LA Show: Jaguar XFR-S

The Jaguar XFR-S has been officially unveiled at the 2012 LA motor show, with the highlights including 542bhp and a 186mph top speed

The Jaguar XFR-S saloon has been officially unveiled. Long rumoured and oft photographed in disguise, it’s been an open secret for a long time. The wraps have been pulled off at the 2012 Los Angeles motor show, and it’s an unsubtly styled rival to the BMW M5 and Mercedes CLS63 AMG. As predicted, power comes from the XKR-S coupe’s 5-litre supercharged V8, meaning 542bhp and 501lb ft of torque – respective climbs of 39bhp and 40lb ft over the standard XFR. That means a swifter 0-60mph time, down from 4.7 to 4.4sec, while the top speed’s electronic limiter has been raised from 155mph to 186mph.  In our experience, though, Jaguar limiters can be a bit soft, making 190mph-plus a possibility. That would mean eclipsing the BMW M5 equipped with its M Driver’s Package.

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