New 161bhp version of 2.2-litre turbodiesel brings down the cost of the XF to below £30,000

A new-entry level version of the Jaguar XF has been launched, bringing the price of the BMW 5-series rival below £30,000 for the first time. The latest £29,950 XF is powered by a 161bhp version of the 2.2-litre turbodiesel Jaguar recently added to the XF range.

The new model can crack 0-62mph in 9.8sec and reach a top speed of 130mph. Combined economy is rated at 52.3mpg and it emits 149g/km of CO2. For comparison, the 188bhp 2.2D XF offers identical economy and CO2 but it covers the 0-62mph sprint in 8.5sec and reaches a top speed of 142mph. Both cars feature an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox with stop-start.

Standard equipment on the new model includes part-leather seats, a touchscreen in the centre console and climate control. The latest XF is available to order at Jaguar showrooms now, its list price being £1000 less than the current entry-level model.

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16 January 2012

Grace and space.

16 January 2012

Clearly aimed at the company car driver, this is a good deal.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

16 January 2012

drivethedeal is quoting an XF 2.2d SE 4dr Auto at £27600 anyway, (£3280 off) and thats the normal one with 188bhp!

This new weedy basic one should be £25K cash then.

16 January 2012

Whilst having a brand new XF for under £30k might seem like a good deal, having this engine for just under £30k seems like a bit of a rip off. So I guess it balances out as being somewhat average value for money.

16 January 2012

I think it's about time Jaguar offered Ford's 240bhp EcoBoost engine in the XF.

16 January 2012

[quote Fidji]I think it's about time Jaguar offered Ford's 240bhp EcoBoost engine in the XF[/quote]

I think its about time Jaguar offered a manual box in the XF (with the 240 BHP ecoboost?)

16 January 2012

[quote Brava]Grace and space[/quote]

well its 2/3rds of the old Jags isnt it

16 January 2012

[quote artill]

[quote Brava]Grace and space[/quote]

well its 2/3rds of the old Jags isnt it

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Still faster than a 4.2 XJ6 auto, though.

16 January 2012

[quote artill]

[quote Fidji]I think it's about time Jaguar offered Ford's 240bhp EcoBoost engine in the XF[/quote]

I think its about time Jaguar offered a manual box in the XF (with the 240 BHP ecoboost?)

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Does Jaguar not even offer a manual 'box even with the diesel four pot? If not, then it is turning its back on a large part of the market, and is also missing out on an opportunity to net some lower CO2 emission figures across the range.

16 January 2012

[quote Submariner Redux]Still faster than a 4.2 XJ6 auto, though[/quote]

True, although that might change if you were to use the old 3 speed auto on the diesel and the 8 speed on the series 3

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