When Jaguar dropped the supercharged 4.2-liter V8 XF for the 2010 model year, it left a sizable hole in its line-up between the all-new, 385 hp 5.0-liter V8 model and the 510 hp, M5-hunting XFR. But starting this October, Jaguar will fill the void with the XF Supercharged, packing an new variant of the blown 5.0-liter AJ-V8 Gen III engine putting out 470 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque – a boost of 12% over the outgoing 4.2-liter model.
In addition to the new forced-induction mill, the XF Supercharged comes standard with Jag's stellar Adaptive Dynamics suspension system and Active Differential Control, along with "Suedecloth" headliner, "Rich Oak" trim (unique to the XF Supercharged), 440W Bowers & Wilkins stereo, HD radio and heated steering wheel. Setting the new XF apart from its siblings are a set of 20-inch, five-spoke wheels, upgraded stoppers painted silver-gray and "Supercharged" badging. Pricing starts at $68,000 (including destination) and deliveries will begin this fall. Make the jump for the official release.