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Old 08-19-2007, 09:21 PM
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holy cow that looks hot as hell - can't wait to see the front!
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As much as I love the exterior the interior sucks , seems like they just dug out buttons etc from fords parts bin, it looks too plasticy and boxy , no?
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As much as I love the exterior the interior sucks , seems like they just dug out buttons etc from fords parts bin, it looks too plasticy and boxy , no?


Lincoln *might* have those buttons but I assure you we aren't going to see them on a Taurus.
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Damn, I'm feelin' it so far. The rear is sexy as hell, and I love that profile. Those wheels look awesome. I'm up in the air on the interior; the red start/stop button and the innovative gear selection on the dash obviously makes it to production; is that a touch screen? It'd better be. I think that a 300-330HP version of Ford's new 3.5L Duratec should have been put in as a base engine instead of the 4.2V8, but I guess they feel they're making a statement by offering the V8 as the standard engine.
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Also, I know the burled walnut interior is a Jag tradiditon, but I wish they'd explore other woods to put in their car's since they're on this new era of Jag kick.
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There might be more than one wood choice and the Nav is definitely touch screen....the new XK is touch screen and I think this is the same (or close) unit.
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There might be more than one wood choice and the Nav is definitely touch screen....the new XK is touch screen and I think this is the same (or close) unit.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:13 PM
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If only that base V8 made 30-40 more HP...
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the exterior is the sex! i think it has the potential to destroy every car in the midsize lux segment.

Interior wise... i'm not really feeling the navi placement between the two air vents, i don't know it doesn't look that great to me.

Maybe it'll look way better when more photos come out
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:02 AM
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It all looks great until you get to the front, the headlights don't look remotely as good as the concept.

I'll still wait to better photos show up, but I don't know......




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wtf is with the headlights. Hoprfully it is not as bad as those pics look or maybe with the rest of the lines of the car they will flow.
Is that good english? jeez
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:19 PM
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The headlight design is killing it for me.
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This one has some promise...
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I like it...but, the upcoming coupe so much more!
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what coupe? BTW they destroyed my precious ... Looks like I'm getting a CLS 550
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Originally Posted by ludachrisvt
what coupe? BTW they destroyed my precious ... Looks like I'm getting a CLS 550
This coupe: https://acurazine.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=jaguar
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That's not a coupe. A coupe version of the Concept doesn't exist. The only concept was the C-XF. I think you're looking at the first pic in the link you posted and thought that was a coupe. It's the same concept, but a four door. The Jaguar hid the handle of the rear doors in the C-XF in the chrome landing of the c-pillar. Take a closer look.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:31 PM
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....I meant to mention this previously but I saw the prototype cruising along Easton Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ a couple weeks ago. (It had manufacturer plates and was being tailed by an S Type R also with manufacterer plates.)

It definitely has promise.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:44 PM
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Looks sweet but if the engine is only a v8 in all xfs. Will the price be increased from the current S type?
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:48 AM
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ugh
I like everything a lot - except the headlights... wtf
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i like it. the front resembles a hyundai a bit but it looks good. the interior mimicks the audi A8 which is a good thing.
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This car just might save Jaguar. The exterior is really something else--I don't think it looks like anything else in its segment.

In fact, the smooth profile almost resesmbles the MB CLS...almost.

I am a bit curious about the interior--I'll have to save judgement until I see it in person, but it looks like there has been some sharing from the corporate parts bin. Further, it looks a bit bland.

With all that said, it looks quite good.
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I like everything a lot - except the headlights... wtf
MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY... WTF. The concept's headlamps made the car look aggressive; almost sinister. These will have to grow and me, big time. Damn it, I was hoping this would be my next car. Now I don't know.
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... gotta see this thing in person. These are not the greatest press pics. The spy pics of the car's rear look awesome compared to these.
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i like the front end of the concept much better
just looks more aggressive
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Only the headlights are the problem, the rest of the front looks nice.

The overall design is a little generic looking in production form, the back is very nice.

But the profile has some Lexus GS influence.

I still like the car and hope it does well.
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u're right...it's teh headlights

they look so intimidating on the concept
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Only the headlights are the problem .... the overall design is (good) looking in production form, the back is very nice.

I still like the car and hope it does well.
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Looks really nice and a huge improvement over the S-type.

While I do wish they had kept the front end from the concept I'm thinking it was a bit TOO aggressive. I don't see many 30-yr olds driving Jags these days.
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Originally Posted by charliemike

While I do wish they had kept the front end from the concept I'm thinking it was a bit TOO aggressive. I don't see many 30-yr olds driving Jags these days.

well they arent selling very many cars these days either so aggressive could bring in more customers.
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High-res wallpaper type pictures here: http://www.leftlanenews.com/jaguar-xf.html

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Jaguar is set to showcase its all-new XF sedan at the Frankfurt auto show in Germany next month. A fitting location, since the British automaker is hoping to head-to-head with Mercedes and BMW's best offerings.

