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UK-spec Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel averages 52.4 mpg US on cross-US drive

A team of British drivers drove a UK-spec right-hand drive XF 2.2 diesel from New York to Los Angeles, and averaged 52.4 mpg US (62.9 mpg Imperial, 4.5 L/100km) over the 2,884-mile trip, making the XF 2.2 the most efficient Jaguar yet.

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The coast-to-coast XF 2.2. Click to enlarge.

Driven by independent testers David and Alexander Madgwick, the XF 2.2 was a standard UK registered, right-hand drive vehicle. The car maintained an average speed of 53 mph, while encountering a multitude of real-life scenarios including the busy roads exiting New York and, towards the end of the trip, entering Los Angeles, road works, high winds and a climb to 7,275 feet above sea level.

A GPS device was fitted to the car to allow the project to be interactive; daily progress, average speed and fuel economy was tracked on Facebook and by Twitter.

Earlier this year, an XF 2.2 was driven from the factory at Castle Bromwich to Munich—a distance of 816 miles—on a single tank of diesel and achieved an average of 57 mpg Imperial (47.5 mpg US, 5.0 L/100km).

The XF 2.2 produces 187 hp (139 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 N·m) of torque, to allow the XF to accelerate from rest to 60 mph in 8.0 seconds before reaching a top speed of 140 mph. The XF 2.2 emits 149 g/km of CO2.

Comments

3PeaceSweet

I think most large luxury cars will end up as through the road diesel hybrids since most tend to be rear / 4WD and automatic, and the extra costs are a much lower % of the initial price.

HarveyD

This is excellent for a muscle car.

CAFE should be revised upward to 50+ mpg to force our Big-3 to move their a.. and match this Jag.

Scott

I'm struggling to understand how newsworthy this is, as I've managed 63 mpg on a return trip from the North East fo England to Brighton in an old 1997 Audi A6 with a 140bhp 5 cylinder 2.5 litre diesel, with most of the journey driven at 65-70 mph.

An earlier version of the A6 (the Audi 100) with the same engine actually made news way back in 1992 with an average of 79.2mpg against a claimed fuel economy of 64mpg (obviously highway!!)

It is a nice looking car though, much better than the older, stuffy gentleman's club/east end gangster image of the older jags.

citizen

Their 52 mpg at 53 mph would be close to 35 mpg at 65 mph.

mahonj

It is great to see luxury cars being downpowered to achieve such economy while still pulling 0-60 in 8 seconds in a big car.

This is mainly because it has to compete with the BMW 520D and equivalent Merc + Audi, but also that most people can see that a 140 mph top speed is enough when the speed limit is 75ish.

@citizen, the 53mph is the average speed, not the cruising speed, which would have been in the 60-70 range. However, I am sure the drivers accelerated as gently as possible (given traffic conditions).

I have been in a Jap XF and they are very nice cars, so well done Jaguar for combining such luxury with such economy.

HarveyD

Well said mahonj. Jag deserves a hand.

Kasra Kamooneh

In the meanwhile we get only 380hp and still more powerful motors available here in the United States. They get below 20mpg average fuel economy, yep I know what you may be thinking.. It's still worst to live it though!

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