Thousands of pounds of XF enhancements now standard, as Jaguar launches XF R-Sport Black. The clearest sign yet that the XF is soon to be replaced comes as Jaguar adds a host of enhanced trim packages and the addition of a brand new derivative – the R-Sport Black.
Featuring a comprehensive list of specification enhancements, including 20in Black Kalimnos alloy wheels and a 770w Meridian surround sound system, the R-Sport Black offers an additional £8,770 worth of value over standard R-Sport models for just a £2,100 increase to its on-the-road price.
Jaguar Land Rover managing director Jeremy Hicks said, “The XF combines style, luxury, comfort and the kind of sporty drive that only Jaguars deliver. That’s why it has always been popular with customers – and, thanks to the addition of R-Sport Black and our 2015 range enhancements, it now offers even better value for money.”
All models in the XF saloon and Sportbrake range now come with the winter comfort pack and parking pack as standard. That means all models get heated seats and windscreen, plus front parking sensors and a rear camera. In addition, higher specification Portfolio, Diesel S Portfolio, XFR and XFR-S variants now all benefit from blind-spot monitor as standard, while most models in the range gain upgraded alloy wheels.
To streamline the range, SE, SE Business and Premium Luxury trim levels have been discontinued, as have the 3.0-litre V6 petrol and 240PS 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel engines. As a result, the range now starts with the generously specified Luxury trim.
LUXURY: As well as the winter comfort pack and parking pack as standard, all Luxury models now come with gloss dark oak veneer. 200PS models 17in Ursa alloys are upgraded to 18in Manra wheels – although cars with the 163PS engine retain the smaller wheels to keep C02 emissions to 129g/km. The extra equipment represents an additional £1,870 worth of value, with a small on-the- road price increase of £600 on 200PS models, and £500 on 163PS variants.
R-SPORT: All R-Sport models now come with the winter comfort pack, parking pack and the 380w Meridian audio system as standard. All versions also now come with the gloss dark oak veneer. 200PS models wear 19in Grey Aquila wheels instead of the 18in Lyra alloys. In total, R-Sport variants now benefit from £2,460 worth of extra value for an on-the-road price increase of £800 on the 200PS models, and £700 on 163PS cars.
NEW R-SPORT BLACK: Available exclusively with the 2.2-litre turbocharged 200PS diesel engine, the new R-Sport Black derivative features a range of equipment and aesthetic enhancements as standard. These include 20in Black Kalimnos alloy wheels, black pack, 770w Meridian surround sound system, full bond- grain leather upholstery and 18-way Sports seats with memory function. There is a choice of five no-cost paint colours: Kyanite Blue, Italian Racing Red, Glacier White, Ultimate Black and Stratus Grey, although the Kyanite Blue option is limited to just 100 units. In total, these models benefit from £8,770 worth of added upgrades over R-Sport models for a price premium of just £2,100.
PORTFOLIO: The price for luxurious Portfolio spec cars has been reduced by £3,500. Despite this, it now benefits from the addition of the parking pack, blind-spot monitor and 19in Artura wheels as standard equipment, while 20in Hydra and Silver Draco alloys have been added to the options list. Suedecloth headliner and metallic paint are no longer standard, plus Portfolio models now come with the 380w Meridian system.
DIESEL S PORTFOLIO: Diesel S Portfolio models retain Suedecloth headliner, metallic paint and the 770w Meridian surround sound system, but now also benefit from the full parking aid pack and blind-spot monitor as standard equipment. That’s an additional £960 worth of value with no on-the-road price increase.
XFR: The ferocious XFR gets a host of new spec as standard, including stainless steel pedals, speed pack, rear-view camera, blind-spot monitor and red brake calipers. The extra equipment represents £3,760 worth of added value with no on-the-road price increase.
XFR-S: The range-topping XFR-S now comes with rear-view camera and blind-spot monitor as standard. The on-the-road price hasn’t increased, but the extra equipment is worth £860.