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Jaguar XF and XE R-Dynamic Black updated

Jaguar XF Saloon and Sportbrake get new R-Dynamic Black models, while the Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black gains an enhanced specification.

Jaguar XF Saloon (pictured) and Sportbrake get new R-Dynamic Black models, while the Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Black gains an enhanced specification

Following the introduction last year of the XE R-Dynamic Black, the XF’s Black Pack has been enhanced, with the Gloss Black finish applied to the door mirror caps and side sills in addition to the grille, grille surround, side window surrounds, fender vents, rear badges, and – on the Sportbrake – the roof rails. There’s also privacy glass and a panoramic roof – features that are now standard on the XE R-Dynamic Black too. Also added are 19-inch wheels with a Gloss Black finish – together with red brake calipers.

The XE R-Dynamic Black is offered in a choice of metallic finishes – Firenze Red, Bluefire, Eiger Grey, Santorini Black or new Ostuni White, with the XF R-Dynamic Black models available in the full range of colours.

XF interiors are enhanced by a Premium Cabin Lighting feature, which offers a choice of 30 colours in place of the previous 10, while the improved Pivi Pro infotainment system has a range of embedded apps, including Spotify, and Apple CarPlay® as standard. Android Auto™ is standard too.

The R-Dynamic Black models, like all XE and XF models, are powered by 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, the latter electrified with a 48-volt mild hybrid (MHEV) system. All engines are matched to eight-speed automatic transmissions and are available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics.

The 204PS diesel engine develops 430Nm of torque and its Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) recuperates energy usually lost during braking or deceleration by storing it in a compact 48-volt lithium-ion battery: this energy is redeployed to assist the engine when accelerating away. It also makes the stop-start function quieter and faster than conventional systems.

The rear-wheel drive XE diesel delivers fuel economy of up to 58.9mpg and CO2 emissions from 127g/km. In the rear-wheel drive XF Saloon, it delivers corresponding figures of 57.6.mpg and 130g/km.

Available to order now, the XE R-Dynamic Black is priced from £33,470. XF Saloon and Sportbrake R-Dynamic Black models are priced from £37,535 and £39,395 respectively.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.