Prior to its New York Motor Show debut, the new 2016 Jaguar XF makes a dramatic first public appearance with a ‘high-wire’ water crossing in the heart of London’s business district. The point of this stunt was to emphasize the car’s lightness which is key to a lot of good thing about it.
Jaguar has been working with aluminum body panels for years now and they have developed an expertise in manipulating this material and make lightweight yet rigid panels out of it. As such, the aluminium-intensive architecture of the 2016 Jaguar XF enables it to be on average 80 kg lighter than its mains rivals.
Being a modern Jaguar, the new XF is also properly beautiful, featuring an all-new face with larger air intakes that give it a more purposeful appearance and sleeker lines and lights. It is a clever design too, boasting an aerodynamic efficiency figure of Cd 0.26. This, combined with the lightness and a range of excellent engines – ranging from 163PS Ingenium diesel to 380PS V6 supercharged petrol – makes the Jaguar XF Facelift one of the most fuel efficient cars in its class with up to 70 mpg.
Another area in which the 2016 Jaguar XF excels is the refinement and luxuriousness. With double-wishbone and Integral Link suspension, the car delivers exceptional ride comfort and handling, while the occupants enjoy exceptional legroom and a range of technology features such as 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with InControl Touch Pro, 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, and 825W Meridian digital surround sound system with 17 speakers.