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The XE's charming chassis and clattery diesel is an automotive odd couple.


It's not every day that you see a diesel Jaguar XF on these shores. In fact, at least officially, there's only one. And it just completed a cross-country road trip that took it from New York to Los Angeles.

A week ago, we heard that Jaguar was going to add a plug-in hybrid powertrain (or extended range electric setup, if that's your name of choice) version to the 2011 XJ. Before that happens, though, Jaguar will be releasing standard powertrain versions of the all-new XJ in July and the company has just released a teaser shot of this car that shows off the panoramic glass roof. This year's XJ will use what Jaguar calls the "ultra-efficient Gen III petrol" engine; a V6 diesel will also be available

Somebody get the record player out and put on Al Stewart, because this is turning into The Year of the Cat. The English marque just showed off the new XFR and XKR, a slightly modified XFR broke the company's speed record formerly held by the Jaguar XJ220, and chatter suggests that the automaker is working on a new supercar. On top of all that, the Jaguar XF 2.7 V6 Diesel Luxury has won the What Car? magazine award for Best Executive Sedan for the second year in a row.