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2014 Jaguar XFR-S Brings Extra Power and Performance to XF Lineup

12/3/2012
Jaguar used the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce its new F-Type sports car, a model that the company says points to the direction the luxury brand is taking in the future. At the same time, Jaguar signaled its performance intentions with the new 2014 XFR-S, which will cost slightly more than $100,000 when it goes on sale next year.

The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S is equipped with a more powerful version of the current XFR's supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine, one generating 550 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 502 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,500 rpm and 5,500 rpm. The engine breathes through a standard performance exhaust system, and transfers power to the rear wheels through an 8-speed "Quickshift" automatic transmission and an active electronic rear differential.

According to Jaguar, the modifications produce acceleration to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and a combined fuel-economy rating of 18 mpg.

In addition to upgrades under the hood, the 2014 XFR-S is equipped with a modified suspension providing 30% greater roll stiffness, recalibrated traction and stability control system, and lightweight 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in performance tires developed specifically for this model.

Exterior changes include a unique body kit that reduces aerodynamic lift by 68%, and which employs carbon fiber pieces including the front splitter and rear diffuser panel. Jaguar offers the XFR-S with an optional carbon fiber wing-type spoiler. Inside the cabin, the XFR-S has darker aluminum trim, front sport seats with suede inserts and leather bolsters, and a suede headliner. Piping and stitching can be specified in blue, red or ivory. Carbon fiber interior trim is optional.

The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S is equipped with everything except for a heated windshield as standard equipment. Highlights include a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) touch screen, navigation system, Meridian premium audio system, adaptive cruise control with Intelligent Emergency Brake, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

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