2010 Jaguar XF, XFR at 2009 Detroit Auto Show
- Competes with: BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Audi S6
- Looks like: A powerful Jaguar that can compete with the Germans
- Drivetrain: 300-hp, 4.2-liter V-8; 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8; 510-hp, supercharged V-8
- Hits dealerships: TBD
Jaguar has revealed its first performance version of the XF. Last year, the automaker released the all-new model to rave reviews and sales that outpaced the entire Jaguar lineup. Then the economy turned, and the XF was no longer a shining star.
The 2010 model adds two new engines, including a supercharged V-8 powering the new XFR. Its 510 hp is more than impressive and competes directly with high-powered models from German automakers BMW, Mercedes and Audi. The real surprise, then, isn't that the XFR hits 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, it’s the car's combined mileage of 22.5 mpg. That’s better than a V-6 Honda Accord, which has a combined rating of 22 mpg. Ratings of 510 hp and 22.5 mpg do not compute.
Those looking for some extra power but not that much extra power have a new 5.0-liter V-8 sans supercharging. Found in the Portfolio and Premium trims, its more-than-respectable 385-hp rating is also complemented by good mileage: 24.5 mpg combined. The base model’s 300-hp V-8 remains unchanged from last year. The two new V-8s replace the outgoing 420-hp, supercharged V-8 found in the XF Supercharged.
The XFR gets some more aggressive bodywork, and we have many more pictures of it below.