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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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Will86 24 January 2012

Re: New Jag: Guilding the Pig

The Apprentice wrote:

1cfc1 wrote:

This 161bhp version is spun out to look like a £1000 saving from Jaguar. It is in fact the price the 188bhp version should have been from the start. For each 188bhp version produced, Jaguar are making a quick £1000 profit from a different ECU map.

As I mentioned earlier I suspect you will find there is more cut off the spec. than just the headline bhp, in fact it may turn out to be more than a thousand pounds worth of cut spec.!

I suspect this base version will also have competitive lease rates to entice company car drivers. Personally though, as much as I like the XF I'd take a 520d auto any day.

CambsBill 17 January 2012

Re: New Jag XF dips below £30k

Autocar wrote:
below £30,000 for the first time
Didn't the V6 petrol have a sticker price under £30k at launch?

JamPal 17 January 2012

Re: New Jag XF dips below £30k

Brava wrote:

Grace and space.

Space? in a Jag? Lol. Since when?