Perfect! The lease on the 5 series is almost up. Hello Jaguar!
Wow love it in white – that update and new 2.2 D has me sold!
Stunning – easily the best looking car in its class. I’d take this over a German equivalent.
For once Phil, I wholeheartedly agree with everything you just said…
I like how jag isn’t trying to pass this thing off as a 4-door coupe
they dont have to, because it is a true 5 seater. “4 door coupe” is just a way of dressing up saying “I hope you dont have 3 kids”.
Alborz thanks for a great review and pictures I’m in love
now to find a way I can get past my financier she is going to KILL ME!!
This thing is droop worthy! Nothing better than your dream car becoming more affordable!
*drool, not droop.
Droop if you’ve just bought a German.
very nice. The top of the range model can take the fight right up to E63, M5 and RS6.
Its NOT really that good value, because its around the same sort of coin as a baseline E Benz and baseline 520 BMW DIEsels.
Does look the business and not on every street corner unlike the other 2 mentioned.
I would still go with the BMW520 and then the Benz and then the Jag, more than just a pretty face/frock in car buying [hello resale]
What really is bizzare is that SAAB want $95k! for a 9-5, they most certainly on some sort of drugs?
Anyway good review and it is a nice car, but not in the Germans league
Comparing a top of the range 2.8 V6 Turbo Petrol XWD 9-5 to a 2.2 Diesel Base model Jag just goes show you as stupid as the rest of your comment (and every other comment you have ever made on all other motoring websites)
Well when you trade in your MalvernStar on the SAAB we will take notice of what you have to say too KB
Bit harsh KD, bit harsh..true though lol
That may be true to a point FrugalOne, but option up the BMW and M-B to the same spec and watch the price difference increase in the Jag’s favour….
Does anybody know whose engine that 2.2 Diesel is?
“Powered by Freelander” [yeap, its a LandRover donk]could do my head in though…
So it is the Peugeot engine. I knew it. The same thing is running in the new 508.
And the European Mondeo
I have heard it is a PSA made engine. Like the 2.7 litre in the territory that was once in the 407. Also the Evoque will use it.
You’re dead right, I’ve got the engine in my 407. It turns out about 34mpg round town and approx 48 on a run. Not bad, but nowhere near the stated economy figures. Ne’er mind
I forgot to mention that Jaguar today REALLY make Ford Car Co.look really stupid!
Ford are so dumb [well the management] you need to question whether they should actually even be in the car business!
Ford NEVER made a cent profit from years of Jaguar ownership and dished up rubbish like the X Type.
Ratan TATA’s Indian group takes over [nobody else wanted to touch/buy them] and not only makes beautiful cars with a strong future, but turned a profit, and got the poor qulality reputation beat.
I raise my hat to you Ratan!
*Falls off my chair*
Nice to see you finally make an intelligent comment!
Except – how long have TATA owned Jag?
The current XF and XJ are both Ford developments – but they had to sell the Jag business due to the GFC in 2008. Unfortunately Ford has missed out on reaping the reward for some excellent designs.
Hmmm. I don’t agree at all with your comment.
Firstly, I wonder just how much input into Jaguar TATA actually has, besides money of course. I’d wager it wouldn’t be much.
Also Ford only sold Jaguar 3 years ago. A lot of the really nice Jag product you are seeing today would have mostly been developed under Ford, including the XK, XF and I’d bet alot of the new XJ as well.
I wouldn’t go writing Ford of as stupid for selling Jag either – sure, they are looking good now, but at the time Ford did what it had to in order to stay afloat. And as a result, they didn’t go bankrupt like GM and Chrysler.
I wonder just how much input into Jaguar TATA actually has, besides money of course. I’d wager it wouldn’t be much. – Dude the very fact that JAG and LR have flourished immensely under TATA leadership is a MASSIVE input , besides the financial input etc. Secondly people who work in JAG TATA owns , and TATA = its workforce where ever they are based , so your comment is out of context and kinda stupid i rekon
What? You make no sense, mate. Jag has flourished based on the products that were mostly developed under Ford. Besides, look at the cars that Tata manufactures – I’m sure they had lots of great input to give Jag! Sarcasm, in case you can’t tell.
