The XF is an evolution of the original J-Blade design pioneered in the X250 XF, with a largely similar silhouette. Effort was made to build a uniform design language across Jaguar's saloon range. The X260 XF (2015 Onwards) uses 83 percent all-new parts compared with the previous model. The car is 7 mm (0.3 in) shorter than the predecessor. Bodywork uses aluminium as the primary component of the body structure and chassis; the XF's bodyside panel is a single aluminium pressing.
This range topping XF is powered by the same supercharged V6 that does sterling service in both the F-type and F-Pace. Driving the rear wheels through ZF’s superb eight-speed automatic gearbox, the 3.0-litre unit develops 375 BHP at 6500 rpm and 332lb ft at 4500rpm, enough to slingshot the 1710kg saloon to 60mph in 5.1 seconds and onto a 155 mph limited top speed. Combined economy is 34 mpg.