More efficient engine options for Jaguar XF, limited-edition Volkswagen Amarok revealed, Skoda Yeti Adventure model launched
13 June 2013

JLR has improved the efficiency of the Jaguar XF saloon and Sportbrake engine range. Jaguar’s 2.2-litre diesel ECO2 stop-start engine, now capable of achieving 57.7mpg with a CO2 figure of just 129g/km.

Volkswagen is releasing a special version Amarok, called the Amarok edition. Limited to 300 vehicles, it will feature more than £3,400 worth of additional equipment, including 18-inch alloy wheels, special decals and a five-inch touchscreen. Prices will start at £22,495.

Skoda is offer £2250 worth of extra equipment on top of a Yeti SE for no extra cost with a new special edition called Adventure. Sat-nav and 17in alloys are among the additions for the £18,640 model, which is on sale now. Two 2.0 TDI engines are offered. 

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13 June 2013

So the XF is still miles away from the 5-Series and E-Class in terms of efficiency, despite the improvements. I think it will continue to be nowhere near as successful as those two as a company car, which is where the bulk of sales for these cars lies.

13 June 2013

even as far back as three years ago the BMW 2.0 efficient dynamics engine was down to 109g/km Co2. In fact, the Sunday Times compared that and the 1.6 Blue Motion Passat. Both cars managed over 1000 miles per tank full in these tests. Of what i recall, the Passat was slightly ahead on consumption, but not by much. There is an important object lesson here. If Jaguar want to crack the all important fleet market, which is apprently shrinking, they need this new 3 Series wannabe to be super efficient at the very least. 

20 June 2013

14MY E220 cdi auto = 128g/km, A6 2.0 tdi auto = 132g/km, 520d se auto = 123 g/km

 So - if this latest XF 2.2d auto is 129g/km - exactly how is this " miles away from 5 series and E Class in terms of efficiency ".
I think the reality is that BMW is marginally ahead of the others - XF and E Class can't be split, Audi have some work to do.

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