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    The all new Jaguar XF makes its global debut on September 11, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It will go on sale in the UK early next year priced from £33,900 with deliveries in time for the March 1 plate change.

    The XF is a four-door saloon featuring the new JaguarDrive SelectorTM with the option of manual selection through Jaguar Sequential Shift. The XF is available with a 2.7-litre V6 twin-turbocharged diesel, a 3.0-litre V6 petrol and a naturally aspirated and supercharged 4.2 V8 petrol.

    Available with three trim levels, Luxury, Premium Luxury and SV8, pricing goes up to £54,900 on-the-road.

    The XF boasts a series of ‘firsts’ for Jaguar: understeer control logic, a blind spot monitor, rear camera parking aid and the marque’s pedestrian contact sensing system – a first for a Jaguar saloon.

    XF pricing

    Trim Engine Price OTR
    Luxury 2.7-litre V6 diesel £33,900
    Luxury 3.0-litre V6 petrol £33,900
    Premium Luxury 2.7-litre V6 diesel £37,500
    Premium Luxury 3.0-litre V6 petrol £37,500
    Premium Luxury 4.2-litre V8 petrol (naturally aspirated) £45,500
    SV8 4.2-litre V8 petrol supercharged (s/c) £54,900

    UK managing director Geoff Cousins said: ‘The new Jaguar XF combines the emotional appeal of a contemporary, modern Jaguar with all the rational appeal of a spacious five-seater sports saloon with high levels of standard equipment, innovative functional features and competitive pricing. The other excellent news for customers is of course the residual values that experts are quoting for XF.’

    CAP and EurotaxGlass’s have will be quoting residual value after 36 months/36,000 miles of 50% of original value for the 2.7-litre diesel Luxury model. These figures mean the XF 2.7-litre diesel Luxury is best-in-class against rivals BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and Audi. CAP has concluded that the nearest rival, the BMW 525d SE will retain 45.3% of its original value over the same period.

    Martin Ward, manufacturer relationship manager for CAP Motor Research said: ‘The new Jaguar XF has not only caught up with its nearest competitors, but has now overtaken them. Jaguar has proved that a well built, well specified and well priced car that has fantastic styling can break the mould, and should be a success the world over.’

    EurotaxGlass’s figure of 50% for the XF 2.7-litre diesel Luxury is best-in-class ahead of the BMW 525d at 48% and the Audi A6 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro SE at a rating of 49%. The XF 3.0-litre V6 petrol is expected to retain 45% of its original value making it best-in-class over the BMW 530i, the Audi A6 3.2 FSI and the Mercedes-Benz E350.

    Kevin Gaskell, CEO of EurotaxGlass’s, said: ‘The whole XF package is class-leading. With an array of impressive standard equipment, competitive pricing and outstanding styling, we have concluded that it will be a desirable car with best-in-class residual values of 50%.’

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