A few days ago Jaguar sent an XF 2.2 Diesel on a journey across America from New York to Los Angeles. The car finished its trip yesterday having achieved amazing numbers.
During this eight-day tour the XF crossed 11 states and three time zones, covered over 2,884-miles and most importantly set an average fuel economy record of 62.9 mpg, with 67 mpg peak.
That makes the XF 2.2 the most fuel efficient Jaguar in history. The factory-standard right-hand-drive car only required four stops for fuel throughout the journey.And it’s not like they’ve been on an eco drive either. The independent drivers maintained average speed of 53 mph and encountered real life situations including the busy roads exiting New York and, towards the end of the trip, entering Los Angeles, road works, high winds and a climb to 7,275 feet above sea level.
Jaguar has always been great at making refined diesel engines that offer the best compromise between performance and fuel economy. This car does 62 mpg, and it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds, and it hits 140 mph top speed. You don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.
Paul Alcock, XF Project Manager, Jaguar Cars, who was present throughout the journey, commented: ‘This project was designed primarily to test the potential economy of the XF 2.2. The incredible figures achieved by the car were accomplished through making every element of the new XF as efficient as possible – from its aerodynamics to its four-cylinder 2.2-litre diesel engine linked to an eight-speed gearbox. The whole XF team is incredibly proud of what’s been achieved and it’s a graphic demonstration of the strength, engineering integrity and efficiency of the car.’