• m2m

    So, the perfect car for anyone and everyone with a fat wallet! First lotto win will have me running to Jaguar!

  • Ox

    They need a turbo petrol 6 in their line-up

  • Sam123

    IMHO $78900 is an outstanding price for a car of this caliber. Bravo Jaguar. Its beautiful and practical and the price doesn’t make my eyes water, or dream of lotto being the only way!

  • http://caradvice OSU811

    Lovely car in every way. Nothing you can really call bad on this car, nearly Faultless imo..

  • Shak

    Simply outstanding car. Outstanding interior, outstanding exterior, outstanding price. Simply Outstanding…

  • Damian

    Absolutely sublime. Makes the 5 series/E Class/A6 look overpriced (which they are).

    • Phil

      It’s $3000 less than E class and $4000 less than 5 series.

      Thats barely a 5% price difference. Hardly enough to suddenly make them look overpriced.

      Audi doesn’t offer a small diesel in Australia.

      • nickdl

        The fact that the XF is so much better than any of the Germans (5 Series is the only one that comes close) makes them look overpriced.

      • Scott

        Actually Phil, that’s no longer true. The brand new Audi A6 is now available in a 2.0T Diesel engine. I’ve been leaning toward the A6, but sorely tempted by the Jag! Wonder if it would fit my kids, shopping etc as well as the A6..

    • Pete

      The Germans can charge more because they’re the segment leaders & have been from the beginning.They charge more because they can, & will still outsell Jaguar…This is the same practice in any industry, be it Apple,Sony or whoever.
      Very nice looking car though.

  • FrugalOne

    *******
    PRIMO!

    This will go nicely with my matching Land Rover Defender. Sports handling and frugal diesel use suit me down to a tee…

    • FrugalOne

      FRAUD!

      Get your own name and commentary!

  • A-train

    Hiccup is the word you’re looking for Anthony.

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au Anthony Crawford

      Haha LOl – thanks so much. late night grammar hiccup.

  • FrugalOne

    Really having trouble to find things i dislike in this vehicle:

    Front grille is fussy
    The engine is Ford’s [Own made out in ~ 18 months]
    Electronic bar-style fuel gauge

    Err thats it really!

    Well done TATA of India!

  • http://www.facebook.com/priusfreezone Matthew Werner

    Says a lot for how good the car is if you have to go looking for something to put in “minus” column and the only thing you can find is a single tailpipe. And the price is pretty sweet too

  • DWS1

    Jaguars look so much better than the 3 german brands

  • Roadtard

    But does it have a 5-star safety rating yet…?

    • FrugalOne

      I believe its 4****, reason being no dash warning about rear seatbelts fitted or similar

      NOTHING to do with crashing it into a concrete block

      Dont worry, buy it, she is safe, such a pretty face please dont crash it!

      • Soupratt

        Actually it has to do with limited chest crash protection and rear sear passenger protection. I was hanging out for this car hoping that they had improved the crash rating but I found out months ago that it didn’t. With 2 young children, safety was far more important to me than looks and went with the 5 series. The new E series wasn’t out at the time but looking at the grandfather shape I am glad I didn’t wait for that either.

  • FrugalOne

    The REAL reason to buy it is because its not on every corner/street/road like the similar priced common-man german brands

    Its really only Caprice/HSV/FPV price range, you would have to have rocks in your head to buy those over one of these!

  • Steve

    And 5 series now is so bland. Well done Jag.
    Seems a perfect entry level luxo exec.

  • laurie

    Anthony
    A lot of overseas reviewers and from memory Car is one of them still think the 5 Series technically is superior to the XF.They say XF close but refinement goes to the German, still on price I’m tempted to get one,now to go and get my wife a pair of shoes,handbag,dress and whatever it takes including getting down on my knees

  • DAVE

    CA, there is a grammar problem with your article ‘You can still hear some muffled diesel clatter at idle and during standing start getaways, but you’d be hard pressed to tell you hard a small diesel under the bonnet at a steady 80km/h on the highway. Do you mean hard pressed to tell you heard a small diesel?

