The Jaguar XF is a luxurious and powerful mid-size sedan that’s also the least expensive way to get into a Jag. It competes with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, and the BMW 5-Series.
As a Concept C-XF, first shown at the 2007 Detroit auto show, the Jaguar XF broke from Jaguar heritage with clean, modern lines and a reinvented cabin with glitzy touches of chrome and aluminum–and a rotary shift dial replacing the J-gate shifter found in classic Jaguars. Most of the details made it into the production version, which bowed at the 2007 Frankfurt auto show.
In its radical transformation, the XF gained a svelte new shape that’s as modern and cutting-edge as any sedan in its class–and it sports an interior worthy of a Virgin Airlines cabin, with aluminum and wood trim and a techno-groovy shifter knob. If possible, the XF’s cabin delights drivers even more than the exterior. It seems to have been lifted from the front desk at a chic London hotel.