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JAGUAR XF SALOON

2.0 P250 R-Dynamic SE 4dr Auto

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Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Co2
Co2 190.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Automatic
Top Speed
Top Speed 155mph

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JAGUAR XF 2.0 P250 R-Dynamic SE 4dr Auto

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    7
  • Handling
    9
  • Comfort
    8
  • Space
    8
  • Styling
    9
  • Build
    8
  • Value
    8
  • Equipment
    8
  • Economy
    9
  • Depreciation
    8
  • Insurance
    8

The second generation Jaguar XF offers a welcome alternative to executives tired of Teutonic efficiency. June Neary tries It

Will It Suit Me?

It's good to see Jaguar back in the limelight. I'm old enough to remember the time when if you thought of an executive car in this country, you thought of a Jag. These days the leaping Cat is leaping once more thanks to this second generation version of the company XF executive model. It's a car designed to provide a real alternative to premium customers tired of Teutonic efficiency. I have to say that the smarter front and rear styling is much more to my taste than the old car's - even if all those twinkling LEDs fringing the new headlights are a bit OTT. But it certainly makes a distinctive rear view mirror statement - just as the designers intended. Inside, the material upgrades make the cabin feel even more special and the German opposition even more dour. Love those rich wood veneers.

Practicalities

Traditionally, an XF was never the most spacious car in its sector, coupe-like rear styling limiting back seat passenger room in comparison to rival BMW 5 Series or Mercedes E-Class models. In response, Jaguar has lengthened the wheelbase of this second generation model by 51mm and the result is a big improvement in rear seat legroom. I didn't spend much time travelling in the back though because a seat in the front of an XF has always been a special experience. If you ever tried the first generation model, what you'll probably remember most is the way the start-up sequence brought the car to life as the rotary gear selector rose up from the centre console and the airvents rotated into position. This time round, the brief was to retain that sense of occasion but mature and simplify the design language a little. So there's a classier, more modern look as Jaguar's designers have sought to find more interesting and contemporary ways to say 'luxury'. Largely, I think their efforts have worked. The rising circular gear selector remains on automatic models: so do the cartwheeling airvents, though they've been reduced in number and thrown to the edges of the cabin, with the centre of the fascia now freed up for a smart and informative 8-inch 'InControl Touch' infotainment system. I did worry that the shorter rear overhangs of this MK2 model might necessitate a smaller boot but actually, quite the reverse is true. Lift the lid (my test car had the rather pointless optional power opener fitted) and a 540-litre space is revealed, a 40-litre increase on the previous model accessed via a larger aperture than before. That's easily enough for pushchairs and the like (do XF owners still have pushchairs?). It is annoying though, to find that most trim levels don't allow you to extend this space into the cabin: only the very plushest models have a split-folding rear bench fitted as standard.

Behind the Wheel

Set off and under the bonnet ahead in the volume 2.0-litre volume diesel version I tried (the one most XF customers will buy) lies an 'Ingenium'-series engine more commonly seen in lesser models from the Jaguar Land Rover conglomerate like the Discovery Sport family SUV. For such a product as that, the muted diesel clatter is quite acceptable but initially, you wonder whether such a powerplant is entirely appropriate for such a quintessential Jaguar. As your speed rises though, you find such questions melting away. Partly because refinement improves as the engine exercises its prodigious torque. And partly because of something that really does set this car apart in its segment: its ride and handling balance. Credit for this goes to a clever rear suspension system that rivals will certainly want to take apart and copy. It's called 'Integral Link' and it's there to intelligently manage lateral and longitudinal body movements in a way that gives you taut body control when you want it and a beautifully relaxing ride when you don't. Engine-wise, most buyers will want the '2.0-litre i4' 'Ingenium'-series four cylinder diesel powerplant, offered in either 163PS or 180PS guises. The lower-powered variant offers class-leading supermini-style efficiency figures (70.6mpg on the combined cycle and 104g/km of CO2) but has less torque than the pokier 180PS derivative I tried, a car that makes 62mph in 8.1s en route to 136mph. There's a choice of either six-speed manual transmission (a first for XF buyers) or the 8-speed auto 'box that most will want. If you want a pokier XF, you'll have to find the substantial price premium for one of the performance-orientated six cylinder XF S models. There are two of these, a 300PS twin-turbo diesel and a supercharged 320PS petrol version.

