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Hello Kitty, we've been expecting you. According to Auto Express, what you see here is slated to hit showrooms in 2010 and will go up against such luxury and performance stalwarts as the Mercedes-Benz C Class Coupe, BMW's 3 Series Coupe and the Audi A5. It's definitely got the looks to compete on equal footing, with the trendy high belt-line and minimal glass surface area. Where the XF sedan features slinky lines, this XF bulges in an exaggerated show of power, making the new Coupe a much more aggressive design overall.

Jaguar's latest leaper is also expected to showcase the automaker's newest V8 engine, now displacing 5.0L and generating 500 supercharged horses. This engine will also make an appearance in the XFR and allow Jaguar to offer a British alternative to the BMW M cars, MB AMGs and Audi Rs, not to mention the latest Cadillac CTS V-Series, which is soon to lose two of its doors, as well. We don't know when and where this car will debut, but UK pricing is expected to be about £35,000 (about $53K in US dollars).

[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      More sensationalist AutoExpress artistic speculation. Look how on the money they were with the XF: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/202219/jaguar_stype.html
      And a Jag's rear side window doesn't have sharp corners. An Aston's might.

      I'll reserve my judgement until I see the real thing. Whenever that is. 2010 seems a bit soon. That's when we're expecting the new XJ.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I can't recall a time they were ever actually right.

        But either way...this'll work for me. :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      The headlight's on the XF production version screamed FORD. With fomoco gone, there's a good chance we'll see the xf-coupe look very close if not exactly like the concept.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Shouldn't this thing be going against the BMW 6 series .. not the 3 series coupe?

      • 6 Years Ago
      HoTT - love the current direction of Jag. But I would seriously consider suing them for making knockoffs if I was aston-martin.
        • 6 Years Ago
        How can they? It was Ian Callum who gave Aston their mojo back, with the Vanquish and the DB7. Fisker only evolved that look on the DB9, while working under Callum. Now Callum works as Jag's design director...
      • 6 Years Ago
      You all are getting taken. Again.

      I mean, yes, it looks great.

      But be prepared to be disappointed just like with the sedan when those headlights (and other drool-worthy bits and details) don't make it to production.

      Sorry, the XF sedan lost me when it (surprise!) showed up with that stupid bug-eyed, straight from Ford look. I don't see any reason why the coupe will be much different (considering all the engineering explanations about how the XF sedan's proto headlights were impossible to make in production, daily use form).
      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing is truly drop-dead gorgeous. I'll even go as far as saying it looks better than current Aston Martins (which is really saying something, although I'll reserve judgment about saying it's better than the One-77).
      • 6 Years Ago
      this now looks in line with the original concept

      i can't imagine how much more sales Jag would have gotten for their sedan if the front and rear looked more like this coupe

      and this outclasses anytihng mentioned as competition like the 3-series, c-class coupe, A5 - those cars are a few classes below this Jag, sorry but that's true even if they perform about the same

      this is sexy as hell for a car
      and the only car sexier than this is the Alfa 8C
      • 6 Years Ago
      probably its best angle, unless they did something with those damn headlights. I want to love this car so badly, but those headlights keep killing it for me. everything else is absolutely gorgeous about the XF. Stupid safety regulations and the bean counters got in the way of one of Ian Callum's masterpiece!
        • 6 Years Ago
        The headlamps look too Volkswagony, but I like them nonetheless.

        This car looks good as a coupe -I'd perfer the Cadillac CTS -coupe with a Vseries engine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I dunno. Those headlights seem like a big improvement, at least as compared to the current XF sedan. They're a little less vanilla and definitely more aggressive.

        Personally, I really like this design. I still don't know if I'd prefer it to the CTC. It's not like you could go wrong with either.
        • 6 Years Ago
        hmm... i didn't follow the link. Those lights shown are much more in tune with the C-XF. But i remember Ian saying in an interview that the C-XF headlights wouldn't make the cut because of safety standards. Hopefully they found a way around that with these new ones.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No one else find it ironic that the current XF is billed as a "4-door coupe?" So what will the marketing dept have to say when it introduces a 2-door coupe? Maybe they can call it a "fixed-roof 2+2 roadster."
      • 6 Years Ago
      BEAUTIFUL
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is sexy...
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