More Details On Jaguar XF Four-Cylinder Diesel Due At New York Auto Show

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2012 Jaguar XF development mule

2012 Jaguar XF development mule

Today new stats on Jaguar's upcoming 2.2-liter diesel for the XF sedan have emerged. We've already seen the core details of the new engine--in late March, Jaguar released an official teaser of the oil-burner inside a thinly disguised "development mule."

At the time we figured it was unlikely the engine would come to the U.S., and we still doubt it will--but a New York Auto Show unveiling at least raises the spectre of consideration for our market. At a whopping 52.2 mpg rating, according to Ward's Auto, the proposition would certainly be attractive to people looking for an efficient, yet still stylish and decidedly non-hybrid-looking luxury sedan.

Packing 190 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, the 2.2-liter diesel won't set the performance world aflame, but at the same time, it would more than meet most drivers' needs. A top speed of 140 mph and 8.5-second 0-60 mph performance is nothing to sneeze at.

The new diesel-powered XF is also expected to show off a ZF-developed eight-speed automatic transmission and new front and rear fascia as well. We'll be live at the New York Auto Show with a full contingent, so look forward to the first live shots, full details, and more next week.

[Ward's Auto]

2012 Jaguar XF development mule

2012 Jaguar XF development mule

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Comments (3)
  1. Maybe if the Germans do well selling diesels in the USA, then maybe Jag will bring diesels to the States, a man can dream.

  2. Wow! I'm going to sign up?!!!

  3. Jaguar might be testing the waters with this display at the New York Auto Show. With gas prices reaching $ 4.20 in Chicago and similar increases elsewhere, the idea of a luxury sedan that gives 52 mpg may suddenly be very attractive. It doesn't look like the political upheaval in the Middle East is going to end anytime soon, and fuel efficient cars may be more fashionable for this single reason.

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