New 2010 Jaguar XF Diesel and Diesel S Variants Announced
The fresh-faced Jaguar XF will soon be available with a 3.0-liter diesel that Jag claims will do 0 to 60 mph in under six seconds and deliver 42 mpg on the European combined cycle. Jaguar is calling the 2010 XF Diesel S a high-performance diesel, and will offer a standard (slightly detuned) diesel trim as well.
The new Gen III V-6 diesel engine replaces the 2.7-liter diesel engine for the 2010 model year. It uses parallel sequential turbochargers to deliver the performance of a V-8 engine at very low rpms. With the new powerplant, the Diesel S will make 271 horsepower and turn out 442 lb-ft of torque. The Diesel S cuts 1.8 seconds off of the old 2.7-liter’s 0-60 mph time and tops out at an electronically limited 155 mph.
The standard diesel XF makes a respectable 237 hp and should get the XF to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. The maximum speed for the standard diesel is 149 mph and it obtains the same 42 mpg on the combined cycle.
Jaguar promises that it will announce pricing for the two models soon. Hopefully while they are at it, the folks at Jag will consider unleashing the cleaner, higher performance diesel cat in the U.S. market. However, we won’t get our hopes up.