2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged Review

Posted on 31. Mar, 2008 by in Auto News

Last week the American Jaguar sold to the Indians. After losing billions for the English brand, Ford finally unload their perennial loss maker in Tata Motors. Amidst different reports on the Indian conglomerate plans for the brand, is the new XF sedan to roll down the assembly line. We already have the basic model of the car, which is (so far) Tata driven greatest hope for the immediate profit. Now for the Supercharged model rotate. Stateside, the acquisition of the XF Supercharged requires an additional ten grand (and the rest) above as the base car base price. Is it worth it?

Outwardly separates all that the "entry level" in the XF Supercharged variant wheel designs and a boot badge. After Jag Senior Design Manager, this is because "a customer to buy a XF, rather than an XF in a particular trim level." (Say that the F & I guy.) No doubt. Jag missed a trick here The loss of the front grille mesh differentiations identified once the faster (whinier?) Cats can be. The bean counters and Wealth Stealth fighter jockeys, but there is money in them 'thar Body Kits

Anyway, I still think the XF front end is boring, while the profile and rear are actually quite smart indeed.

The XF Supercharged car is built as the base XF, the finest interior in a mass-produced car today. The materials provide the mmm in magnificent, and the fit and finish are fitter than Jill Wagner and more than the Mona Lisa finished. Jag the tinkerers packed in loads of trendy gadgets as default, the touchscreen iPod integration not SYNC voice command. Unlike their German and Japanese competition, Jag has taken great pains to gizmology until summoned ("Jenkins? Be a good man, and bring me my Twisted Sister CD") to hide.

As with the other two not-particularly Jaguar XF trims, there are only two options: a heated steering wheel and active cruise control. I also would not buy it because A) the air conditioning B) of the XF is still a Jag (why try the spirits of Lord Lucas), and C), the Jaguar XF Supercharged what to (as in I) really need: a compressor.

Supercharger? What compressor? Click the XF gimmicky (and still geekily fun) Turn knob into the drive, press the accelerator slightly and rugwards the XF Supercharged seeps into gear and proceeds at an appropriately magisterial pace. The suspension pampers its occupants from the real life hardships with brand loyal grace. The moment the curiosity better about yourself, it is immediately obvious, the XF Supercharged should be as "Jaguar F = ma".

For those who are not familiar with Newtonian physics, the "Ah Jenkins looks mean .. from there, as if we're all dying," It must be said: 420hp is a lot of power. It is enough to push in order to take the 4200 pounds. XF from zero to 60 in five seconds flat Supercharged. Thanks to 413 ft.-lbs. of twist, there is no trouble to speak, not a progressive force structure or loud engine sound. To get the XF Supercharged V8 and smooth six-speed easy on with the business of manufacturing and supply epic thrust, so that makes a mockery of the production. Makes a mockery of the "lesser" engined sedans

In fact, the Jaguar F = ma is the automotive equivalent of a young Roger Moore, arched eyebrows and all. Here we have a well-tailored $ 63k luxury sedan with an apparent penchant for timeless luxury and put brandy sniffing (a la Rolls Royce) with a motor that is always ready and willing to get into a position in a kind of no-taboos fight-to-the-death fight.

There is no disappointment in their handling. You do not feel you are wearing 2.1 tonnes computer controlled weight in the corners. As the basis of the supercharged XF model Ali light is on his toes, wipe with enough curves in neutral posture and asphalt-clawed grip to satisfy all but the most suicidal driver. Again, the XF Supercharged suspension is remarkably un-Germanic in the process, despite the 20-inch wheels.

Too many manufacturers think their higher performance sedans have to imitate track cars, rocking on hard seats, tooth-chipping suspensions, a Cray jammed into the dashboard, carbon fiber, and a bad-ass evil face. The XF Supercharged a different kind of car is completely. It is a first-tier luxury sedan that just happens to have an afterburner in the trunk.

With everything. All-in, the Jaguar XF Supercharged undercut its competitors' prices And it's easier to see in better ride and drive better. Will it be a hit for Jaguar? Nope. As the base XF Supercharged version of the missing, the final measure of visual flair and drama of the brand American supporters demand. Strangely, the automaker has the designers do not roll up. Their sleeves for this, the most sporty Jags Maybe tastefully aggressive mods are on the way.

Meanwhile Jag with the Indian takeover refuel at the stake, the XF Supercharged is intended for light depreciation and car heaven.