Friday 9 November 2012

Jaguar XF S, gorgeous and great value. Economy, performance and style, what a lease car.

Available with the fire breathing 5.0 V8, and of course the supercharged version in the XFR, the XF already has rocket ship options to those who like to move quickly but quietly.  Now Jaguar, a company on a huge growth due to burgeoning demand inChina, have invested quickly and heavily into new models and technology.   Now we get the 3.0 litre diesel, available in 237bhp and 271bhp guise, the latter being capable of reaching 60 mph in 5.9 seconds an delivering an enormous 600Nm torque.  

These sort of figures will easily embarrass all hot hatches and many of the genuinely quick cars. The new engine is set up with sequential turbos,  a method used for a few years now by BMW,  where the first turbo is always running and the second one cuts in later, in the Jaguars case 2800 rpm.  Where Jaguar have somewhat deviated from the standard route is in using a baby turbo to run all the time and a bigger one to cut in later, the aim being to reduce or even eliminate lag. 

In a recent AutoExpress test, this car averaged over 40 mpg, fantastic for such a barnstormer.  The inside is roomy and easily carries five adults in comfort on the best British hide.  The XF is already a well specified car so loads of changes would not make sense,  people like the metal gear leaver the electric air vents and gorgeous drive that this car already possesses, so if it aint broke, don’t fix it.

Car leasing choice is often a question of compromise, if you are in this market, look no further. 
CarleaseUKvote for the big Jag. 

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