Jaguar previews XF sedan ahead of New York debut

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Jaguar is in the midst of an aggressive product expansion, with the new F-Type taking it back into sports-car territory, the upcoming F-Pace putting it in the crossover market for the first time and the XE renewing Jag's assault on the entry-level luxury-sedan segment. But it hasn't forgotten about its core models.

The British automaker has a new flagship XJ under development, and Jag will showcase a brand-new XF at the New York Auto Show next month. But before it does, Jaguar has given us something to chew on with these teaser images: one showing the new sedan from above, and one showing the new cockpit.

Now it may be hard discern much from that overhead view – which is not a typical teaser – but it's clear the new XF will feature more sharply creased body lines and a large panoramic sunroof.

Meanwhile the interior looks like a modern update of the current model, borrowing some elements from the smaller XE. There's a wider infotainment display, the rotary knob for the transmission has moved toward the center, some (but not all) of the air vents appear to hide away when not in use, and there's a sportier steering wheel – though we do appear to be looking at the more performance-oriented S model.

The XF, for those having trouble keeping track, is Jaguar's challenger to the likes of the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Maserati Ghibli. It was introduced in 2007, and has been available (in certain markets anyway) in sedan and wagon forms, with engines ranging from a 2.0-liter turbo four with 240 horsepower all the way up to a 5.0-liter supercharged V8.

With the New York show fast approaching, we won't have to wait much longer for a complete view of the new XF. But even before then, Jaguar promises to reveal the new XF in dramatic fashion in London: on March 24, it will drive the new sedan on two wires barely more than an inch thick suspended high above the river.

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- All-new Jaguar XF to be revealed on 24 March 2015 at 19.00 GMT
- Dramatic high-wire journey to be streamed online at: jaguar.co.uk/newxf
- New XF to offer unrivalled levels of refinement, luxury, comfort and technology
- Segment-leading CO2 and efficiency figures delivering over 70mpg
- Full technical and pricing details to be announced at New York Auto Show on 01 April

(London, 18 March 2015): The all new Jaguar XF will make an extraordinary journey in London on 24 March, one week ahead of its public motor show debut in New York.

Jaguar has teamed up with expert British stuntman Jim Dowdell, veteran of dramatic action stunts in movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, to perform a world first high-wire water crossing in the all-new Jaguar XF.

The dramatic drive, across two 34mm-diameter wires suspended high above water, will highlight the lightweight and agile credentials of the new XF and will be streamed globally on jaguar.co.uk/newxf at 19:00 GMT on 24 March.

XF was first launched in 2007 and is Jaguar's biggest selling and most awarded car in its current product range. The next generation XF is completely new from the ground up and will be the second Jaguar model to use the brand's advanced aluminium-intensive architecture. The all-new XF will set new business segment benchmarks for weight and efficiency, resulting in class leading fuel economy figures of over 70mpg.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said: "I believe the all-new XF will be the best looking car in its class. Elegant, handsome and with proportions that imbue a great sense of integrity – the all-new XF will be true to the strong tradition of sporting Jaguar saloons while being completely of its time."

The sophisticated all-new XF will offer exceptional levels of technology, refinement, luxury and comfort.

Watch the dramatic footage of the high-wire reveal here: jaguar.co.uk/newxf

Images, film and press releases will be available to download from media.jaguar.com

The all-new XF will make its global motor show debut in New York on 01 April when the full range and technical details underlining its class-leading credentials will be released, in addition to further images and film content.

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