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Photos of Jaguar's new C-XF concept leaked today, less than two weeks ahead of its official unveiling. As the name implies, the C-XF is a concept version of the forthcoming XF sedan. The XF will replace the S-Type in 2008, for the 2009 model year.

The C-XF has the same 400 horsepower 4.2-liter V8 as the S-Type R. The production model will be offered with a wide range of powerplants, similar to the existing S-Type. The production model will have a less sloped roofline, since the XF is intended to compete with the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class, rather than the Mercedes CLS. Gallery after the jump…

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This looks damn good to me, sorta like an Aston Martin. :thumbsup:

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91z4me    0

Hmm...I am having trouble with that grill. I personally would rather see it split like the current XJ or oval and having an older feel like the X-type did. I always felt the S-type harkened back to the earlier days of automotive.

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ocnblu    733
Well, I guess retro has been played out at Jaguar. I give them credit for moving on from that.

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sciguy_0504    0

Meh, I think Jaguar can do better than that.

Much, much better.

IMO, this doesn't look refined, elegant or luxurious at all. It looks thrown together.

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balthazar    1,882

Me too: it has a number of nice details, but they don't work together. The rest could stand, but the front clip needs refinement/clean-up. And yes; nothing about it says 'Jaguar'.

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pow    106

this is a very aggressive new Jaguar desgin theme that could steal sales away from BMW

That's what I'm thinking. BMW. It doesn't look like a BMW, but it appeals to the sort of people who buy BMWs. It's sporty, techy, flashy, vulgar, and anti-Jaguar, or in other words, what sells.

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turbo200    6

Photos of Jaguar's new C-XF concept leaked today, less than two weeks ahead of its official unveiling. As the name implies, the C-XF is a concept version of the forthcoming XF sedan. The XF will replace the S-Type in 2008, for the 2009 model year.

The C-XF has the same 400 horsepower 4.2-liter V8 as the S-Type R. The production model will be offered with a wide range of powerplants, similar to the existing S-Type. The production model will have a less sloped roofline, since the XF is intended to compete with the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class, rather than the Mercedes CLS. Gallery after the jump…

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This looks damn good to me, sorta like an Aston Martin. :thumbsup:

This thing is unbelieveable. Where has Ford gotten these talented designers all of a sudden. First the XK vert, then the Lincoln concept, now this? Amazing, this will sell and help establish Jaguar into the next decade as a major player rather than also ran. It is hot. I see the Gran Prix reference thegriffon made, but I think the themes combined with the better resolved lines make this infinitely infintely better.

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regfootball    234

That's what I'm thinking. BMW. It doesn't look like a BMW, but it appeals to the sort of people who buy BMWs. It's sporty, techy, flashy, vulgar, and anti-Jaguar, or in other words, what sells.

it makes the G35 look candy ass and really makes the Audi/Mercedes/Lexus crew look tired and dead.

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ocnblu    733

It does still have some fleeting hints of Jaguars past. The headlights still suggest double rounds, the grille outline shape calls from a really old XJ (before it was an XJ?), and the bonnett has the narrow, raised center section. The taillight array borrows from the new XK.

Just like any car that is a complete, jarring break with recent past, this theme will take some getting used to, but I kind of like it. I'd still like to see Ford sell Jaguar, but if they can make this work, more power to them.

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