Secondly, you think that when Tata took over Jag that they replaced the workforce? Nice one mate, you’ve just highlighted your own lack of knowledge.
The XF and Alfa 159 are the best looking saloons on the market. Interesting that they are both “sporting at heart” car companies
Agree – the 159 is quite the looker. Now Alfa needs to do a Jaguar with their quality!
Like your taste in cars!
Alfas quality has already proven to be on the up. The German JD power survey in 2009 showed Alfa tied equal second to Merc, with Lexus in first place. In last years English JD power survey, Alfa scored above average and were ahead of other supposedly reliable brands like the VAG group (audi, volkswagon), Toyota and some other Japanese makes.
Johnno, perception is reality for many people. Can take a while to change those perceptions.
Look at where Jaguar are now compared to what their image/reliability was a mere 3 years ago. Hopefully Alfa can continue with the results that they have been able to achieve to date and turn the perceptions around like Jaguar have done. In the interim, nice to see Jaguar turn out truly inspiring cars that can take on “ze Germans”.
Goodbye Merc. Goodbye Beemer. Goodbye Audi. Goodbye Germans. The good-old British-Indian Jaguar has stolen the gauntlet from you.
The Evoque and now the XF will give the Germans a true battle. In the Evoque class, BMW X1/X3 – overpriced boxy plastic, Audi Q5 – overpriced and boring and all the other try hard compact SUVs don’t even come close for the money. The XF will definitely get the 3 series and C class customers. A base BMW 320i optioned with the Jaguar standard fitout comes up to the mid 70s without much trouble. C class – why bother grandpa. Also outstyles the 5 series that has a $99k sticker starting price. Hello Britain!
I love this car….I thought the A5 was one of the best looking (affordable-ish) 4door cars on the market then this bad boy comes along for the same price as my 2.0 quattro. Poop. I hate my 4 year lease…..
O wow, please let this happen to saab in the next 3 years/
More interior pictures needed!
I hope this crashes like previous Jaguars in resale in 2 years or so… so I can scoop one up! (I don’t think it will)
The best prestige sedan you can buy. End of story.
Just look at the thing! Beautiful. Although I am quite fond of the new 5er. Almost makes me glad I can’t afford either. I wouldn’t be able to choose haha
I’d like to be able to afford the 3L diesel, 202kW and 600Nm sounds good
Where’s the XFR review? It’s been more then a “couple of days”.
Also, I’d like to see a review of the updated navigation/touch screen controller. This was one of the weak spots in the previous car and I’d like to see how the updated system functions.
I expected a brand new engine for 3.0L range. But nothing is upgrated. The technology and performance have been delayed, the transmission is not as good as new BMW535d and new A6 TDI now. I have to say that Ford Sublimate the Jaguar brand, not TATA at all. The new XF 2012 just copied a bit outlooking from XJ, e.g. Front lights and bumper. I love XF model, but Really upset this time!
Well, I looked at the jag xf last week. I must admit it look stunning externally. Then, interior is so unimpressive, when compared to A6 this car is still in stone age. Interior is a boring desert scape. Look rather old fashion. When it powered on the gear changer pops up. I am 6 feet 2 yet the gear button block the view of the indicaters in front of the knob.
Navigator is way out of the view of the driver. Seats are not confortable. Drive is bumpy. Starting sounds like an old car. Noisy. Large indicater panel is pale white as boring as a newspaper. No line guiding in there. They let every one down by producing latest model for 2012 by only changing the few exterior cosmetics, as per the salesman.
Only good thing about jag xf is exterior look which is incomparable and irresistible. I am buying A6 2012 next week.
the Jaguar XF is NOT reliable, and mentioning that JD Power dependability info accounts for 2008 models and before.