Week at the Wheel: Jaguar XF Diesel S

11 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Week at the Wheel: Jaguar XF Diesel S
Week at the Wheel | Jaguar XF S|

Inside Out:

The XF is not a Jaguar the styling is heavily influenced by the and it’s all the better for it. The XF’s has mellowed with familiarity, it and just assertive enough to get you without resorting to the glitzy LED and aggressively surfaced shapes of its competition. The interior follows the same restrained theme, Jaguar hasn’t been to resist the temptation to show off a bit its pop-up gear selector.

Like the trick automatic air vents it’s pointless, and its gear selection action as nice as it could be, but it’s a talking point. The touch infotainment system feels a bit now too, with it lacking the operation of some of the latest from competitors.

Engine

If there was a weak area in the initial model line-up it was the turbodiesel choice – a V6. It lacked the sort of performance buyers in this class become accustomed to. Jaguar that in 2009 by adding a new unit in two outputs.

This S ups pace significantly with and 443lb.ft of torque enabling the XF to to 62mph in 6.4 seconds and onto an 155mph top speed. It’s smooth and flexible too, the always gutsy regardless of choice. Adding to the effortlessness is the with which the automatic slips through its six ratios only the change in revs to you that it’s shifting.

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Ride Handling:

It might different to Jaguars of old but it retains ability to cosset and involve in measure. The ride is extremely judged, the XF 3.0D S doing a job of isolating the occupants from surfaces without resulting in behind the wheel. The steering is weighted and quick, with feel to allow you to place it confidence.

With its precision on the road easy to carry the speed the turbodiesel engine so easily the XF Diesel S an extremely good car to big miles in – whether on a motorway or a sinuous A-road.

Economy Value for Money:

There’s something of a having-your-cake-and-eating-it to the XF Diesel S. Certainly you’re likely to find the performance and the economy is good too, 42mpg on the official combined cycle – the same as the power engine incidentally. dioxide emissions of 179g/km are the same, and that figure is better than any of the petrol in the line-up. Equipment levels are too, with Jaguar satnav, climate control, seats and cruise control on all its

Overall:

A composed, comfortable, equipped and easy driving the Jaguar XF Diesel S is a seriously proposition. It’s got the economy and to match its closest rivals, and a brilliantly rounded driving at a price that’s very

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