2012 Jaguar XF: Still Great With Half the Cylinders
March 28, 2013
After so much time spent in our Jaguar XF Supercharged, I was curious to see what it was like when you removed half its cylinders and nearly half the horsepower in the new base 2.0 model.
Though its 0-60 time of around 8 seconds may be unimpressive, in practice I found this 240-horspower turbocharged four-cylinder to provide plenty of punch for this heavy midsize sedan. Its 251 pound-feet of torque is more than ample enough for journeys around town and gets off the line with authority. You can even get the traction control to say hello when powering around corners. However, it runs out of steam on the high end, resulting in that slower 0-60 time and a power delivery that's almost diesel-like.
In the end, the XF 2.0 doesn't feel slow. It just makes our Supercharged feel hilariously overpowered.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor