Hi all I have joined as my present car a Lexus is250 is ready to change and I fancy an XF but know nothing about them so I thought this would be the place to start for info and advice here's to a lot of posts and discusiions.
you won't be disappointed with xf, don't know your budget, but go as new as poss. 2012-2015 model being a must (or newer if you can afford).
engine wise, depending on your mileage -
petrols 3.0 V6 380bhp (i believe) or 5.0 V8 (much more...)
diesels 2.2 V4 163/200 bhp and 3.0 V6 275bhp - which is the best engine for xf imho (avg 40mpg over my commute every day, 30miles each way, mixed roads, city)
any engine is matched with 8 speed semi auto gearbox, shift paddles (standard) are god sent as in my opinion, when in full auto mode it's a bit slow responsive to your right foot demands gearbox is perfectly matched with 3.0 diesel, 2.2 not so much. don't know about petrol's.
trim levels - a few, premium luxury being a min imho (2012/2015 model), they slightly changed 2016 - onwards
my 2012 3.0 ds was best drive i ever had. now owning xe, which is as good as if not better (drives better but trim level bit worse, so jury still out )
if you can, go for v6 diesel - XFS version - it has upgraded suspension, breaks, seats. although it all depends on your needs/budget. good luck
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