Jaguar XF is best diesel car of 2011

The new 2012 Jaguar XF was given some refreshed styling as part of an update but the biggest changes came in the shape of a 2.2-litre engine capable of returning 52.3mpg and delivering sub-150g/km of CO2 emissions.

Now the most frugal engine ever used on the executive saloon has helped the car take the Best Diesel Car title at the Scottish Car of the Year awards.

Judges from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) however, were quick to praise the luxury, refinement and driving ability of the new Jaguar XF as well as the new engine option.

ASMW Secretary, Stephen Park: “Diesel cars are now about so much more than just fuel economy. We expect superb refinement and a great drive as standard, so to win this award needs a truly polished performer.”

So popular is the new 2012 Jaguar XF engine that it is expected to account for nearly half of all XF sales across the UK next year.

However, it was not the only Jaguar car to pick up an award at the annual ceremony. The fastest Jaguar available to buy today, the Jaguar XKR-S, was named as winner of the sporting category at the awards.

Park, who described the car as ‘jet-like’, said; ‘It’s easy to be impressed by fast cars, but this year’s sporting category winner simply took our breath away.”

With a 0-60mph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 186mph courtesy of a 5.0-litre V8 engine, the Jaguar XKR-S delivers 542bhp – but this comes at a price of nearly £100,000.

A third Jaguar, the iconic Jaguar E-Type, was named Most Iconic Car of the Past 50 Years at the awards.