Jagura XF is currently undergoing a cosmetic surgery. Along with the XF’s looks, Jaguar also debuts a brand-new 2.2 liter diesel engine designed mainly for fuel efficiency.
Despite that it generates a very good for its displacement 190 PS and 332 lbs ft of torque. As for the economy, it returns 52.3 mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 149 g/km of CO2. It is installed in a north-south configuration for the first time and promises a quieter operation than regular diesel engines.
Jaguar has always been good at making decent diesel engines. As Top Gear proved their 3.0 liter diesel V6 can take you from Switzerland back to Newcastle on one tank. The same engine is gutsy enough to take you around the Nurburgring in well under 10 minutes.
The new common rail 2.2 liter unit though is more economy-focused as it comes with a water-cooled turbocharger with low-friction pistons, new injectors and a new crankshaft, plus a new intelligent Stop-Start system.
The new XF test mule also debuts an advanced eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. The seventh and eighth gears in this new box are effectively overdrive gears for balance between efficiency and performance. With this transmission, the XF 2.2 diesel goes form 0 to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 140 mph.