The XF Premium with the optional Portfolio Package (MSRP $61,000) is a special offering, combining the power of the AJ-V8 Gen III engine with luxury accoutrements from the XF Supercharged model. This is a journey deep into British luxury craftsmanship with lavish softgrain leather for the seats and doors, twin-stitched, contrast color leather for the dash top, warm Suedecloth headlining, Figured Ebony wood trim and knurled aluminum details, deep-pile carpet floor mats with contrast edging plus the convenience of a power rear sunblind and a heated steering wheel. (Heated front seats are already standard on all XF models.) This is luxury normally reserved for flagship models.
In addition, standard 20-inch “Senta” alloy wheels reinforce the XF’s cat-like road stance.
So thoroughly equipped is the XF Premium with Portfolio Package that there are but two factory options. One is the Bowers & Wilkins 440-watt audio system featuring a Dolby® Pro Logic® II surround-sound system and 13 speakers plus subwoofer. HD radio digital broadcasting allows FM reception equal to CD-quality sound and AM comparable to FM-quality.
The other option for this model is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which uses microwave radar technology to monitor slower moving traffic and can alert you to potential hazards ahead. It can also control both the throttle and brakes to help maintain a constant time gap to the vehicle in front. When the road ahead clears, the system automatically accelerates the XF back to your preset speed.
Keep in mind that the XF already starts at a higher level of luxury than competitive models from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Even the entry XF comes standard with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a navigation system, iPod connectivity, keyless start and SIRIUS Satellite Radio – extra cost options on some XF competitors. (Ask a BMW dealer to explain whatleatherette is!)