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Jaguar's XF gets a heart-transplant with new V8 petrol and diesel engines

17 Jun 2009

JAGUAR revamped its mid-size XF range just one year after launching the all-new model in Australia, but not because there was anything all that wrong with the car. It’s just a matter of timing with producing a new generation of diesel (3.0-litre V6) and petrol (5.0-litre V8) engines. There are no other major changes to the car, but both new engines are a huge step ahead of the previous units, providing much better performance while delivering slightly better fuel consumption and emissions levels. But the new engines also bring a big increase in price.

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Model release date: 1 June 2009 to 1 January 2016

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2008 Jaguar XF

Released: May 2008
Ended: June 2009
Family Tree: XF

THE long-awaited Jaguar XF range was introduced in May 2008, putting to pasture the S-Type, which already looked dated when it was introduced, after nine years. The XF was styled by the talented Ian Callum, a lifelong Jaguarphile who was also responsible for the latest Aston Martins but who, remarkably, had never previously designed a four-door sedan. Mind you, the XF looks more like a coupe than a sedan, but still provided plenty of comfort for four adults. Four models were presented at launch – a 3.0-litre petrol V6, a 2.7-litre twin-turbocharged diesel, a 4.2-litre normally-aspirated V8 and a supercharged SV8.

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