New Jaguar XF Goes The Distance

New Jaguar XF goes the distance

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The new Jaguar XF, now fitted with a 2.2 litre four-cylinder engine, has proven to be the manufacturer’s most efficient model yet.

This is after completing an 816-mile journey from the factory it was built in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, all the way to Munich, Germany on one tank of diesel.

Driven by an independent tester with a navigator accompanying, the XF passed through four countries, taking in country roads, motorways and dense urban traffic.

The XF, which had travelled just over 3,000 miles, used up just 64 litres of fuel to average a fuel economy of 57mpg through the journey.

With the new 2.2 litre engine, the XF delivers 190hp, allowing the saloon to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 8.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 140mph.

Not only does the XF have impressive fuel economy, the saloon emits just 149g/km of CO2. New features have been added to enhance the XF’s efficiency further, including a new eight-speed automatic gearbox and a Stop-Start system for the engine, a first for a Jaguar.

Sporting a new look, upgraded interior and equipment as well as the improved efficiency and economy, the new Jaguar XF is set to be an all round improvement on its popular successor.

The XF 2.2 is scheduled to launch in the UK this September as part of Jaguar’s 2012 model range.

Pricing for the diesel saloon will start from £30,950, while the range-topping model in the range, the XFR, will cost £65,350.