The Jaguar XF lives in very competitive segment alongside the BMW 5 series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6. All three of those cars offer something Jaguar does not: a four-cylinder diesel engine. This is a curious situation, since 80 percent of all 5 series sales are the four-cylinder 520d model in Jaguar's home market in the UK.

That situation looks set to change this fall when the XF will get the 2.2-liter inline-four diesel from the Land Rover Freelander. Jaguar is currently modifying the engine, which was designed for transverse mounting in the Freelander, to be longitudinally mounted in the XF. The diesel is expected to be mated with an automatic transmission with automatic start-stop. This configuration should get the XF's CO2 emissions under 150 g/km (like the new Lotus Elise!). Unfortunately, we are unlikely to see this model in the U.S. market.

[Source: Top Gear]

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