Designed as rival to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class, the XF takes a sportier approach — with a lower roofline and more aggressive stance. It comes standard with fender vents and a bulging hood that add to this perception.

Replacing the aging S-Type early next year, the XF is based on the C-XF Concept car, with considerably less dramatic headlights and a tamer exterior. Engineering limitations are said to have made the C-XF's headlights impossible to bring to production in a cost effective manner, but look for cat-like eyes on the next-generation XJ, which Jaguar designers say will be more daring than the XF.

Two engine choices… for now

The XF will be offered wither either 300 horsepower or 420 horsepower — the former from a 4.2 liter V8 and the latter from a supercharged version of that mill. An XF-R is rumored to be arriving a year later with 500 horsepower.

Roughly five inches longer than the old S-Type, the 195-inch XF provides ample room for five adults, despite its coupe-like roof. The XF’s waistline rises to meet the roof rather than the roof coming down to meet the waist — a design trick that improves interior space.

Jaguar says the XF is something of a spiritual successor to the XJ Series 1 — a car that was smaller than today’s XJ. The company hopes the XF will mark a return to what its speciality of the past — sports sedans.

"Cars like the original XJ6 left a lasting legacy and my ambition has been to create something as seminal. The XF is that car," said Design Director Ian Callum.

Trim levels

Three trim levels will be offered in the U.S. market: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Supercharged levels. The first cars will be delivered to customers in March 2008. The XF will be marketed as a 2009 model.

Jaguar says the regular V8 version will sprint to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, while the supercharged model — with the same engine as the current XKR — takes just 5.1 seconds.

For the U.S., the XF is available with 18, 19 or 20-inch wheels; the Supercharged being the only car in its class to have 20-inch wheels as standard.

JaguarDrive Selector and Jaguar Sequential Shift

One unique feature that made its way from the concept to the production XF is the JaguarDrive Selector. It features a rotary shift interface unlike anything else currently on showroom floors. The device rises into the palm of the hand when the car is turned on, and can be rotated to select park, reverse, neutral, drive, and sequential mode.

Jaguar Sequential Shift works on a shift-by-wire system that replaces manual shift linkages with electronic commands. It gives the XF smooth and rapid gear changes — faster than the XK's transmission.

There is also the choice of multiple transmission modes via JaguarDrive Control, which matches throttle progression, DSC thresholds and shift strategy to mood and conditions, including Sport and Winter modes.

Suspension, steering, and brakes

The XF uses large 12.83 in. x 0.79 in. (326mm x 20mm) vented front discs on all naturally aspirated models and 13.97 in. x 1.26 in. (355m x 32mm) vented front discs on the Supercharged model.

An extremely stiff pedal box contributes to a particularly solid pedal feel, and the brake assistance is tuned to give a very progressive feel, while softening the initial response.

The XF uses Jaguar’s Electric Parking Brake, with a small chromed release in the center console.

Variable ratio power-assisted steering is standard on every version of XF, for reduced parking effort at low speeds and greater precision and feedback at higher speeds

The supercharged version uses Jaguar’s Computer Adaptive Technology Suspension (CATSTM). Shared with the XK, it uses electronically controlled, two-stage, adaptive dampers whose characteristics are automatically adjusted within milliseconds in response to road conditions and driving inputs.

Standard and optional technology

All XFs come standard with "surprise and delight" air-conditioning vents, which present a flush dashboard surface until the ignition is switched on, at which point they rotate to the open position. Another new technology — JaguarSense — introduces touch-actvated interior lights and glovebox release.

Every level of the audio system features at least eight speakers plus subwoofer, with a premium system designed in association with highly respected audio specialists Bowers & Wilkins available on range topping models. Radio options now include Sirius Satellite Radio, while the XF technology count includes Bluetooth communications technology, plus standard iPod and MP3 player connectivity with full-function control through the touch-screen, and an auxiliary port for other portable audio devices.

Standard features include Automatic Speed Limiter, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Parking Brake and more.

Other available features include JaguarVoice control to operate audio and telephone functions, Blind Spot Monitor, Front and Rear Parking Aids and Rear Camera Parking Aid, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
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that interior is sad...it looks straight out of a lincoln product....and the headlights look terrible....did they really think they could afford 2 put anything less than an avanygarde interior....
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Its just not the same car anymore. I doubt that this car will have an impact in the segment while the concept looked like it could actually turn Jaguar around.
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wonder why they don't keep the bulgy fenders on the concept....they took them away on the G37 as well
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Looks awesome, tail lights are very aston-like

headlights look a little too vw for me
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