Jaguar has shipped an XF 2.2 diesel from company’s HQ to America to take part in a big challenge.
The diesel Jag is set out to cross eleven states in seven days. That is a distance of 2,800 miles.
Earlier this year this car was driven from the factory at Castle Bromwich to Munich – a distance of 816 miles – on a single tank of diesel. This time though, they actually want to see how frugal the engine can be. It will also be good publicity for the diesel saloon in America.
The car will be driven by independent UK test drivers David and Alexander Madgwick, and will be fitted with a GPS device will be fitted to the car to allow the project to be interactive – the daily progress of the XF as it travels from coast to coast. This XF is of course factory standard.
Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel has 190 PS and 332 lbs ft of torque, and does 0 to 60 in 8 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph. Despite the pretty good performance, it can reach up to 57 mpg and emits just 149 g/km of CO2.