2011 Jaguar XF
|5 liter V8||
|natural & supercharged||
|385, 424 & 461 lb-ft|
|385, 470 & 510 hp||
|77, 94 & 102 hp per liter||
|5.5, 4.9 & 4.7 seconds||
(from Jaguar Press
Release) Jaguar XF Base Model Gains New 385-HP V8 for 2011.
Numerous Refinements Added to All XF Models
The Jaguar XF sport sedan enters its third model year with a major powertrain change; for 2011, the 5.0-liter AJ-V8 Gen III direct-injection engine, already standard on the XF Premium model, replaces the previous 4.2-liter V8 in the XF base model. As a result, the entry Jaguar now offers 385 hp and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, substantial increases over the 300 hp and 310 lb.-ft. for the 2010 4.2-liter model, and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The 2011 Jaguar XF is the only car in its segment to offer an all-V8 engine lineup.
New for 2011, all Jaguar models come standard with Jaguar Platinum Coverage, which includes for 5 years or 50,000 miles (which ever comes first) complimentary scheduled maintenance, no-cost replacement of basic wear and tear items including: brake pads and discs, oil and brake fluid changes and wiper blade inserts, 5 year/50,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty and 24/7 roadside assistance.
The AJ-V8 Gen III brings with it additional benefits to the base model with the inclusion of JaguarDrive™ Dynamic Mode and a service interval extended to 15,000 miles or one year versus 10,000 miles or one year for the previous engine. Dynamic Mode modifies the throttle, stability and transmission parameters (also Adaptive Dynamics on XF Supercharged and XFR) for a sportier driving experience. Front brake rotors are 0.15-inch (29mm) larger on the 2011 base XF, matching the XF Premium.
The 2011 Jaguar XF gains additional refinements for 2011:
The Jaguar XF base model
includes as standard a navigation system with voice guidance,
Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling, and Satellite
Radio. The XF Premium increases the luxury quotient with standard
active ventilated heated and cooled front seats, Jaguar Smart Key
System™ with keyless entry; soft grain leather seating surfaces and
soft grain stitched and tailored instrument panel and door top
rolls; Blind Spot Monitor; Front Parking Aid, and Rear Camera
Parking aid with guidance lines on display.
The XF Premium can be augmented with the Portfolio Package, which is subtly distinguished by its 20-inch Senta alloy wheels and Figured Ebony veneer interior trim. Additional standard luxury expands to include a heated steering wheel; electric rear window sunblind; 16-way driver and 12-way front passenger active ventilated heated and cooled front seats, and a Jaguar Suedecloth premium headlining. The door top-rolls and instrument panel are trimmed with contrast color twin-needle stitching, and premium carpet mats feature contrast edge binding and embroidered Jaguar wordmark.
XF Supercharged and XFR
The Jaguar XF
Supercharged and XFR are powered by a 5.0-liter direct-injection
supercharged V8 engine that delivers 470 hp and 424 lb/ft of torque
and can accelerate the car from zero to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds;
the XFR delivers 510 hp and 461 lb.-ft. of torque and can go from
rest to 60 in just 4.7 seconds. A twin vortex system (TVS)
supercharger and twin water-cooled intercoolers are efficiently
packaged in the engine’s V.
The XF Supercharged and XFR models share key chassis technologies for optimum handling performance: Adaptive Dynamics and Active Differential Control. The Adaptive Dynamics active damping system optimizes both handling agility and ride comfort. The system monitors body movement 100 times per second and wheel position 500 times a second and automatically increases the damping rate as the suspension approaches the limits of its travel. Adaptive Dynamics also controls wheel hop on uneven roads by rapidly varying the damping to move any wheel out of a natural bouncing frequency, benefiting ride comfort, handling and tire grip.
Active Differential Control optimizes available traction at each rear wheel, improving acceleration on low-grip surfaces while enhancing cornering ability. The clutch-type differential is operated by an internal electric motor and ball-and-ramp mechanism and transmits torque to the wheel with the most traction. This differs fundamentally from conventional traction control, which uses the brakes to counteract slip after it has occurred. The XF Supercharged and XFR also share the same upgraded brakes and silver-gray calipers.
The XF Supercharged and XFR are equipped with the amenities found in the XF Portfolio, plus the 440-watt Bowers & Wilkins Premium Audio Package and HD radio. Externally, the XF Supercharged stand apart with standard 20-inch Selena-style alloy wheels, quad polished exhaust tailpipes, a color-keyed lower rear valance, and a “Supercharged” trunk lid badge.
The 2011 Jaguar XFR is quickly recognizable with unique 20-inch Nevis-style alloy wheels; distinct front end design with a black mesh grille (new for 2011); chrome air intakes; "Supercharged" hood louvers; four polished exhaust tailpipes; an aerodynamically functional rear spoiler and side sills, and discreet "R" badge. A special acoustic filter at the rear of the engine, tuned to “tenor C”, feeds intake sound to the cabin under hard acceleration. The XFR exclusively offers performance-focused settings for the Dynamic Stability Control, allowing the experienced driver to extract more cornering performance.
The XFR features unique interior appointments, including an aluminum dashboard, satin or gloss wood veneers and twin-needle stitching on the instrument panel and doors. The XFR's multi-adjustable sports seats have power adjustable bolsters, leather map pockets and an embossed “R” logo on the seat surfaces. The lower steering wheel spoke is also leather trimmed, with an R logo.
All Jaguar XF models employ an electronically controlled, fully adaptive six-speed automatic transmission with the unique cast alloy JaguarDrive Selector™ as well as the Jaguar Sequential Shift™ function operated by steering-wheel paddles. The illuminated stop/start button pulsates like a heartbeat until pressed, and as part of the XF’s “handshake” sequence, the JaguarDrive Selector rises from the center console, and the rotating dash vents silently open. When the engine is stopped, the JaguarDrive Selector lowers automatically. The transmission is designed to be maintenance-free with “filled-for-life” fluid.
Leading Edge Technology
touch-sensitive operation for the overhead light, and soft, Phosphor
Blue interior mood lighting provides halo illumination around
certain switches. Standard on the XF Supercharged and XFR and
optional on others, the Bowers & Wilkins 440-watt Premium Audio
Package with Dolby® ProLogic® II surround sound and 14 speakers
includes a hidden sub-woofer. The standard Portable Audio Interface
allows simple, direct connection of iPods® and MP3 players with full
control via the touch-screen or steering wheel-mounted controls.
The optional radar-based Blind Spot Monitor warns the driver when there is another vehicle nearby in a different lane. The optional Rear Camera Parking Aid provides a clear view of the area behind the car on the color touch screen when reversing; the touch-screen provides on-screen guidance lines that move according to steering wheel angle to indicate the area into which the car will reverse.
All XF models offer Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) as an option. Advanced Emergency Brake Assist uses the ACC radar to calculate both the distance from vehicles ahead and the speed of approach to those vehicles and pre-charges brake-line pressure. This can minimize impact speed if a collision is predicted, as well as give an audible warning to the driver.
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