The British car manufacturer Jaguar has a reputation of being a luxurious and opulent brand but one that is geared more towards an older demographic due to the classic styles of its vehicles. Now all of that is about to change dramatically with the introduction of its 2010 Jaguar XF. This model was just introduced to the public in 2011 so it’s quite a newcomer to the midsize luxury sedan segment. Its design is striking, up-to-date and thoroughly modern; it is completely different from any other Jaguar every produced. This car has a sporty bold look; it’s aggressive and modern looking with lines that are usually found on a sports coupe. The vehicle’s gorgeous body is perfectly accentuated by slick eighteen inch wheels and an automatic sunroof enabling you to enjoy the cool breeze as you cruise down the street in glamorous style.

There are different engine choices available, all with varying degrees of power. The XF Premium trim comes equipped with a 8 cylinder 5.0 Ltr with 385 horsepower. The XF Supercharged engine has the same specs but puts out 470 horsepower. The ultimate Supercharged XFR puts out a total of 510 horsepower and 461 lb feet of torque. This car handles extremely well on the open road and is quite agile, while acceleration is immensely powerful due to the substantial amount of power. The base model receives approximately 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the freeway.

The interior certainly makes an impression due to its opulence and technical advanced gadgets and instruments which include a start button that flashes red and pulses when you start the engine plus a rotary shift dial which magically emerges right into your hand. The climate, audio and navigation system can all be controlled through a seven inch lcd touch screen. The upper level trims come equipped with a premium stereo system manufactured by B&W which provides up to 440 watts of crystal clear sound. All trims include a dual zone climate control system, keyless ignition, compatibility with Bluetooth devices, lush leather seating and a navigation system with up to date traffic news. JaguarSense allows you to activate the cabin lights by simply moving your hands close to the lighting surface. Trunk space is extremely generous at 17.7 cubic feet, which is actually the largest in the XF’s class.

The issue of safety has been thoroughly emphasized by Jaguar with the inclusion of an air bag system with active head restraints. Other safety precautions include ABS and Traction and Stability control. The upper level trims are available with an optional blind sport warning mechanism.

If you want a high performance vehicle that can compete with cars like the Benz CL65 AMG, then this car may just be right for you. The XJ still offers the Jaguar heritage and Legacy but now with a modern touch and high tech gadgets. If you choose the Supercharged XFR trim you receive a beast of a car that can run with the best in the luxury midsize segment. The cost of the base model starts at around fifty one thousand dollars and may increase depending on the trim and options.