Jaguar XF: 500 hp and diesel in the works

While Jaguar is on the verge of being sold, work on the upcoming Jaguar XF continues for official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September. Until now we’ve been under the impression that the range topping XF variant will be powered by a 4.2 liter V8 supercharged engine producing 420 horsepower. According to AutoCar’s sources, the Jaguar XF is also expected to get a diesel variant as well as a 500 horsepower version.

When the car hits markets in April of 2008, the Jaguar XF will get a 2.7 liter V6 diesel, 3.0 liter V6, 4.2 liter V8 and a supercharged 4.2 liter V8. However, the 4.2 liter V8 supercharged option won’t be the range topper with the XFR badge.

Jaguar will have a performance-oriented XF that will get a larger 5.0 liter V8 engine with a supercharger producing 500 horsepower. That should give the range topping XF the ability to do 0-60 in less than 5.0 seconds with a top speed of 155mph.

The new 5.0 liter V8 with a supercharger will also make its way in the next Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Officials who”ve seen the XF claim it”s the concept car “˜minus 25 percent.”


Source: AutoCar

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