JAGUAR

JAGUAR XF DIESEL SALOON 3.0d V6 S 4dr Auto

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph6.4s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2169 g/km

The original XF model revolutionised Jaguar and this second generation version has given the brand another useful step forward in the full-sized Executive segment. Most buyers will be opting for this car in volume 2.0-litre diesel form, but a few customers may find themselves able to stretch up to the top of the range to the sporty 'S'-specified 3.0-litre TDV6 version we feature here. After all, rest to 62mph in around 6 seconds and over 50mpg is a tempting combination....

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Jaguar's top of the line 3.0-litre diesel XF combines elegant design, withdecent fuel economy and blistering performance. The experts at Car & Driving take a look.

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The original XF model revolutionised Jaguar and this second generation version has given the brand another useful step forward in the full-sized Executive segment. Most buyers will be opting for this car in volume 2.0-litre diesel form, but a few customers may find themselves able to stretch up to the top of the range to the sporty 'S'-specified 3.0-litre TDV6 version we feature here. After all, rest to 62mph in around 6 seconds and over 50mpg is a tempting combination....

Background

Jaguar's second generation XF has laid down an even stronger challenge to the German establishment in the Executive segment than its predecessor did. Cars like BMW's 5 Series and Audi's A6 now struggle to match this British contender in areas like ride and handling and perceived interior luxury. Arguably the major step forward with this MK2 model is the increase in rear seat space but another key plus is the improvement in cabin technology, a huge amount of which is included within the standard spec of the variant we're looking at here, the flagship 3.0 TDV6 S. Here, there's nearly 300bhp beneath the bonnet and lots of equipment as Jaguar seeks to justify a £50,000 pricetag.

Driving Experience

A key to this top XF's appeal lies in the way it performs. The powerful V6 Diesel sits in an aluminium body that is 190kg lighter than the older model. The powerplant delivers 296bhp to the rear wheels, pushing the XF from zero to 62mph in just 6.2 seconds. The 700Nm torque figure hurls you forward for effortless overtaking too. Top speed is limited to 155mph, which matches all of Jag's main German rivals in this sector. It's the handling that might surprise you most though. Think BMW's 5 Series is unrivalled in this regard in this class? Well try one of these, then decide. The electronic power assisted steering is brilliantly fine-tuned in the way it responds to inputs from the driver. And through the bends, a torque vectoring system helps hone the precise cornering. Driver-assistance systems keep an eye on the road position, recognising when the XF is unintentionally drifting over lanes. Subtle steering inputs can be applied autonomously to correct for this, and a message reminding weary drivers to take a break is displayed if the car senses fatigue setting in.

Design and Build

In second generation guise, the XF's design has evolved slightly, becoming visually more akin to the smaller XE saloon - though more menacing headlights and a 'double dip' in the tail lamps aesthetically set it apart from its stablemate. The overall profile still has a rakish look but small detail changes to the lights and the shape of the nose and boot improve the business-like look of the car. Among its most obvious rivals, the Mercedes E-class, the Audi A6 and the BMW 5-Series, the XF looks the sportiest option in the Executive sector. There's a choice of saloon or Sportbrake bodystyles. Inside, the rising circular gear selector remains: so do the cartwheeling airvents, though they've been reduced in number and thrown to the edges of the cabin, with the centre of the fascia now freed up for the 8-inch 'InControl Touch' infotainment system. This set-up's certainly a vast improvement on the low-tech display of the previous model in both form and function, but we are a little surprised that Jaguar has chosen not to provide the kind of 'i-Drive'-style rotary infotainment controller that direct Executive segment rivals offer, Rear seat space is markedly improved on that provided by the original XF, while boot capacity matches the class standard at 540-litres.

Market and Model

Jaguar has chosen only to offer its V6 diesel in top 'S' guise with a £50,000 pricetag, so there's quite a price jump to reach this model if you're graduating up from one of the four cylinder 2.0-litre diesel XF variants. Still, this 3.0 TDV6 S does come with plenty of equipment. Key 'S' features include 19-inch alloy wheels, a bodykit, a 380-watt Meridian Sound System and 10-way adjustable leather seats. Cutting-edge stuff includes a laser Head-Up Display, projecting key information in colour into the driver's line of sight. An 'Intelligent Speed Limiter' adjusts the maximum speed of the car as it passes speed limit signs. 'Park Assist' seeks out spaces and steers you into them. Then there's the 'InControl Apps' set-up that integrates smartphones with the infotainment system, allowing compatible apps on your phone to be accessed via the touch-screen in the centre console. The system allows users to access information such as fuel levels, security status and mileage remotely, which may be handy for company car users. The optional upgrade allows you to interact with the XF's controls from your phone.

