The Jaguar XF motor car has a modern feel and an air of superior craftsmanship. The centre console is high and wide so that it envelops driver and front passenger. A seven-inch colour touch-screen controls most cabin functions, reducing buttons to a single intuitive panel. The dashboard fascia is brushed aluminium and polished wood, flawlessly detailed. Dating back, all Jaguars have had a quality dashboard fascia. A nice touch is that the climate vents rotate out of sight when not in use. Seating surfaces are soft-grained, twin-stitched leather.
The XF employs a unique entry and start-up system. First, there is a keyless entry system that is available on select XF models. The system automatically activates when the Jaguar Smart Key that correlates with the car goes near the car. When the door is opened the car will activate its unlocking procedures. Inside, you will notice the red start button on the console is pulsing like a heartbeat. Press the button and the rotary shifter rises up into the palm of your hand, signaling you to select a drive option. The air vents rotate to open and the navigation system will automatically turn on after this is done.
The engine for the Jaguar XF is one of the most powerful engines among Jaguar cars. This engine is a 4.2L V8 engine. This features thirty two values and four overhead cams. Camshaft phasing can be manually controlled so that different responses can be used for different driving situations. Additional automatic shift modes are programmed for different driving conditions including Drive, Sport and Winter modes. Manual gear can be used as well.
In keeping with the rest of the car industry, computer aided design has been used in the design of the XF´s light, but high-strength new generation steel body shell that is torsionally stiff for safe, precise handling. ABS antilock brakes with traction and cornering controls reduce stopping distances without sacrificing stability. In addition a computer active technology suspension senses the contour of the road and adjusts the ride accordingly for optimum comfort. Two-stage Dynamic Stability Control manages grip when conditions vary. These active safeguards are complimented by two-stage driver and front passenger airbags, occupant position and weight sensing, front seat head restraints, and ´soft-landing´ technology in safety belt retractors.
There are all sorts of additional options that can be used for this car. A rear parking camera can be used for parking in tight areas with ease. The rear window has an available sunblind too. The car also uses Bluetooth and iPod integration as well.