A new Jaguar XF 2.2D sedan has just been driven from the company's headquarters in Birmingham, UK, across to Munich in Germany on a single tank of diesel. This makes it the most fuel efficient Jaguar sedan in the company's history.
Using its standard 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, Jaguar claims the new XF 2.2D was able to cover the journey on one 64-litre tank of diesel. The overall trip was 1312km, which means the big Jag sipped fuel at an average rate of 4.9L/100km.
The XF wasn't driven by Jaguar either, it was steered by independent test driver, David Madgwick, and his navigator, Alexander Madgwick. After final checks, the XF had its fuel cap sealed at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich plant and the pair were sent on their way.
Upon arrival in Munich, the drivers were met by Jaguar XF Chief Programme Engineer, Andy Whyman. Mr Whyman recently said,
"The entire development team is very proud of what the new XF 2.2 has achieved – this not only proves the efficiency of the new model but underlines that performance and economy can be combined."
It's not a bad effort, considering the XF 2.2D offers 142kW of power and 450Nm of torque. The Jag is also able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 8.5 seconds.
The Jaguar XF 2.2D isn't on sale yet, but reports suggest the car will be in international showrooms by September this year.