Cost of Ownership

The smaller engines are among the cleanest and most fuel efficient in the sector, but even the V6 Diesel returns 51.4mpg - nearly as good as its direct BMW 535d rival. The lightweight aluminium intensive body has made a huge difference to the fuel economy of Jaguar cars, making them highly competitive. The CO2 emissions are 144g/km; that's much higher than the 2.0-litre diesel models deliver of course, but still reasonable for a big V6 powered executive saloon. For private owners, this will work out at £145 to the tax-man, and company car users will be paying a 26% Benefit in Kind rate. The XF has always been a desirable car. The sales figures reinforce that, as it almost single handedly saved the Coventry marque from extinction. So this vastly improved version should retain its value very well. Jaguar's reputation for reliability is so much better than it once was, so people are less wary about buying a used model. It is a high powered prestige car so the XF 3.0 TDV6 S will be in insurance group 38E. To put that into context, the 2.0-litre diesel models will be in insurance groups 25E to 29E.

Summary

The 3.0 TDV6 diesel version of Jaguar's XF will be a rare sight on our roads but for a select few boardroom level buyers, it'll be exactly what they're looking for. Efficiency matches BMW's class-leading standards and the ride and handling combination on offer here arguably out-classes the Munich maker's rival 535d model. In the leather-lined cabin, many will think the sense of occasion surpasses that of a Mercedes E350d, while the level of technology on offer is now superior to a rival Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI. In other words, it looks like Jaguar's done its homework here. Do yours and you could well be tempted.

  • Heated rear window
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Heat insulated glass
  • Blue tinted glass
  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch/auto up/down
  • Heated front windscreen
  • Acoustic windscreen

  • Torque vectoring brake
  • Red coloured brake calipers
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Anti-lock Brake System + Emergency Brake Assist
  • Hill start assist
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Brake pad warning light
  • Traction control
  • 350mm front brakes

  • Premium carpet mats

  • Configurable dynamics
  • Adaptive dynamics

  • InControl remote premium
  • Android Auto
  • Apple car play
  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity

  • Lane departure warning system
  • Electric power steering
  • Rear parking aid
  • Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter

  • Pro services and wifi hotspot
  • Analogue dials with 7" central TFT display
  • Service interval indicator
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Trip computer
  • Jaguar Voice front

  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Frameless auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Auto dimming eletrochromatic rear view mirror

  • Dark satin grey side cheeks
  • Dark hex aluminium instrument panel finisher

  • DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • InControl app
  • InControl Wi-fi
  • InControl protect
  • USB and auxiliary socket

  • 'S' Body kit
  • Gloss Black Extended Side Sills
  • S badge front and rear
  • S front bumper
  • Tailgate/boot lid spoiler
  • S rear bumper with gloss black valance

  • LED tail lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Headlight power wash

  • 2nd row air vents

  • Jaguar sense
  • JaguarDrive selector
  • Front centre console storage box
  • Rear storage compartment
  • Bright metal foot pedals
  • Front armrest
  • Twin front cupholders
  • 12V accessory sockets - front and rear
  • Overhead console with sunglasses holder
  • Tie down hooks in luggage area
  • Auxilliary 12V power socket
  • Rear armrest with twin cupholders
  • Luxtec wrapped instrument panel topper
  • S branded multi function steering wheel
  • Satin chrome trunk finish
  • S branded soft grain leather steering wheel
  • Chrome seat switches

  • Pedestrian contact sensing
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Front/rear seatbelt pre-tensioners
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Power child locks
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Side airbags
  • Anti-whiplash front headrests
  • Autonomous emergency braking

  • 4 way electric lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • 3 rear seat head restraints
  • Sports seats
  • Isofix child seat preparation

  • Perimeter alarm
  • Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking
  • Keyless Start
  • Drive away door locking
  • Keyless entry system

  • Trailer stability assist

  • 8 speed automatic transmission

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

  • CO2 (g/km): 157
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 175
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 182
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 169

