Jaguar XF Diesel makes cross-country trip averaging 62.9 mpg over 2,884 miles

Jaguar has made its most efficent model yet, and to prove it, a British team took the XF 2.2 Diesel across North America from New York to Los Angeles, and came up with an impressive average figure of 62.9mpg.

Independant testers David and Alexander Madgwick took the UK spec XF 2.2 diesel through 11 states and three time zones throughout an 8 day journey. Only four fuel stops were required for the entire 2,884 mile trip.

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Accompanying the pair on the trip, which closed Monday, was Paul Alcock, XF Project Manager,who says “This project was designed primarily to test the potential economy of the XF 2.2. The incredible figures achieved by the car were accomplished through making every element of the new XF as efficient as possible – from its aerodynamics to its four-cylinder 2.2-litre diesel engine linked to an eight-speed gearbox. The whole XF team is incredibly proud of what’s been achieved and it’s a graphic demonstration of the strength, engineering integrity and efficiency of the car.”

The automaker also says they took care not to compromise the quality that Jaguar fans expect. All the standard trim, seating capacity, and electronic extras are still standard for the car.

Refresher: The 2012 Jaguar XF Diesel is powered by a 2.2 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes a 187-hp with a maximum torque of 332 lb-ft. Mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox and a stop-start system, the diesel XF 2.2 goes from 0 to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph.

– By: Alexandra Koken