Value For Money

It seems strange to remember now that the original version of this XF was launched without the thing that most Executive segment buyers actually want - a four cylinder diesel engine. Even when Jaguar finally put that omission right with the facelifted MK1 model in 2011, the range still lacked key elements like an estate bodystyle and a manual gearbox option. These days though, the brand is at last getting fundamental things like this right. They've certainly got the idea when it comes to the importance of a four cylinder diesel, the MK2 model saloon line-up we're looking at here fundamentally built around what Jaguar calls '2.0-litre i4' power, a new-generation Ingenium series diesel unit offered in 163PS or 180PS guises and priced across three trim levels in the £32,000 to £40,000 bracket. Many will want the pokier version I tried, given that the premium for it is only £500. I mentioned a manual gearbox: for the first time in an XF, you can now have one, though by the same token, this also means that for the first time in an XF, you have to pay a premium for auto transmission, a not insignificant £1,750 - which will leave most buyers having to think in terms of this being a £35,000 to £40,000 car. But then maybe it should be, given that the smaller BMW 3 Series-sized Jaguar XE starts at around £30,000. Of course, not all buyers will want a four cylinder diesel XF and for the very few that don't, Jaguar has a pricey but very powerful range of performance versions. If you can find £50,000 to get yourself into an 'S'-grade XF model, you'll savour the identically-priced choice of a 300PS 3.0-litre V6 twin turbo diesel variant or a version with the same 380PS supercharged 3.0-litre petrol V6 unit you'll find in the brand's F-TYPE sportscar.

Could I Live With One?

I'm still not sure the XF would be my first choice in the class but it's certainly a true Jaguar - and the kind of car that will have many thinking again over their choice of executive saloon. As in the Sixties, a Jaguar may once again, be the executive thing to have.

Driver Convenience

  • 3D surround camera
  • Android Auto
  • Apple car play
  • Blind spot assist
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Clear exit monitor
  • Driver condition monitor
  • Electric power assisted steering
  • Front animated directional indicators
  • Interactive driver display digital with 12" TFT display
  • JaguarDrive control
  • Lane keep assist includes oncoming vehicle detection and edge detection
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Pivi pro connected navigation system with 11.4" touch screen
  • Power tailgate/boot lid
  • Push button starter
  • Rear traffic monitor with parking emergency braking (Autobrake)
  • Service interval indicator
  • Speed proportional steering
  • Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
  • Remote app
  • USB and auxiliary socket

Exterior Features

  • Acoustic windscreen
  • Automatic headlights
  • Black lower front bumper hoops
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric heated/power fold memory door mirrors with approach lights and auto dimming driver side
  • Electric windows with one touch open/close and anti trap
  • Frameless auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Front bumper's lower chin and rear lower bumper is finished in gloss black
  • Heat insulated glass
  • Heated front windscreen
  • Heated washer jets
  • Illuminated metal tread plates with Jaguar script
  • Jaguar script and leaper
  • LED tail lights
  • R Dynamic badge
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Trailer stability assist
  • XF badge

Interior Features

  • 2nd row air vents
  • 3 rear seat head restraints
  • Cabin lighting - 10 colour configurable ambient, zone control, dynamic start-up sequence
  • Centre armrest console
  • Electrically adjustable steering column
  • Front armrest
  • Front door and rear door storage space
  • Interior front door handles with separate locking switches
  • ISOFIX on outer rear seats
  • Overhead stowage for sunglasses
  • Passive front head restraints
  • Premium carpet mats
  • R-Dynamic branded leather steering wheel
  • Rear armrest with twin cupholders
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Twin front cupholders

Packs

  • Online pack with data plan - XF

Safety

  • ABS+EBA
  • All surface progress control (ASPC)
  • Brake pad warning light
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Front airbags with passenger seat occupant detector
  • Front side airbags
  • Full length side window curtain airbag
  • Hill launch assist
  • Pedestrian contact sensing
  • Power operated child locks
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Torque vectoring brake
  • Traction control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless entry
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Remote central locking with deadlocks and drive away locking

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    190
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    200
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    190

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1997
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    83
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    92.3
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    8.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    8.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    33.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    31.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    33.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    250
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    P250
  • Coin Series
    R-Dynamic SE
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    37E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    21000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    120
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    105000
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    6.9
  • Engine Power - BHP
    250
  • Engine Power - KW
    184
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    269
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    37.2
  • Engine Torque - NM
    365
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1300
  • Top Speed
    155

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    245/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear
    245/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    5 SPLIT SPOKE STYLE 5106
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1456
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4962
  • Wheelbase
    2960
  • Width
    1890
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2089

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    74
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2290
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    917
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    459
  • Max. Loading Weight
    630
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1900
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1660
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.7

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