  • Cylinders: 6
  • Cylinder Layout: V6
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Camshaft: QUAD CAM
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Compression Ratio: 16.1:1
  • Transmission: AUTO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 84
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 90
  • CC: 2993

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 42.8
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 58.9
  • EC Combined (mpg): 46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 30.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 29.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 42.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 40.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 51
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 48
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 44.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 41.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 43.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 40.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 9.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 9.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 6.9

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 42E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 16000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 92
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 84
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 80
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 83
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 300
  • Badge Engine CC: 3.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Coin Series: S
  • Coin Description: d V6
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999

  • Engine Power - KW: 221
  • Engine Power - RPM: 4000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 516
  • Engine Torque - NM: 700
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1500
  • Engine Power - BHP: 300
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 6.4
  • Top Speed: 155
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 71.4

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Tyre Size Front: 245/40 R19
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: STYLE 7012
  • Tyre Size Rear: 245/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY

  • Width (including mirrors): 2088
  • Height: 1457
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4954
  • Width: 1880
  • Wheelbase: 2960

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1803
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2390
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 66
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 540
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Max. Loading Weight: 587
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.6

  • Privacy glass: £500
  • Solar attenuating windscreen: £465

  • InControl secure Tracker: £400

  • Blind spot assist with reverse traffic detection: £770
  • 360 degree surround camera: £1,010
  • 360 Parking aid sensors: £535
  • Lane keep assist with driver condition monitor: £490
  • Forward facing stereoscopic camera: Included
  • Reverse traffic detection with blind spot monitor and closing vehicle sensor: £535
  • Park assist - Parallel, perpendicular and parking exit: £480
  • Adaptive cruise control + queue assist: £1,490
  • Cruise control + speed limiter: Included
  • Rear view camera: Included
  • Front Parking Aid: Included

  • Garage door opener: £215
  • Powered gesture tailgate/boot lid: £700
  • Power tailgate/boot lid: £460

  • 10" touch screen pro: Included
  • 10" Dual view touchscreen pro with whitefire headphones: £625
  • Interactive driver display digital instrument panel: £510
  • InControl touch pro satellite navigation system: Included
  • Instrument cluster with 5 TFT display: Included
  • Head up Display: £0

  • Power fold, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with approach lights: Included
  • Auto dimming, power folding, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights: £0

  • Gloss black trim finisher: £325
  • Gloss black tailgate/boot lid finisher: £0
  • Carbon fibre trim: £950
  • Satin Rosewood veneer: £325
  • Satin ash burr veneer: £325
  • Satin grey figured ebony veneer: Included
  • Gloss Burr Walnut veneer: £325
  • Gloss Figured Ebony veneer: £325
  • Satin fine line wood veneer trim: £325

  • CD/DVD player: £150
  • Digital TV: £910
  • Meridian 380W sound system with 11 speakers: Included
  • Meridian 825W surround sound system: £200

  • Illuminated metal tread plates with Jaguar script: Included
  • Gloss black side vents: £0
  • Sliding panoramic roof with powered sunblind: £1,345
  • Satin chrome tailgate/boot lid finisher: Included
  • Metal tread plates with S branding: £0
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Metallic paint: £740
  • Chrome window side surrounds: £0
  • Gloss black side window surrounds: Included
  • Gloss black grille with gloss black surround: £0
  • Premium metallic paint: £950
  • Gloss black grille with satin chrome surround: £0
  • Grained black grille with satin chrome surround: Included
  • Satin chrome side power vents: Included

  • LED daytime running lights: Included
  • Adaptive LED Headlights with signature DRL: £610
  • Xenon headlamps With LED signature: Included

  • Parking heater with remote control: £1,065
  • 4 zone climate control: £630
  • Dual zone climate control: Included
  • Air quality sensor: £60

  • Lockable cooled glovebox: £60
  • Manual rear side blinds: £195
  • Electric adjustable steering column: £325
  • Lockable glovebox: Included
  • Heated steering wheel: £200
  • Electric rear window sunblinds: £300
  • Morzine headlining - Ebony: £0
  • Perforated grained leather upholstery with contrast stitching: Included
  • Grained leather/suede cloth upholstery: £0
  • Additional power sockets: £85
  • Morzine headlining - Light oyster: £0
  • Suedecloth headlining - Light Oyster: £0
  • Suedecloth headlining - Ebony: Included

