Revealed - The All-New 2009 Jaguar XF

Contemporary design in an all-new Jaguar sedan

Aug 27, 2007, 01:00 ET from Jaguar

    IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaguar is proud to announce the
 all-new 2009 XF - a stunning four-door Jaguar that combines the style and
 performance of a sports car with the refinement, space and sophistication
 of a luxury sedan.
     Scheduled to make its world debut at the 2007 Frankfurt International
 Motor Show in September, the new Jaguar XF is a reflection of the bold new
 design language that Jaguar will be using both now and in the future.
     "As one of the most visually striking, technically sophisticated and
 driver-oriented sedan cars that Jaguar has ever produced, the XF clearly
 demonstrates the forward-looking focus that now defines the Jaguar brand,"
 said Wayne Burgess, XF Senior Design Manager. "With its dramatic styling,
 powerful flowing lines and a distinctive front, the new XF looks like no
 other Jaguar. Yet it defines the new design language the company will be
 adopting for all future models."
     The first impression of the new XF is its visual strength. It firmly
 emphasizes contemporary automotive style whilst maintaining Jaguar's core
 values. The new XF is sporty, muscular and dynamic -- made evident in its
 sweeping silhouette that was inspired by the new Jaguar XK sports car.
 There is a powerful grille, dramatic side window graphics and, of course,
 strong Jaguar rear haunches. The stance of the XF gives the car a 'ready to
 pounce' look that suggests latent power and energy.
     The contemporary design theme is continued inside the XF with an
 interior ambience that is enriched by wood, aluminum and leather presented
 in a very modern way, unlike any other car manufacturer. With its
 sophisticated instruments and calm interior mood lighting, the XF moves
 away from traditional styling to a contemporary, sporting luxury theme.
 This is emphasized by features such as the all-new JaguarDrive
 Selector(TM), JaguarSense(TM) (an electronic control system that employs
 motion detecting sensors to activate certain vehicle features), unique
 phosphor blue interior lighting, and Bowers & Wilkins sound technology.
     The new XF will be available in the US with a choice of two engines - a
 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 and a 4.2-liter supercharged V8. In
 naturally-aspirated form, the XF develops 300bhp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.
 The supercharged version uses a highly efficient rotor-type supercharger
 that develops 420bhp and 408 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines combine
 effortless performance, unrivalled character, an impeccable pedigree, and
 have a classic Jaguar blend of power and refinement.
     All-new 2009 Jaguar XF At-A-Glance Highlights
      - The XF is a four-door Jaguar that combines the style and performance of
        a sports car with the refinement, space and sophistication of a luxury
      - The exterior styling of the XF is the first result of Jaguar's new
        design language in a sedan. With interior design that is the equal of
        the exterior in terms of crafted execution and visual excitement, the
        XF offers a truly contemporary, luxury environment.
      - The coupe-like lines of the XF belie the amount of space inside: there
        is room for five adults in comfort, generous interior stowage and a
        trunk capacity of 17.6 cu. ft. (500 liters), plus the opportunity to
        fold down the rear seats and add a further 14.8 cu. ft. (420 liters).
      - Jaguar craftsmanship adopts a sharp new edge on the XF. Sophisticated
        instrumentation, a touch-screen, modern materials and graphics
        complement new 'surprise and delight' features. Upon entry to the XF,
        the start button pulses, like a heartbeat. Start the engine and the
        JaguarDrive Selector(TM) rises into the palm of the hand, while
        rotating vents turn from their flush, 'parked' position to their
        functional open position.
      - Improved torsional stiffness delivers refinement and dynamic
        performance - underpinning the driver-focused yet remarkably
        comfortable driving experience.
      - The XF will be available from launch in the U.S. with two different
        engines - 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 and 4.2-liter supercharged
        V8 - all featuring Jaguar's proven six-speed automatic transmission
        with steering-wheel-mounted paddles for manual gear selection (Jaguar
        Sequential Shift(TM)).
      - Key driver aids on the XF include Electronic Brake Assist, Electronic
        Brakeforce Distribution, Anti-lock Braking System, Dynamic Stability
        Control, Cornering Brake Control and Engine Drag Torque Control. And,
        for the first time in a Jaguar, Understeer Control Logic which
        decelerates the car and helps to restore grip to the front wheels when
      - Three trim levels will be offered in the U.S. market - Luxury, Premium
        Luxury and Supercharged levels.
      - The first cars will be delivered to U.S. customers in March 2008.
      - Pricing for the North American market will be announced in November
     From its beginning as a manufacturer of motorcycle sidecars in 1922,
 Jaguar Cars has grown to become one of the world's premier manufacturers of
 luxury sedans and sports cars and with that, one of the most recognized
 commercial brands. The company's vision is simple: To produce beautiful
 fast cars that are desired the world over. The company operates two
 manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom and is fully engaged in
 environmental programs, community work and brand awareness exercises such
 as motorsports.