Jaguar continues development of the mid-cycle facelift of the Jaguar XJ, and this latest set of spy photos from our European spy photographers show the XJ on test at the Nurburgring, hinting at revised suspension settings.

From the side-by-side comparison images above you can see what’s changed with the front end. The XJ will get a completely new bumper reshaped around the main grille. The decorative trim where the fog lamps traditionally are have also been moved higher.

The fact that the headlamps are covered up also points to a revised design, perhaps employing LED technology to keep up with rivals such as the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Find out more about the current Jaguar XJ on and compare it to its nearest rivals.