Jaguar put its money where its mouth is, and takes on a challenge to prove the new XF 2.2 diesel is the most efficient Jaguar yet produced.
In this challenge they had to drive the car from the factory in which it was created at Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, to Munich. That’s a distance of 816 miles across four countries. And they had to do it on a single tank of diesel.
The Jag XF 2.2 easily managed that averaging an astonishing 57 mpg. It is all the more incredible when you realize the car’s not a pathetic Bluemotion hatchback, or a hybrid. It is a full-on luxury saloon with great looks, enormous comfort and convenience and very decent performance. The XF was driven by David Madgwick, an independent tester, accompanied by navigator Alexander Madgwick.
The new 2.2 litre diesel engine in the XF diesel makes 190 PS and 332 lbs ft of torque and enables the car to g from nought to 60 mph in 8.5-seconds, and keep on going right up to 140 mph top speed. The XF 2.2 emits just 149 g/km of CO2. The new eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox and an innovative Stop-Start system contribute greatly to the car’s amazing economy and performance.