The Jaguar XF is the modern take on a classic four-door, five seat sports sedan, combining a beguiling touch of nostalgia with just the right amount of modern sophistication. 

The coupe-esque rear lines and the bulging bonnet hark back to a time when Jaguar was at the peak of its powers, while the restrained balance of the design points to a wider audience for a reborn brand.

The latest XF has finally been graced with one of the brand’s feistier engines; a 3.0-litre supercharged petrol V6 that also sees duty in the F-Type and F-Pace. Can it still compete against its rivals like the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series?