Richie Honein takes the classy and highly attractive 2013 Jaguar XF for a ride in Dubai. Here’s what you should know about the luxurious saloon from the historic British premium car manufacturer.

Jaguar’s multi-award winning XF features significant enhancements for the 2013MY. Key features across the 2013MY XF ranges are:

All XF models offer significantly improved efficiency through a newly expanded powertrain range. Eight-speed transmissions are now mated to all engines.

Meridian sound systems – first introduced to Jaguar with the exclusive XJ Ultimate model – are now available throughout the XF ranges for an unparalleled automotive audiophile experience.

Technology upgrades introduce enhancements, new features and optimise ease of use for audio and infotainment systems across all XF models.

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Powertrains

Expanded engine choice sees two new highly efficient, forced induction petrol powerplants– 340PS Supercharged Petrol Engine and 240PS Turbocharged Petrol Engine – join the existing line-up of both naturally-aspirated and Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrols

Eight-speed automatic transmissions are now fitted to all XF variants for greater efficiency and performance.

The supercharged V8 petrol engine has fuel economy gains of up to 11% with emissions reductions of more than 8%, while the naturally-aspirated V8 sees economy improvements of up to 8% with emissions down by more than 6%.

XF Saloon Technical Specifications

240PS Turbocharged 340PS Supercharged 510PS Supercharged
Type 240PS Turbocharged  Petrol Engine 340PS Supercharged Petrol Engine 510PS Supercharged Petrol Engine
Capacity (cc)  1,999  2,995  5,000
Peak Power
(PS@rpm)
 240@5500  340@6500  510@6,000-6,500
Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)  340@2,000-4,000  450@3,500-5,000  625@2,500-5,500
Transmission  ZF Eight-speed Automatic
 0-100km/h (secs)  7.9  5.9  4.9
Top Speed (km/h)  241  250 (limited)  250 (limited)
Combined Economy
(l/100km)
 8.9  9.4  11.3