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    Rumorpile: Jaguar To Offer Hotter XF?


    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    February 3, 2012

    Jaguar could be planning a hotter version of the XFR sedan. Sources tell Autocar that the current XFR with its 510 HP supercharged V8 is “a bit outgunned” by the new BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, and Jaguar plans to build a faster model that will carry XFR-S badge.

    The R-S badge, seen on the XKR-S means tweaks to chassis, engine, and more aggressive look. The supercharged V8 could see its horsepower raised to 550. Also, the pricetag will go up as well, somewhere in the $90,000 range.

    Source: Autocar

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    Sweet, just one Question for Jaguar.

    WHY just equal BMW or AMG, why not Better them on Horsepower and Torque???

    People buying this auto will want to beat their competition.

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    Since the Supercharged XF makes 470 hp, I think they could just make the XFR at 550 hp. Do they really need 470, 510, and 550 hp options, seems like a lot for lower volume cars like Jaguar makes. I'd rather see the XFR bumped to 550 hp, and the XFR-S version being the same engine but lighter weight through carbon fiber, magnesium, titaniam, etc.

    More importantly, where is the XJR???

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    Since the Supercharged XF makes 470 hp, I think they could just make the XFR at 550 hp. Do they really need 470, 510, and 550 hp options, seems like a lot for lower volume cars like Jaguar makes. I'd rather see the XFR bumped to 550 hp, and the XFR-S version being the same engine but lighter weight through carbon fiber, magnesium, titaniam, etc.

    More importantly, where is the XJR???

    Agreed re the XJR.

    As for the XF variants, I agree the lighter weight idea is great, but if the changes are a matter of engine electronics (software) changes, more variants won't mean much added cost or complexity.

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