2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sedan debuts at the 2012 LA Auto Show
2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sedan At-a-Glance:
- The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S is the second model in the ultra-high performance R-S range from Jaguar, following the 2012 XKR-S
- Just 100 will be offered for the U.S. for the 2014 model year
- The XFR-S is powered by the same 5-liter supercharged V8 as the XKR-S, producing 550hp and 502 lb-ft of torque
- The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S is the fastest and most powerful sedan Jaguar has ever produced
- The XFR-S will sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds1 (0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds) and on to an electronically limited top track speed of 186 mph1 (300 km/h)
- Fuel economy is equal to the XFR with 23 mpg highway. No gas guzzler tax applies
- ZF® eight-speed transmission with Quickshift functionality enables optimal acceleration and efficiency
- Comprehensive front and rear suspension upgrades maximize response with lateral stiffness increases of up to 30 percent
- Electronic Active Differential and Dynamic Stability Control systems have been recalibrated to enhance handling characteristics
- New, wider, 20-inch ‘Varuna’ forged alloy wheels and wider tires maximize grip
- Aerodynamic changes, with extensive use of carbon fiber components, reduce lift by 68 percent and give the XFR-S an assertive appearance
- Exclusive interior materials include carbon leather and contrasting highlight micro-piping and stitching
- The XFR-S goes on sale in early summer, 2013, starting at $99,0003
The second model in the Jaguar ultra-high performance R-S range, the XFR-S Sedan joins its XKR-S sibling as a vivid expression of the carmaker’s longstanding performance lineage. Just 100 of these ultra-performance sedans will be offered for the U.S. market, making it one of the most exclusive Jaguar models.
Powertrain: 5-Liter Supercharged V8
The 5-liter supercharged V8 engine provides electrifying performance from 550hp and 502 lb-ft of torque – up 40hp and 41 lb-ft, respectively, over the XFR. The increases have been achieved through revisions to the engine management system and improvements to the intake and exhaust flow. This all-new combination provides a visceral blend of vivid acceleration and driver involvement. The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds1 (0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds) and reach an electronically-limited maximum track speed of 186 mph1 (300km/h).
Eight-Speed Quickshift Transmission
The eight-speed automatic transmission with Quickshift technology maximizes the benefit of the engine recalibration. Quickshift ideally suits the XFR-S model’s track-tuned performance capability. When the driver shifts manually by using the steering wheel-mounted paddles, the Quickshift strategy ensures the quickest, crispest shifts via rapid and precisely timed engine torque intervention.
When downshifting (either manually or when in Sport mode), the engine management system automatically blips the throttle to ensure the XFR-S remains balanced, particularly important when entering a corner. This function also allows the transmission to perform multiple and very rapid downshifts during hard braking.
Reflecting the changes under the skin, the XFR-S is distinguished from the XFR by subtle design changes that give it a distinctively assertive appearance while also enhancing aerodynamic performance.
The new, deeper front bumper incorporates larger lower central and side air intakes – the former framed in carbon fiber – in order to provide adequate airflow into the engine bay. Carbon fiber is also used to form the front splitter at the lower edge of the bumper, the first of a number of aerodynamic changes designed to smooth the passage of the car through the air at high track speeds.
The extended side sills and aero blade molding behind the front wheels serve to create a sharp break-off point between the lower bodywork and the road surface in order to keep the airflow attached to the car’s sides for as long as possible.
The same thinking dictated the deeper side moldings behind the rear wheels. This extended rear bumper also incorporates a central, carbon fiber diffuser, deeper than the item found on the XFR and which travels further under the rear of the car to help reduce lift.
Rear lift is also reduced through the fitment of a spoiler to manage the airflow coming off the top rear surface of the car. Two spoiler designs are available, both of which have been designed with the aid of computational fluid dynamics to provide optimally balanced aerodynamics. The larger of the two rear wings is constructed with a carbon fiber aero foil center section. The combined result of the bodywork revisions is a reduction in overall lift of 68 percent.
The wider, six-spoke, lightweight Varuna forged alloy wheels provide the XFR-S with a purposeful, broad shouldered stance and feature a unique dual finish. A ceramic polish is applied to the outer surfaces, its eye-catching appearance contrasting with inner gloss black areas. As an option, the wheels can be ordered in either full gloss black or technical gray finish.
Gloss black trim in place of chrome around the grille, within the side vent, around the front and rear screens, windows and across the trunk further enhance the car’s bold appearance. The mesh in the front grilles is a matching gloss black.
XFR-S customers can choose from five exterior colors: French Racing Blue, Ultimate Black, Stratus Gray, Polaris White and Italian Racing Red.
The technical palette of interior materials used in the XFR-S underscores the car’s high-performance intent. The selection includes carbon leather on the seat bolsters and armrests and a dark mesh aluminum fascia. Providing a further unique touch is the choice of contrasting color stitching and micro piping, which can be matched to the exterior paint scheme.
This color palette is complemented inside the XFR-S with Warm Charcoal leather trim on the seats and doors enhanced through the use of carbon-effect leather. Exclusive to the Jaguar R-S cars, this is used on the seat bolsters and arm rests and reflects the use of carbon fiber on the aerodynamic elements of the car. The seats are embossed with the R-S logo and can be finished with a choice of contrast color micro-piping and stitching in either red, blue or ivory. The same subtle enhancement runs across the top of the dashboard, the fascia of which is finished in a Dark Mesh aluminum.
2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sedan Specs:
|Engine||5-liter V8 supercharged with Intelligent Stop/Start|
|Peak Power (hp@rpm)||550@6500|
|Peak Power (kW@rpm)||405@6500|
|Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)||680@2500-5500|
|Transmission||ZF Eight-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic|
|0-60 mph (seconds) 1||4.4|
|0-100km/h (seconds) 1||4.6|
|Top Speed (mph | km/h) 1||186 | 300 (electronically limited)|
(US EPA Estimated mpg)
|15 city / 23 highway|
18 combined (Same as XFR)
|CO2 Emissions (g/km)||270|
*These figures are correct at time of going to press. All figures are manufacturer’s estimates.
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