Jaguar XF Diesel Bound For North America With All-Wheel Drive
January 12th, 2016 12:23 PM Share
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.
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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Published January 12th, 2016 2:00 PM
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- GregLocock Two adjacent states in Australia have different attitudes to roadworthy inspections. In NSW they are annual. In Victoria they only occur at change of ownership. As you'd expect this leads to many people in Vic keeping their old car.So if the worrywarts are correct Victoria's roads would be full of beaten up cars and so have a high accident rate compared with NSW. Oh well, the stats don't agree.https://www.lhd.com.au/lhd-insights/australian-road-death-statistics/
- Lorenzo In Massachusetts, they used to require an inspection every 6 months, checking your brake lights, turn signals, horn, and headlight alignment, for two bucks.Now I get an "inspection" every two years in California, and all they check is the smog. MAYBE they notice the tire tread, squeaky brakes, or steering when they drive it into the bay, but all they check is the smog equipment and tailpipe emissions.For all they would know, the headlights, horn, and turn signals might not work, and the car has a "speed wobble" at 45 mph. AFAIK, they don't even check EVs.
- Not Tire shop mechanic tugging on my wheel after I complained of grinding noise didn’t catch that the ball joint was failing. Subsequently failed to prevent the catastrophic failure of the ball joint and separation of the steering knuckle from the car! I’ve never lived in a state that required annual inspection, but can’t say that having the requirement has any bearing on improving safety given my experience with mechanics…
- Mike978 Wow 700 days even with the recent car shortages.
- Lorenzo The other automakers are putting silly horsepower into the few RWD vehicles they have, just as Stellantis is about to kill off the most appropriate vehicles for that much horsepower. Somehow, I get the impression the OTHER Carlos, Tavares, not Ghosn, doesn't have a firm grasp of the American market.
But can I get as a brown wagon with a manual transmission?
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.