Driving Dynamics

Responsive, powerful, exhilarating, XF Sportbrake’s strong rigid body architecture provides exceptional driving experience with taut, responsive steering that will satisfy the most demanding driver.

  • INTELLIGENT STOP/START TECHNOLOGY: LESS IDLING, MORE ECONOMY

    Jaguar is dedicated to lowering emissions without compromising performance. XF Sportbrake 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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  • JAGUAR SEQUENTIAL SHIFT™: CHANGE AND ENGAGE

    XF Sportbrake’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

    The 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 Sportbrake 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. (Not available on the 2.2 i4 Td 163/200)
    Winter Mode is designed to automatically dampen acceleration to achieve a more gradual traction on ice, so tyre grip is increased and skid risk reduced.

  • DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DCS): STAY IN CONTROL

    Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) maximises XF Sportbrake’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.

  • SERVOTRONIC STEERING

    XF Sportbrake’s variable-ratio power-assisted Servotronic steering makes it easier to park and manoeuvre while giving more accurate control at higher speeds.

  • ADAPTIVE DYNAMICS: DESIGNING THE PERFECT RIDE

    Jaguar's optional Adaptive Dynamics system is designed to sharpen and hone the already impressive handling agility of the XF Sportbrake. 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.

  • AIR SUSPENSION: GLIDING IN LUXURY

    XF Sportbrake features self-levelling rear air suspension. More responsive and versatile than conventional suspension, it is self-levelling so XF Sportbrake’s ride height remains constant however great the weight in its loadspace. Air suspension allows the use of passive dampers or, when specified as an option, Adaptive Dynamics’ active dampers.

  • CRUISE CONTROL WITH AUTOMATIC SPEED LIMITER (ASL)

    Working in tandem with Cruise Control, an Automatic Speed Limiter (ASL) allows the driver to select a maximum speed that should not be exceeded.

  • ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC): STRESSFREE DRIVING

    When the optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is on, a radar in the front bumper monitors the vehicle in front and, if it slows, the system automatically slows XF Sportbrake to maintain a constant distance. Once the road clears it will take the car back up to the pre-set speed. The radar also operates the Forward Alert, giving the driver an audible warning if traffic ahead slows quickly or another vehicle moves into the same lane.

  • Jaguar Drive Selector

    ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE: QUICK RELEASE

    XF Sportbrake’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.

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