XF’s strong, rigid body architecture provides an exceptional driving experience with taut, responsive steering that will satisfy even the most demanding driver. Adaptive Dynamics allows high performance suspension control while XF’s Active Differential perfectly balances comfort and road-holding for impeccable high-speed handling.
JAGUAR SEQUENTIAL SHIFT™
XF’s 8-speed electronic automatic transmission constantly adapts to suit driving style for almost imperceptible, faster, smoother gear shifts with the ability to multi-downshift, avoiding any loss of power between changes. It allows manual gear shift control using one-touch paddles mounted behind the steering wheel for the instant power needs that manoeuvres like overtaking can demand.
JAGUARDRIVE SELECTOR™: CHOOSE YOUR DRIVE
XF’s automatic transmission is controlled by the precision engineered, chrome, rotary JaguarDrive Selector™, which rises into your hand as the “start” button is pressed. It also offers an enhanced performance Sport Mode, exploiting the full power of the XF engine holding on to gears for longer, ready to kick in faster.
JaguarDrive Control™ offers two further modes to suit your driving preferences or the prevailing conditions.
Dynamic Mode instantly recalibrates engine responsiveness to deliver even sharper acceleration for a thrilling, sporting experience.
Winter Mode automatically dampens acceleration to achieve a more gradual traction on ice, so tyre grip is increased and skid risk reduced.
The electronic Active Differential on the XFR and the XFR-S is designed to detect any slipping and vary the power supplied to each wheel to help keep the car as stable as possible.
XF’s variable-ratio power-assisted Servotronic steering makes it easier to park and manoeuvre while allowing more accurate control at higher speeds.
ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE: QUICK RELEASE
XF’s braking system works with the JaguarDrive Selector™ to release the parking brake as the car drives away. The driver can also choose to operate the parking brake manually.
INTELLIGENT STOP/START TECHNOLOGY: LESS IDLING, MORE ECONOMY
Jaguar is dedicated to lowering emissions without compromising performance. XF features Intelligent Stop/Start technology which reduces CO2 emissions produced while idling in traffic. The system detects when the engine is not needed and cuts it off. As soon as the brake pedal is released the engine bursts into life, fully operational, before the driver's foot reaches the accelerator. As well as reducing emissions, the system can deliver 5–7 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, depending on conditions.
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DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) maximises XF’s stability when it detects the wheels slipping. A ‘Trac DSC’ setting can be selected to allow some slipping and overspin before the system intervenes – not only permitting a sportier drive but also essential if driving with snow chains.
ADAPTIVE DYNAMICS: DESIGNING THE PERFECT RIDE
Jaguar's optional Adaptive Dynamics system is designed to sharpen and hone the already impressive handling agility of XF. Adaptive Dynamics deliver a superb balance between a comfortable, luxury car ride and hard-edged sports car handling. The system continuously monitors XF’s speed, steering and body movements, analysing the suspension response and varying the damping to suit conditions, whether cornering, navigating uneven surfaces or accelerating on an open road. The system calculates the appropriate suspension response 500 times every second keeping the vehicle flat, stable and secure.
Not available with 2.0 i4 Ti 240, 17" or 18" wheels