Jaguar reveal diesel powered entry-level XF

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Recently car manufacturer Jaguar has enjoyed increased sales in the past year, and the company is now looking build on this. Now Jaguar reveal a diesel powered entry level XF model to be released later this year.

The car manufacturer owned by Tata Motors has announced the new model that will feature the lower powered 163hp engine, which is from the company’s existing 2.2-litre four cylinder turbo diesel unit. The power plant is identical to its bigger powered 190hp version but has been detuned, which according to MSN will return an impressive 52.3mpg with emission levels at 149g/km CO2.

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What may be slightly surprising though as these are exactly the same figures for the more powerful version of the engine. As with the 2.2 version the transmission is an eight speed automatic unit that features an automatic engine stop-start.

The performance is still quite impressive despite the power decrease with a top speed of 130mph, and accelerating from 0 to 62mph in 9.8 seconds. But the big selling point from the company is that the model range will now start at £29,950, which will provide the cheapest way so far to get into the XF line up.

Jaguar are claiming that the new 163hp XF “is aimed at delivering greater value than ever before”, and at the price level will come in cheaper than models from rivals such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which all have models at a similar level that are priced over the £30,000 mark.

You won’t be disappointed with the equipment level inside the cheaper XF though, which will include half leather seats, center mounted touch screen display, climate control, and automatic stop-start technology all as standard.

The lower priced XF is available to order now with deliveries in the UK believed to be in March. Other regions are currently unknown and the same engine is also expected to become available in the upcoming XF Sportbrake estate model.

Would you get the XF if you had the money?