Jaguar XF diesel crosses America

The 2.2-litre Jaguar XF will start in New York and aim to arrive in Los Angeles in seven days. This 2,800 mile journey has been arranged to evaluate the cars efficiency after the engine was introduced to the range earlier this year.

The Jaguar XF’s last long distance trip was earlier in 2011 where it travelled 816 miles on a single tank of diesel from Castle Bromwich to Munich achieving an average mile per gallon figure of 57.

With the use of a GPS device the daily progress of the XF trip will be interactive and its average speed and economy can be tracked online.

The Jaguar XF is without a doubt a premium executive car that not only looks stylish, but gives good performance figures when it comes to power and emissions.

The XF’s engine, a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel, produces 190PS and 450Nm of torque. This engine delivers a top speed of 140mph and has a 0-62mph capability of just eight seconds. When it comes to emissions the XF emits just 149 g/km of C02, making it the most efficient in the XF range.

The 2.2-litre engine is available with all trim-levels of the XF model; this includes the SE, Luxury, Premium luxury and Portfolio levels.

The new Jaguar XF has been recognised in a number of international awards over the previous two years since its UK launch. For example, it won What Cars? ‘Executive car of the year’ for 2011 and Auto Express’s ‘Car of the decade’.

The Jaguar XF is on sale in the UK now from £30,950 on the road.