Still retaining the XF’s core values as a refined and luxurious sports saloon, and distinguished by a discreet 'S' badge, the XF Diesel S features a high performance AJ-V6D Gen III S, 3.0-litre, diesel engine delivering 202kW and a massive 600Nm.
Accelerating from 0-100km/h in 6.0 seconds, 1.8 seconds quicker than the 2.7-litre model, the 'S' also features impressive in-gear acceleration with a 80-110km/h time of just 3.2 seconds (maximum speed is electronically limited to 250km/h).
Featuring parallel sequential turbochargers to help deliver the high levels of power and torque seamlessly and with effortless flexibility, this engine is perfectly matched to Jaguar’s sophisticated six-speed ZF 6HP28 automatic transmission.
“The new parallel sequential turbocharger system on our new V6 diesel delivers V8 levels of performance from very low revs. It’s a power unit that offers superb flexibility and remarkably low fuel consumption and emissions, while building on the refinement that has become a trademark of our Jaguar diesel engines” says Ron Lee, group chief engineer, powertrain.
A 176kW version is also available which produces 16 percent more power and a 15 percent increase in torque over the 2.7-litre diesel it replaces, allowing the XF to reach 100km/h in 6.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 239km/h.
As yet there is no word on timing or price for the Australian market, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.