For the 2017 model year, the Jaguar XF gains a number of revisions, including the option of all-wheel-drive (AWD) on a new 180PS 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit.

Although AWD has previously been available on the 3.0-litre supercharged models, this is the first time it’s been offered on a four-cylinder diesel.

Power is sent to the rear wheels in normal driving, with torque transferred to the front wheels by Jaguar’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD), which first appeared on the F-Type AWD.

Integrated with the stability control and torque vectoring functions, IDD uses a predictive algorithm to estimate the level of available traction at the road surface, allowing it to proactively transfer torque as required.

So equipped, the Jaguar XF can accelerate from rest to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds, before topping out at 138 mph.  Economy is expected to be up to 57.7  mpg, with CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.

This new all-weather combination will be available in all markets worldwide from the 2017 model year.

Also available on 2.0-litre diesel models (at least those with automatic transmissions) is the company’s Configurable Dynamics system.

It allows the driver to fine tune settings for throttle response, steering, suspension and transmission.  Models fitted with the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system will also benefit from Dynamic-i, a system that incorporates a stop-watch, g-meter, lap timer, and graphical read-outs of brake and accelerator usage.

Manual transmission models will also now be offered with Adaptive Dynamics, Jaguar’s continuously variable damping system.

The revised Jaguar XF will be offered in a choice of five grades – Pure, Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport and S – with a total of six engine options: 2.0-litre diesels of 163PS and 180PS, a 240PS 2.0-litre petrol, a 300PS 3.0-litre diesel, and two supercharged 3.0-litre petrol units with 340PS or 380PS.

The 2017 Jaguar XF is expected to be available from the spring.