  Also, optional 1200W Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system is available as well.

The 2012 Jaguar XF continues to be powered by the same with the 385-hp 5.0-liter V8 engine, a 470-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8, and a 580-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 for the XFR version. However, in Europe, Jaguar is adding the 2.2-liter four-cylinder AJ-i4D turbo diesel eninge to the mix. The diesel engine produces 190 horsepower and 338 pound-feet of torque, and is connected to a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

Jaguar claims that the diesel engine provide a fuel return of 52.3 mpg UK, which is about 43.6 mpg US. And CO2 emmission is about 149 g/km.