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.
|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.