• Apr 8, 2010
2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged – Click above for high-res image gallery

When Jaguar first introduced the XF here in the States, no one batted an eye when the car only came in V8 flavors. After all, a luxury sedan demands eight cylinders, right? Sort of. Skip across the Atlantic, and buyers have less interest in a fuel-swilling eight pot. Instead, the luxo-barges of the old country typically run smaller, more efficient diesel mills. Except in Jaguar's case, the company only offers a V6 oilburner in the XF line.

Word has it that the big cat is out to fix the issue. Starting this fall, Europeans are likely to start seeing a twin-turbo 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine crop up on the option sheet. The powerplant is being refitted from Land Rover Freelander (LR2) duty, but will feature quite a bit more power and a new start/stop system to help keep fuel consumption low. Will they bring it to the States? Sure, right after Michael Jackson rises from the grave to run as Sarah Palin's VP candidate for 2012.



[Source: Top Gear]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Europeans demand Jaguar's 3-litre diesel for Mustang.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Diesel options will never be available for US consumers so long as a gaggle of unelected, unaccountable, power-mad bureaucrats in Sacramento are the ones making the decisions for us.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Perhaps the biggest hindrance to diesels are the added vehicle cost and the perceived cost of pricier (per unit) diesel fuel. Plus the new diesel regs make the tech even more costly (or the urea replacement that is expensive AND a hassle).

      Until the US changes to the euro way of cracking oil there will not be a noticeable offering of car-based diesels.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well how long does the emissions fluid last for? I know you need it in the 330D as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You mean Jaguar is still in business?
      • 4 Years Ago
      No particular connection to this specific post, but I've just realized that this car utterly bores me now. I remember it being quite exciting at unveiling, but it has officially run its course for me. Wake me when the replacement is due.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sweet! But like they said, we'll never see the diesel. People here would rather overweight expensive hybrids.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Um, no, Skablaw. That's why Mercedes is thinking of going all hybrid. Lexus is talking the same. So um...no, skablaw.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Um, no, SimpleCar. People here would rather not have any alternative-energy luxury sedans at all. That's why it isn't being offered with a hybrid, either.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think anyone who wants a large expensive car is going to have to realise that the equation in the future will no longer include wasting fuel. Wanting and/or having to spend a lot of money for luxury and or/power is not the same thing as using more fuel then you need to.If you cant afford the fuel saving technology then buy a smaller vehicle !!!

      Therefore diesels and hybrid petrol and diesel and full electric will become more common in future as a way of reducing needless consumption and resultant pollution. Otherwise car makers will not meet the CAFE and EEC regulations and will be heavily fined which will increase the cost of luxury cars anyway.

      • 4 Years Ago
      "Sure, right after Michael Jackson rises from the grave to run as Sarah Palin's VP candidate for 2012."

      Too soon.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's never too soon to make fun of Sarah Palin's political ambitions.