  • laurie

    BMW have dropped their MY12 520d price by $2700 haha they must be very concerned with the XF release

  • Fred

    Dave: He simply meant to say “had” not “hard”

  • Gary

    Total rip off in Australia.
    A cousin in the Uk is a Jag man and the His A$75,000 (46,000 UK Pounds) on the road XF 3.0 V6 Diesel Premium Luxury is a nice car.
    We pay more the for a basic car with the 2.2.

    • Chris Elston

      Gary; If you give me an e address I will send you some price comparisons that will surprise you. I can’t scan to this site.
      Chris at: elstons@topgun.co.za

  • HJP

    I have declared I am in love with it. I am hoping I can own this car one day.

  • Peter

    I’ve had the v8 for 3 very rewarding years, I cant see myself getting tired of it. The ride, handling, appearance, and appointments are pretty much the same in the 2.2 PL (in fact improved a bit on the first models) at $85K compared with over $130K for the V8, the difference is really just the 0 – 100 time for the occasional happy moment (and with 450Nm, probably the 80 – 110 time is similar anyway) and the engine note. It is amazing value, really, though as Gary mentioned, much moreso in the UK.

  • Trevor

    0-100 time of 8.5 is terrible for car at this price.

    • Briffa

      I think its more about the 0-100 time Trevor, t/d are more about in-gear acceleration. In saying that though, I agree it seems very slow when you consider a Mazda 6 diesel does it in under 8

      • Trevor

        not to mention the likes of Jetta & Mondeo. Look I know we’re talking about a totally different class of vehicle here but imagine rolling up at some lights and getting hosed by a MONDEO???

        • nickdl

          I suppose you could get a fully sik HSV GTS for the same price and roll up at some lights and HOSE the Mondeo. Imagine how jealous the Mondeo driver would be when he sees the back of your HSV off in the distance…

          I don’t think many Jaguar buyers worry about winning a drag race at the lights, especially if their car only uses 5.4L/100km.

    • Phil

      This isn’t a performance car at this price.

      If you were concerned about 0-100 times why would you look at the 2.2 diesel when they have a range of other far more powerful options?

      Also you won’t get hosed by a Mondeo – it’s Diesel has less power and is listed as 8.9 secs 0-100 – and the normal petrol is even slower. Mondeo also uses more fuel.

  • http://www.sa-businessnews.com South Africa Business News

    It looks good, Iv still got an X-Type but when it needs replacing I could well be tempted.

  • http://rodandming@bigpond.com rod salter

    can i get the xf 2.2 with caviar exterior , barley & burr walnut interior

  • chris_xxxx

    A friend’s father has one of these XF’s with the 2.2 litre engine. He used to have an XF with the 2.7 litre V6 and says that there’s little difference in performance. Unless you’re bothered about 0 to 60mph times, the 4 cylinder is the better choice.

    Not sure what the price is in Australia but in the UK it starts at £33,940.00 after all taxes.That is $51,746 in Australian dollars.

Jaguar XF Specs

2.2D LUXURY : 2.2L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 8 SP AUTOMATIC - 4D SEDAN
Car Details
Make
JAGUAR
Model
XF
Variant
2.2D LUXURY
Series
MY12
Year
2011
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
2.2L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO 4
Max. Torque
450Nm @  2000rpm
Max. Power
140kW @  3500rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
80.2W/kg
Bore & Stroke
85x96mm
Compression Ratio
15.8
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
8 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
69
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
5.4L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1745
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1460mm
Length
4966mm
Width
1877mm
Ground Clearance
140mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1850  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.5
Front Rim Size
7.5x17
Rear Rim Size
7.5x17
Front Tyres
235/55 R17
Rear Tyres
235/55 R17
Wheel Base
2909
Front Track
1559
Rear Track
1605
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones, Power front seats
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Mobile Phone Connectivity, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio CD with 8 Speakers
Exterior
Power Mirrors, Xenon Headlights
Interior
Leather Upholstery, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Side Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Security
Central Locking Remote Control
Optional Features
Comfort
Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
19 Inch Alloy Wheels
Driver
Cruise Control Intelligent/Active, Reversing Camera, Voice Recognition System
Entertainment
Premium Sound System, Television
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  16,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
28-H-13
Country of Origin
UNITED KINGDOM