As part of the XF’s latest model year updates, Jaguar has unveiled special edition variants of the executive sedan

Jaguar has given its 5-series-rivalling XF Sedan and Estate the same Chequered Flag special edition treatment as its F-type sports car. The Chequered Flag special edition was initially introduced to celebrate the British marque’s 70 years of sports car history, and includes a host of upgrades over the standard car, with exterior enhancements, unique interior design elements and a handful of options you can spec on the standard XF as standard.

Setting the model apart from a R-Sport is a standard Black Pack swapping out chrome elements on the grille and window surrounds, body-coloured side sills, a subtle boot lip spoiler, 18-inch ‘Chalice’ wheels in gloss black, Chequered Flag edition-branded side vents and a choice of three colours – Yulong White, Santorini Black and Eiger Grey.

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The Navigation Pro infotainment system is also included as standard alongside a 12.3-inch digital dial pack and keyless entry. A recent addition to the range is the Smartphone Pack, finally bringing long-overdue smartphone mirroring to the XF.

Inside, leather R-Sport seats in a choice of black or black on red colour combinations with contrast stitching are standard. The tread plates also receive chequered flag branding alongside a Dark Hex aluminium trim finish.

Ian Callum, Jaguar director of design, said: ‘The XF Sedan and Sportbrake combine the elegance and exceptional performance which underline all Jaguars. Both XF models feature beautiful silhouettes giving them a dynamic appearance perfectly suited to the Chequered Flag badge.’