Jaguar has announced pricing and
the engine line-up for the new XF Sportbrake – the first
deliveries of which will take place in the UK towards the end of
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range of powerful, yet efficient,
diesel engines in 2.2- and
3.0-litre capacities, the XF Sportbrake marks the debut of new
derivatives based on the 2.2-litre diesel unit. The engine is
now available in 163 PS and 200 PS outputs – the latter
replacing the existing 190PS output engine. Both share highly
competitive CO2 emissions starting from just 135 g/km
and economy of 55.4 mpg.
Jaguar Land Rover will demonstrate the
ultra-low carbon XJ_e plug-in hybrid engineering research vehicle at the
2012 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event today.
The innovative XJ_e project forms part
of JLR’s strategy to develop best-in-class low-carbon premium products,
and follows other successful hybrid research demonstrators including the
The XJ_e demonstrates how an advanced
parallel plug-in hybrid design can deliver reductions in CO2
emissions of over 70 per cent, without compromising vehicle performance.
Capable of 62mph in under
6.5 seconds and with a limited top speed of 150mph, the XJ_e
achieves CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and a
zero-emission range of 25 miles on electric power.
The XJ_e combines the class-leading
lightweight aluminium vehicle structure from the Jaguar XJ with an
advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) system, featuring the
efficient 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine which
powers the Range Rover Evoque and a hybridised 8-speed automatic
The hybrid system uses a 69kW
motor/generator and a 12.3kWh Lithium Ion battery pack, which can be
fully charged by an external 240V domestic supply in around four hours.
The parallel hybrid design means that
the XJ_e can run on petrol power, electric power, or a combination of
the two, optimised by the car’s intelligent energy management system
which selects the most efficient mode.
With a maximum system output of 334PS,
the XJ_e is still capable of exceptional performance, while the improved
fuel economy of 87mpg translates into a maximum range of
679 miles on a full tank of fuel.