- Revised diesel engine delivers 129g/km
- BIK tax band reduced to 17%
- New engine will bring XF closer to rivals
Jaguar has strengthened its company car appeal with the announcement of a new cleaner 2.2 diesel engine the company calls 'ECO2'.
The revised version of Jaguar’s four-cylinder 2.2-litre diesel engine will be launched in 2014 and is capable of achieving CO2 emissions of 129g/km, bringing the XF closer to its main rivals, the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6.
The new 163bhp engine works in combination with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Stop-Start system. New larger exhaust gas recirculation valves and a revised cooling assembly both contribute to a 6g/km reduction in emissions over the 2013 model.
This reduction in CO2 emissions will particularly please company car drivers who will benefit from a new 17% BIK band rather than 19%.
Capable of achieving a 57.7mpg average, the new engine will be available in both the saloon and Sportbrake estate. The 129g/km CO2 emissions will remain unchanged whether the driver chooses a four- or five-door model.
Jeremy Hicks, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover UK said:
“The 2014 XF with this revised engine calibration opens up the unique Jaguar ownership experience to a whole new segment. Cost-conscious drivers, business users and fleet managers will be able to enjoy the refinement, luxury and seductive design of a Jaguar while benefiting from its low emissions and high fuel efficiency.”
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