• Dec 22, 2006


Earlier today, a couple pics were leaked onto this, our vast information super highway, of the Jaguar C-XF concept. A few sites picked up the press shots and then later removed them at the request of Jaguar. It seems that the folks at Inside Line figured that if one concept's secrecy was compromised, why not let another cat out of the bag.

The C-XF is widely regarded as the replacement of the S-type and utilizes the oh-so-en-vogue, four-door coupe design that was once solely occupied by the Merc CLS. A full analysis of the design elements employed on the concept, including tidbits from Ian Callum, the man behind the pen, can be read at IL.

Power will be provided by a supercharged, 4.2-liter V8, producing 420 HP and 368 lb.-ft. of torque and, when mated to a six-speed automatic, can supposedly propel the RWD concept to a top speed of 180 MPH.

The C-XF will debut in Detroit next month, but you can follow the 'read' link for more juicy morsels.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      That is one good looking car, I am amazed why people pay the extra premium to get the Aston when they can have the Jaguar. They are amazingly similar.
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      • 8 Years Ago
      They better produce this exact car. No questions asked...JUST DO IT!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Finally a nice looking Jag. Hope it happens.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is easily the best looking luxury car in the world, bold design, well done Jaguar. This baby will kick BMW, Mercedes and Audis arse...

      I want one really bad, it's red hot!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Look, it's the front end that's going to be going on the the S-type replacement and from the front the car is absolutely fantastic so forget the interior and the Lexus arse, as a portent for Jaguar's future the C-XF is very good indeed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow ... what a design. Did anyone notice the side mirrors? Don't they look like Cat (Jag) ears? .. Love it
      • 8 Years Ago
      "13. Wow ... what a design. Did anyone notice the side mirrors? Don't they look like Cat (Jag) ears? .. Love it"

      now that you mention it, the headlights and curves all seem reminicent of a cats face.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Congratulations to Ian Callum, Julian Thompson & the team at Jaguar. As a life long Jag fan & trained car designer I've been waiting for this for years. Gut fealing that this is the turning point for Jaguars fortunes. A lesson for business & marketing directors "trust your desigers". Ford - dip into your pockets - cant wait to see new XJ, F-type(please), XK evolutions & even X-type if it looks like this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      that's a beautiful concept, but I actually look forward to seeing a less coupish sedan production version. I agree, i think Jaguar needs more of a traditional sporty sedan for some good sales numbers.
      I also see the fisker connection there - i'm pretty sure Fisker and Callum worked together at Aston, so that would explain why they both know what an incredible car should look like.
      • 8 Years Ago
      They could change a couple of things... Like the silly bulge of the hood that looks very pony-car/pontiac-esque. The protuberant nose is okay, but the shape needs a bit tweaking, and the vents below are unattractive.

      The interior is pretty lame. But I do think this concept has a lot of potential.
      • 8 Years Ago

      Is it just me? or does this look A LOT like a Fisker? The car simply doesn't look like a Jaguar, and from the side, looks a lot like a Lincoln MKS. The car may look cool, but it doesn't look like a Jaguar. Maybe I have to see it in person?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great looking car...but it would look much better if the nearly identical Lincoln concept weren't just below it on Autoblog.
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