A new 160bhp version of the Jaguar XF powered by a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine, is about to hit the market, and set a new entry-level price point at £30K. Developed from the existing 187bhp model, which recently crossed the United States averaging 62.9mpg, the new, lower output derivative of the 2.2-litre engine puts out a mere 149g/km and the combined consumption is 52.3mpg.
Despite the lower starting price the new model features an extensive range of standard equipment including suedecloth and leather seats, a touch screen centrally mounted display, electronic climate control and an advanced eight-speed gearbox complete with automatic Stop-Start.
The 160bhp XF 2.2D is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60mph in 9.5 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 130 mph. Jaguar dealers are taking orders for the new car now ahead of the first deliveries taking place in March.