2011 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Jaguar will unveil a face-lifted XF sedan, along with a new 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine, at the upcoming New York auto show.
- The four-cylinder diesel delivers 188 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque; mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic in the XF, it returns an average 44 mpg on the combined European cycle.
- The XF TDI gallops from 0-60 in less than 8.5 seconds, topping out at 140 mph.
- The diesel engine won't be available in the U.S.
COVENTRY, England — Jaguar will unveil a face-lifted XF sedan, along with a new 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, at the upcoming 2011 New York Auto Show.
The British automaker released teaser images of the 2012 XF undergoing tests with the new TDI engine, which delivers 188 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.
Jaguar said the engine, which is fitted with an intelligent stop-start system, returns an average 44 mpg on the combined European driving cycle.
Mated with a new ZF eight-speed automatic, the TDI engine will enable the 2012 XF to accelerate from 0-60 in less than 8.5 seconds. Top speed is 140 mph.
Jaguar said the test images were of "a prototype development vehicle," adding that the new diesel engine would debut "in a future XF production car" at the New York auto show.
A Jaguar spokesman on Friday told Inside Line: "Unfortunately, the 2.2 diesel will not be coming to the United States in the immediate future. The current market and regulatory environments prevent this."
Edmunds.com says: The mechanical changes may be more significant than the sheet-metal tweaks. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent