Next-generation Jaguar XK to offer 300-hp diesel variant

When the next-generation Jaguar XK arrives around 2013, it will offer a near 300-hp V6 diesel-powered variant in its lineup to go against the likes of BMW’s 635d.

According to sources, the XK diesel will be powered by a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 unit that will allow massive amounts of torque, allowing it to go from 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds. Even with that type of performance, the XK diesel is expected return an estimated 25 mpg in U.S. terms.

Also, the XK diesel should also help the sports car’s production to average back up to 10,000 to 12,000 units annually. No word on whether the model will be offered in the United States but we wouldn’t bet on it.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar