By on January 12, 2016

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Undeterred by industry trends that are currently making oil-burners unattractive, Jaguar will release a 2-liter turbodiesel in the XF sedan for North America, coupled with optional all-wheel drive. Additionally, Jaguar’s “Configurable Dynamics” tech will be available on the diesel, allowing for customized suspension and steering tuning, as well as dynamic throttle mapping and shift behavior.

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A paltry 177 horsepower doesn’t seem particularly inspiring for a sports sedan, but the expected fuel economy will be attractive. All-wheel drive is tuned for a rear-drive bias, so the handling should be quite similar in dry conditions to the RWD saloon.

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27 Comments on “Jaguar XF Diesel Bound For North America with All-Wheel Drive...”


  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    “as well as dynamic throttle mapping”

    They’re going to reintroduce Lucas EFI!

    • 0 avatar
      wmba

      Diesels don’t even have throttles, so it’s hard to map them.

    • 0 avatar
      highdesertcat

      I think a lot more people will be a great deal more excited about…

      http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a27874/jeep-wrangler-pickup-truck-coming-in-2017/

      Jaggguuuuar is such a small niche market, most people don’t even pay attention to the brand.

  • avatar
    heavy handle

    Don’t you mean the XE? It’s so hard to tell the XF and XE apart from most angles, but it would make more sense for the newer, smaller car to get a 2.0 diesel.

    Ironically, I was reading yesterday that the 2.0 4 cylinder gasoline XE has been surprisingly popular in Europe, at the expense of the 2.0 diesel.

  • avatar
    Kyree S. Williams

    The diesel is part of Jaguar/Land Rover’s new “Ingenium” family of modular inline engines. I’m not sure whether the new XE will bow with the gasoline-powered Ingenium 2.0T or the Ford-sourced 2.0T (EcoBoost), but the gasoline Ingeinum four-cylinder will eventually make its way to the XE, XF and probably the F-Pace. Ingenium may also spawn an inline-six engine to replace the different flavors of the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 (which is literally a neutered AJ-V8 block with two missing cylinders and smaller bores)…and that would be awesome because Jaguar has historically done very well with straight-six engines.

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      I think the F-Pace could do great things for their sales. From their posted stats it seems both powerful and quick for the price at base level. Normally Jag gets you at the options table, but I guess we’ll see.

      http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/106c6c42a5e4076167bb4e33f160ac/202676829/Jaguar-F-Pace-009.jpg

      And it’s killer in BRG.

      • 0 avatar
        Kyree S. Williams

        Right. I looked at their price configurator and was seriously impressed that I could get one with the options wanted for a shade over $50K. I exceeded that with all of its competitors, including the X3 and XC60. Plus Jaguar has a better warranty now, which is a full 5 years and 60K miles for both bumper-to-bumper and powertrain, and I believe it covers all scheduled maintenance for that time period.

        I personally think BMW is stingier than Jaguar with options, by making cars with fewer options look very unappealing. For instance, BMW’s non-Sport, non-MultiContour seats with the Sensatec leatherette look and feel downright cheap. You can get better seats in a discounted base-model Sonata. Porsche is bad, too, but that’s par for the course.

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          I agree, they’re more a la carte than Volvo is with theirs. The X3 and X1 stand out as not great buys in my mind. Plus the X3 to my eyes looks ancient.

          I think the XC60 is a bit overpriced as well when I see how small it is on the inside, but I’d have it all day over the X3.

          Tell you what else, the XC60 is holding used values really well. And the design isn’t really aging either.

          • 0 avatar
            Davekaybsc

            The XC60 still looks pretty good from the outside, but from the inside, it looks ancient. The infotainment setup was designed prior to Volvo’s outgoing Sensus system that launched in the S60, and so the screen is microscopic.

            I’m not really a huge fan of any of the current compact luxury cute-utes, but the GLC is probably the best of what’s available.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            Kyree, I just built mine in BRG with tan leatherette for $50,9. It’s awesome that the base petrol engine is 340HP and supercharged, and AWD is standard. That’s nuts!

            I do -not- like that you must upgrade to the Prestige model to get real leather. Having said that, the light oyster leather comes with green stitching, so I’d end up with that. It’s also what you must do if you want wood trims.

            I end up at $58.

          • 0 avatar
            Kyree S. Williams

            The XC60 still looks great, especially in R-Design guise. But this Jaguar gives it a run for its money in the looks department. Plus, it’s got a longitude-engine (RWD-based) layout, which in my mind puts it a bit above the XC60 in prestige.

            The X3 looks stubby and, yes, old.

    • 0 avatar
      derekson

      I believe the XE and F-Pace will be the first models to get the JLR Ingenium petrol engine. That’s why neither has been announced to come to the US with a gas 4 cylinder yet.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      Kyree S. Williams,
      I thought Jag/Rover use the Lion series of V6 diesels?

  • avatar
    VoGo

    Etiquette question: Can rolling coal be considered classy if you:
    a) wear a shirt with a collar
    b) extend your pinky, and
    c) are driving a Jag?

  • avatar
    Vojta Dobeš

    I’ve driven that one this Saturday.

    It wasn’t good.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      Vojta Dobes,
      I must agree with you regarding the manner in which diesels are currently being used in vehicles in the EU.

      I had an Opel diesel in France last year. The vehicle did cruise well on the Autoroutes at 150kph and maintained it speed through hill and dale, but it lacked significant power for accelerating.

      If this Jag uses a 2.0 litre EcoBoost, which is the equivalent in power and torque to a 3.5 naturally aspirated V6, then a 2.0 litre diesel will not suffice if any form of performance is required.

      A 2.0 litre diesel might do well in a family hack, but this vehicle requires a better diesel. Even a 2 litre with a twin turbo setup to gain a few more horsepower.

      • 0 avatar
        Vojta Dobeš

        The horsepower isn’t a problem. The noise and utter lack of refinement is. There are good four-cylinder 2.0-ish diesels – plenty of them.

        But this one is noisy, rattly and unrefined. Especially when revved, it sounds just terrible. The 180hp is also a bit less than the XF would deserve, but I could live with that.

        Switching from XF to a Touran 2.0 TDI and realizing that the Volkswagen MPV has a far more refined engine, though, is something I can’t live with.

        In comparison, the Mercedes’ four-cylinder engines (I’ve tried SLK 250CDI and C220CDI recently) are wonderfully refined.

      • 0 avatar
        derekson

        The 2.0L turbodiesel they’re putting in these cars has 180 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. How is that not sufficient for a car this size?

  • avatar
    gmcd

    I was in the UK at Christmas and got one of these on a rental car upgrade. Drove it on some quieter backroads as well as freeway and was impressed by level of refinement, quiet engine, nicely matched automatic and the torque/power when needed. sheet metal is a little bland but still looked good from most angles. The diesel was impressive but can’t vouch for emissions!

  • avatar
    notapreppie

    But can I get as a brown wagon with a manual transmission?

  • avatar
    Jagboi

    I rented an XE in the UK just before Christmas with the 2.0D. Nice car, and nice engine. Not as refined as the 3.0D V6, but to be expected from a 4 cyliner. Plenty of power and torque, I was never wanting for more power. Transmission is well matched to the engine too.

    Over 900 miles of everything from Motorway driving to winding lanes in the Yorkshire dales to stuck in big city traffic I averaged 56 mpg. Certainly can’t complain about the way it drove.

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