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Jaguar XF Black Pack – Click above for high-res image gallery

Jaguar's current styling language alienated some who were enamored with the previous classical design, while others (ourselves included) greeted the more avant-garde approach as a much-needed breath of fresh air. To enhance Jag's new design, the automaker has just released this Black Pack appearance kit for the XF sedan, and might we say, meow.

Following the success of a similar package – launched alongside the Speed Pack – on the XKR, Jaguar's Black Pack brings anthracite-finish 20-inch alloys and glossy black trim to replace the chrome around the windows and grille. Small tweaks, yes, but even these slight adjustments give an already-pretty sedan some extra touches of hotness.

Jaguar has yet to announce if this treatment will be available on North American-spec XFs, as the Black Pack is currently only available in Europe. This appearance package can only be had on white, black, grey, silver or blue models across the XF range, plus the shades of blue and red exclusive to the XFR. Buyers of the less aggressive models, however, can also opt for the XF Aerodynamic Pack that ports over some of the XFR's more sporty aero bits. Check it out up close in the high-res image gallery below and read the full details in the press release after the jump.

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Jaguar's highly successful XF sports saloon is now available with a dramatic new appearance pack for customers who want their Jaguar to make an even stronger visual impact.

The exclusive new Black Pack brings an added sense of power and purpose to the sought-after XF range, and follows closely in the wheel tracks of a similar option on the XK sports car which has aroused huge interest since its launch earlier in 2010.

Featuring menacing dark-grey 20-inch Draco alloy wheels with diamond turned rims, a gloss black grille and gloss black window surrounds, the XF Black Pack is available on XF Diesel S, the 5-litre naturally aspirated petrol and XFR models, with prices starting at £950.

"The Black Pack gives the XF a highly distinctive, very modern and a slightly edgy appearance," said Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK. "Since the Black Pack and Speed Pack were launched on the XKR sports car at the Geneva Motor Show, almost half of XKR coupe buyers have selected one or both options – double our original estimate – and we expect the Black Pack will generate just as much excitement amongst XF customers."

To provide added exclusivity and to maximise the visual impact, XF Black Pack vehicles can only be specified with a special colour palette chosen by Jaguar designers, including Polaris White, Spectrum Blue, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Lunar Grey and Liquid Silver, plus Kyanite Blue and Salsa Red which are colours unique to the XFR.

For an even more dramatic effect, the Black Pack can be combined with the XF Aerodynamic Pack which was launched on XF Diesel S earlier in 2010. This pack includes a re-profiled front bumper, striking black mesh inserts for the grille and lower air intakes and the muscular side sills from the XFR.

Extending the XF Success Story

The expanding choice of exciting personalisation options is generating even more interest in the XF range, which has now sold more than 100,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2008, as well as receiving more than 60 international awards.

"The XF continues to attract new customers to the Jaguar brand, and with these distinctive new personalisation packs extending the appeal of the range, we are confident that the success story will continue," added Geoff Cousins.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The red interior on that black one is teh sex.

      I'm more in love with Jaguar every second. I liked the old ones a lot (I'm still looking for just the right 2004 XJR) but I was at our local Porsche/Jaguar dealer and with a Panamera and an XJ sitting in the showroom right next to each other, I couldn't fathom how someone would pay more for the Porsche. The Jag just looks so much better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This should have been standard on the XFR from launch. And how come the R and other XFs share the same wheels? XFR should have exclusive package.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A Jaguar should be more dignified then a "black pack appearance package".
        • 4 Years Ago
        so you're saying that BMW's with shadowline trim package isn't dignified anymore?
        i would say this makes the car LESS gaudy if anything, compared to the chrome.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes. That's what I'm saying.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm never going to forgive Jaguar for messing with the XJ. There is a reason why Porsche doesn't change the look of the 911. Don't get me wrong, I like the look of the new car, but it shouldn't be called an "XJ". That moniker is reserved for a timeless design.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I understand your point, however, remember the timeless design of the 911 continues to cater to all generations young and old whereas the previous XJ was most commonly associated with the 60+ crowd. Believe me, I loved the previous XJ as well, but the numbers do the talking and clearly their poor sales called for a major revamp.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I understand where you are coming from but I think the new XJ is really nice. I just saw a brand new black long-wheelbase XJ a few hours ago. Wow. What presence it has. It looked like a Mies van der Rohe building going down the road on its side. Fantastic!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        They had to change in order to exist. I, too, favored the much classier previous XJs but one must realize when enough is enough. And Jag didn't have the luxury of selling out its entire name brand to save it's flagship model by also making an SUV...Land Rover is too interconnected with Jaguar
      • 4 Years Ago
      A step in the right direction, black/dark grey wheels, trim, etc. are so much more attractive than chrome bling bling junk (hear that CTS-V designers????).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn, that looks great. It's like a much more civilized M3 fascia.
        • 4 Years Ago
        kind of, but in all honesty, I'll take anything that removes chrome from the exterior/interior of cars.

        on a side note, its a poorly named option.