Jaguar Debuts 2 New Diesel Models in the U.S.

By Paul Riegler on 1 September 2016
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Ian Callum (r.), head of Jaguar design, with FBT's Jonathan Spira

Ian Callum (r.), head of Jaguar design, with FBT’s Jonathan Spira

Jaguar Land Rover announced the launch of two diesel-powered sedans in the United States.

Both come with the new Ingenium 2.0-liter inline four banger that develops 180 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 318 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.  The diesel engine is paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The engine uses what Jaguar terms “advanced lightweight aluminum construction” [the 20d engine weighs only 304 pounds (138 kilograms)] and the British automaker says it is the first of a new generation of Ingenium engines that will come to these shores.

Both new Jags are capable of achieving 42 mpg (5.6 l/100 km)  on the highway with the 20d engine.  In the case of the XF, that’s a 44% increase in fuel economy over the petrol version while producing almost the same amount of torque.

The the XE 20d starts at $34,900, while the XF 20d has an MSRP of  $47,450.

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