You will still be smiling at the end of the journey.
Delightful touches that abound: a starter button that throbs with life, a gear selector knob that rises from the centre-console into your hand and air vents sweeping open as the car comes to life.
The twin-turbo 2.7-litre diesel V6 is no fine-tuned sprinter but it is strong and it is quick on the move - call for effort anywhere in the mid-range and the 435Nm of torque is ready and waiting.
At north of $100,000 the XF is not cheap -and $2700 for metallic paint is pure cheek - but what price fun?
The feel-good factor is so strong you can even forgive its greatest shortcoming, the overly light and over-assisted steering.
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