2014 Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel 163PS review – The Jaguar XF 2.2 – liter diesel in the form of lower -powered 163PS . In SE trim slid under £ 30,000 buffer ( with only 60 pounds , was recognized ) while the more extravagant luxury equipped version costs £ 32,940 .
Technical highlights ?
Powering the rear-wheel drive XF is a detuned version of the 2.2 – liter four-cylinder diesel engine in the XF is already familiar for several years . Here it has 161bhp and 295 pounds feet of torque – 36bhp and £ 37 ft above the more powerful 200PS version – although it is still mated to eight- speed automatic gearbox and dripping in the security and stability of the technology , as well as cruise control and a winter mode for traction control .
Standard equipment on the SE specification includes rear parking sensors , leather upholstery section , touchscreen media systems ( including DAB digital radio ) and Bluetooth , while providing trim Luxury full leather upholstery , xenon headlights and satnav .
Location was driving ?
Given the considerable power and torque deficit ( and the peak arriving at identical points in the rev – range ) , this is not the impression marvelous 163PS from the stronger brother . It was only when the engine is really squeeze you might crave extra power , but in this situation a 2.2 – liter XF sound so loud and tense you probably would’ve snapped his paddle upshift or let the automatic gearbox to shuffle forward a few ratios . The gulf between the two models ‘ claim time 0 – 60mph – 9.8sec which 163PS 200PS car that was left behind 8sec – does not reflect real-world performance similar they are .
Thus , driving the 2014 Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel 163PS remains as sharp as ever . The steering is as light as we are accustomed to in modern Jaguar , but this is less of an issue when the XF rising so eloquent , nimble handling and emit a good balance . It’s just grumbly engine – which does not have a more accessible torque and smooth natural unit of German rivals – which stops this from being a sport sedan that is really satisfying . For a family or a company car with lower running costs in mind , however , it is a compromise that is luxurious and fun .
How does it compare ?
2014 Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel 163PS base big three rivals are versions of the Audi A6 2.0 TDI SE ( 175bhp , £ 30,810 ) , BMW 520d ( 181bhp , £ 30,430 ) and Mercedes E220 CDI ( 168bhp , £ 30,120 ) . All come with a six- speed manual gearbox and will need another £ 1,500 or so to fit the standard Jaguar cars , though all have economic figures more efficient than XF . Jaguar fights back with more comfort and appeal of British patriotic .