  • Configurable Ambient interior lighting: £325
  • Ambient interior lighting: Included

  • Smoker's pack: £40
  • Rear comfort pack - XF: £1,120
  • Head up display pack - XF: £1,295
  • Black exterior pack - XF: £715
  • Active Safety pack with adaptive cruise control - XF: £2,345
  • InControl touch pro navigation pack with Meridian surround sound system - XF: £1,015
  • Driver and passenger memory pack with power folding mirrors - XF: £980
  • Driver memory pack with power folding mirrors - XF S/Sport/Portfolio: £750
  • Advanced parking assist pack with surround camera - XF: £1,725

  • Metallic - Eiger grey: £740
  • Metallic - Firenze red: £740
  • Metallic - Indus silver: £740
  • Metallic - Rossello red: £740
  • Metallic - Yulong white: £740
  • Metallic - Caesium blue: £740
  • Metallic - Santorini black: £740
  • Metallic - Portofino blue: £740

  • Solid - Fuji white: £0
  • Solid - Narvik black: £0

  • Premium metallic - Carpathian grey: £950
  • Premium metallic - Silicon silver: £950

  • 18 way electric front sport seats: £0
  • 10 way electric front seats: Included
  • Heated front and rear seats: £450
  • Heated front seats: Included
  • Driver and passenger seat memory: £0
  • Driver seat memory function: £0
  • Heated and cooled front seats with heated rear seats: £730
  • Heated and cooled front seats: £550

  • Soft door close: £515

  • Detachable towbar with alloy space saver spare wheel: £720
  • Electrically deployable towbar with alloy space saver spare wheel: £1,040

  • Perforated grained leather - Brogue, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine light oyster headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Brogue, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine ebony headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Brogue, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth light oyster headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Brogue, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth ebony headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine light oyster headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine ebony headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth light oyster headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth ebony headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony/Light Oyster, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine light oyster headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony/Light Oyster, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine ebony headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony/Light Oyster, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth light oyster headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony/Light Oyster, Light oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth ebony headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony/Pimento, Pimento stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine light oyster headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony/Pimento, Pimento stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine ebony headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony/Pimento, Pimento stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth light oyster headlining: £0
  • Perforated grained leather - Ebony/Pimento, Pimento stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth ebony headlining: £0

  • Grained leather/suede cloth - Ebony, Light Oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine light oyster headlining: £0
  • Grained leather/suede cloth - Ebony, Light Oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Morzine ebony headlining: £0
  • Grained leather/suede cloth - Ebony, Light Oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth light oyster headlining: £0
  • Grained leather/suede cloth - Ebony, Light Oyster stitching, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth ebony headlining: £0
  • Grained leather/suede cloth - Ebony/Pimento red, Ebony colourway, Morzine light oyster headlining: £0
  • Grained leather/suede cloth - Ebony/Pimento red, Ebony colourway, Morzine ebony headlining: £0
  • Grained leather/suede cloth - Ebony/Pimento red, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth light oyster headlining: £0
  • Grained leather/suede cloth - Ebony/Pimento red, Ebony colourway, Suedecloth ebony headlining: £0

  • 19" 7 spoke gloss sparkle silver alloy wheel with code 029WO - style 7012: £440
  • 19" 10 spoke gloss sparkle silver alloy wheel - style 1018: £440
  • 19" 7 split spoke gloss sparkle silver alloy wheels - style 7012: Included
  • 20" 5 split spoke gloss sparkle silver alloy wheels - style 5071: £880
  • 20" 5 split spoke gloss dark grey with contrast diamond turned alloy wheels - style 5036: £1,320
  • 19" 5 spoke gloss black finish alloy wheels - style 5035: £880
  • 19" 5 spoke dark gloss grey diamond turned alloy wheels - style 5035: £880
  • 19" 7 split spoke gloss black with contrast diamond turned finish alloy wheels - style 7013: £880
  • 20" 5 split spoke gloss black alloy wheels - style 5031: £1,320
  • 20" 9 split spoke alloy wheels - style 9004: £880
  • 20" 9 split spoke gloss black with contrast diamond turned alloy wheels - style 9004: £1,320
  • 20" 5 split spoke gloss dark grey with contrast diamond turned alloy wheels - style 5031: £1,320

  • Tyre repair kit: Included
  • Reduced section alloy space saver spare wheel: £185

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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