Jaguar XFR Review

By Amithash Bhatt   |  August 13, 2013


The Jaguar XFR comes in a stunning design, outstanding dynamics and performance to make the heart race. XFR is the new Jaguar that takes sporting luxury to a soaring new level of exhilaration. It is a sporting sedan with the ability to race from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. That’s the uncompromised performance of the new XFR’s astonishing 502 hp supercharged V8 engine with its acclaimed 6-speed ZF automatic transmission.

Combined with advanced technologies such as Adaptive Dynamics and Active Differential for exceptional traction and handling, the XFR unleashes an unforgettable experience. Jaguar XFR is the most technically advanced of the leaping cats. It comes with an engine that delivers staggering performance. Taken to a dramatic new level, ride and handling are optimised in Jaguar XFR. Jaguar's advanced adaptive dynamics system adjusts to the suspension hundred times every second. A new electronic active differential control increases traction through the curves when the ignition is engaged. Precise steering, outstanding agility and exceptional braking are some of the key features.

Powertrain & Performance

The Jaguar XFR has a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine. This engine delivers thrilling performance to satisfy the most demanding drivers. Instant response, seamless power delivery and smooth refined performance characterise the new XFR V8 petrol engines, but without compromise to fuel efficiency.

The Jaguar XFR's lighting quick Sequential Shift System offers an exhilarating driving experience. Precise steering provides excellent feedback. The XFR takes this to another level with Adaptive Dynamics suspension allied with Active Differential control, delivering a balanced ride with impeccable high speed handling.

The Jaguar XFR comes with the combination of comfort and refinement of a luxury saloon with the grip, balance, responses and stability of a sports car. This car has the best aerodynamic performance compared to other Jaguar car. Its high tail, coupe-like roofline and subtle raised boot lid lip all contribute to impressive aerodynamics. The XFR's drag coefficient is just 0.29 and the front-to-rear lift balance is precisely zero. This results in less wind noise, improved fuel consumption, strong high speed stability and, of course ideal handling balance.

Build & Styling

The XFR is exquisitely crafted with luxurious finishes. It consists of unique front bumper with bright finish wire mesh in the lower air intakes, side appliques, boot lid spoiler, exhaust tip finishers with optional sculpted LED blades to further enhance the design of the XFR. The chrome bonnet trim surrounding the black meshed grille guarantees that the eye is drawn to this iconic feature of the car. Moreover, the addition of the chromed side power vents adds to the already stunning exterior. Chromed mirror covers with LED side repeaters are quite striking.

The XFR is wonderfully crafted with real wood veneers with aluminum and supple leather in a thoroughly contemporary way. Soft grain leather stitched, customised instrument panel and door top rolls with contrast stitching make the interiors ultra gorgeous. Moreover, there is ample space to stretch your legs and the car is spacious to organise the cargos.

Safety features on the Jaguar XFR include dual-stage frontal airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags and curtain airbags for front and rear side-impact protection. It also comes with Anti-lock Braking System, ISOFIX anchor points for rear child seat, Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and electric parking brake.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Stiff strong body
    • Precision-Controlled Suspension
    • Precise steering
  • Cons

    • Diesel Variant Not Available