After launching the F-Type sports car, Jaguar needed something to balance out its carbon footprint and keep the green party happy. The 2014 XF ECO 2.2 Diesel is the answer. This is the most efficient a Jaguar can become without compromising on its traditional values: luxury, performance and refinement.
The XF ECO is powered by the firm’s new 2.2 liter diesel engine that has already set amazing economy records. It comes with an Intelligent Stop-Start system, new larger Exhaust Gas Recirculation valves and a revised cooling assembly, and an eight-speed gearbox that enables it to deliver amazing performance for a car of this type, while returning simply astonishing fuel consumption and CO2 numbers.
The diesel-powered four-banger makes 163 Ps and 400 Nm of torque, enough for a 0 to 60 time of 9.8 seconds a top speed of 130 mph. Granted, those figures are not exactly encouraging, but they are acceptable, on account of the engine being pretty frugal for its size.
You can get up to 57.7mpg out of this car, with a CO2 figure of just 129g/km. That CO2 figure comes with many tax advantages, especially for company car drivers. The good thing is that despite all the Eco tweakery that is going on here, this XF is still a pure Jag at heart.
The 2014 XF models also benefit from an extended navigation system with features such as intuitive mapping as well as iGO primo, which adds a range of comprehensive address search options, a smart keyboard and one-way road visualisation.
The 2014 XF ECO comes as both sedan and Sportbrake estate. The new modelyear gets new colors too: Osmium replacing Crystal Blue and Dark Sapphire replacing Indigo Blue.