Always Ready for Action - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: Always Ready for Action

February 13, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged

If you're not careful when you put your foot down on the accelerator in our long-term Jaguar XF you can take off like a jackrabbit. Its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 is always ready even when you're not.

It packs 470 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 424 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. There's also a lot of midrange muscle on standby for passing and merging onto highways. It's a pleasure to drive when you get a bit of open road. I think I'm obsessed. So much so that I've chosen it from our list of cars for more than a week now. I can't get enough of its smooth power delivery and luxuriously elegant interior.

As a consequence though, the XF Supercharged drinks premium fuel faster than our editors can knock back a double latte.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @donnaderosa


Comments

  • noburgers_ noburgers_ Posts:

    cool photo. reminds me of all the Youtube videos of quick take-offs gone wrong (usually Lambos and Corvettes) HA!

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