The 2011 New York Auto Show provided the perfect setting for Jaguar’s release of the facelift version of the XF sedan, but Jaguar seemed to already be back at work even before that reveal. New rumors are circulating that suggest the company is planning to build a new plant in the UK for the construction of a brand-new six-cylinder engine that will be used in the XF, and possibly in the XJ as well. This new engine will even be offered on the US market.

So far, the Jaguar XF is offered with a 5.0 liter V8 engine in the U.S. market, while the European market can also take advantage of a 2.2 liter diesel four-engine, a 3.0 liter diesel six-cylinder, and a 3.0 liter V6. The new engine will replace the current V6 and may be able to deliver around 300 Hp, up from the current 240 HP, with the use of an eight-speed automatic. This seems to be the final step before jumping on the hybrid wagon with everyone else. Gas prices aren’t slowing down on their consistent northward climb, so a more efficient engine is definitely a move on the right direction.

The new V6 should appear in the XF or XJ sometime in early 2013 or 2014.


Source: Car and Driver

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  (407) posted on 05.11.2011

If not mistaken the performance of the XK seems better than two. However,I hope that they will be using a supercharged engine to make the car cheaper!lol BTW, are they offering other engine for these two cars?

  (780) posted on 05.11.2011

The good thing is that they classify this car as sedan car at least I was expecting for a higher power output! However, I still don’t get why this luxurious car company is still using this outdated technology. I was looking forward for a v10 at least!

  (531) posted on 05.5.2011

this will be available two years from now, and within that time frame I bet a lot more improvement can be made, anyway would this be available in different colors?

  (462) posted on 05.2.2011

The whole body package of this car is fantastic but I agree that they should make it more powerful. Well, it will be released two years from now..

  (939) posted on 05.2.2011

hmm. The power output of this car is kind of equal to diesel-powered car. I don’t think that its awesome! Actually, I’m expecting for more since its Jaguar. 

  (341) posted on 05.2.2011

For me, I find that move actually OK. It expands Jaguar’s line a lot. I just hope that the smaller engine option would also translate to a lower price.

  (648) posted on 05.2.2011

Hmm, I don’t know if switching to the V6 from the V8 would be such a good idea. Though there are indeed some advantage that you can get on that one.

  (727) posted on 04.29.2011

Wow! This car looks very clean and its a good thing that they been offering other option for the engine though we all know that can’t offer higher power than this.

  (619) posted on 04.29.2011

Isn’t it a bit odd that they are downsizing the engine for the XF and the XJ. Though if they could improve the engine, then it would be a good thing.

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