The all-aluminum 2016 Jaguar XF made its’ world debut in London earlier this year and, like its immediately-impressive little sibling, the XE, Jaguar XF goes all-aluminum. Almost all automakers are adopting the lightweight metal for more than just body panels and components, and some have gone so far as to make entire frames and bodies out of it, including Ford for the new F-150….and Jaguar.
While the XF hasn’t enjoyed the sales volume of its midsize luxury sedan competitors, namely the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, it’s set the tone for Jaguar’s future, proving that they could build a high-quality, competitive sedan once again.
The 2016 Jaguar XF offers two supercharged V6s, ranging from 340 to 380 hp. Both versions are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive cars get Jag’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics system, which “delivers rear-drive handling with the performance and traction benefits of AWD.” The All-Surface Progress Control system, standard on the XF, manages the brakes and throttle on low grip surfaces, allowing the driver to pull away easily from a stop.