Jaguar introduced the 2014MY XF, an updated version of its popular model that sees the debut of the extended navigation features and the new four-cylinder diesel engine. According to the official press release, the 2014 Jaguar XF’s new four-cylinder 2.2-liter diesel ECO2 engine delivers 163 hp and 400 Nm of torque between 2000 and 5000 rpm.
Bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the engine has new larger Exhaust Gas Recirculation valves and revised cooling assembly capable to reduce CO2 emissions by 6 g/km over the 2013 Jaguar XF. Moreover, the 2014 Jaguar XF achieves an impressive 57.7 mpg with a CO2 figure of just 129 g/km. The performances are not too impressive as the 2014MY XF zooms from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 9.8 seconds and to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.5 seconds, while the top speed is limited at 130 mph or 209 km/h.
Available in Saloon and Sportbrake guise, the 2014MY XF is offered with an Intelligent Stop-Start system that uses a Twin Solenoid Starter (TSS) that shuts down the engine when the vehicle comes to a halt. As we said, the XF comes with the extended navigation system features that provide more focused and intuitive mapping such as iGO primo, a smart keyboard and one-way road visualization.
Furthermore, the 2014 XF comes with a secondary battery fitted for engine restarting, which means that all the normal car systems such as the entertainment system, ventilation and lights receive power from the standard car battery and are not affected by the restart.
Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover UK said: “The 2014 XF with this revised engine calibration opens up the unique Jaguar ownership experience to a whole new segment. Cost-conscious drivers, business users and fleet managers will be able to enjoy the refinement, luxury and seductive design of a Jaguar while benefiting from its low emissions and high fuel efficiency.”
The XF could be best described as a saloon bearing the soul of a Jaguar sports car. In fact, the new XF has already earned a number of awards and has gained more fans around the globe, thanks to its dynamic capabilities and stunning appearance. The 2012 Jaguar XF makes use of advances in lighting technology to sport the new Jaguar design language that made its debut on the XJ flagship saloon.
Thanks to a number of revisions to its sheetmetal, particularly on the bonnet, grille and front wings – featuring new triangular side vents – the XJ gets a more muscular appearance. Sitting on top of the range is the new Jaguar XFR, which features a truly aggressive design that highlights its performance. With the 'Aerodynamic' option now available for all other XF models, Jaguar’s sports saloon could now be dressed in three different styling choices.
Since the headlamps now employ bi-function HID xenon technology, they are now slimmer and more compact than before, although their beam resolution remains as excellent. The headlamps also feature daytime running lights that employ LED technology, as laid out in Jaguar’s 'J-Blade' signature pattern. On the other hand, the new XF is provided with revised rear lamps extending to the central section of the boot lid.
All functions of the rear lamps -- stop, light and indicator -- are now full LED, lending the Jaguar XF a characteristic night-time rear signature. These light functions are separated by a revised boot lid finished with a gloss black lower section. The boot on all XF models features power closure.