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2014 Jaguar XF has higher MPG, lower CO2, better BIK

Jaguar’s engineers have been busy tweaking the entry-level engine in the 2014 XF. The latest examples will be powered by a 2.2-litre ECO2 engine that makes the car more efficient, cheaper to run and cheaper to tax.

The 2014 Jaguar XF Saloon and Sportbrake both use a 2.2-litre diesel chucking out 163PS. The latest ECO2 engine is capable of delivering 57.7mpg with CO2 emissions of 129g/km, down from 55.4mpg and 135g/km in the previous cars.

2014 Jag XF... Ask for the one with the ECO2 engine.
2014 Jag XF… Ask for the one with the ECO2 engine.

The economy figure should represent significant savings, particularly for anyone who racks up a lot of motorway miles. The lower CO2 figure should prove a bonus, too, as company car drivers will pay 19 per cent benefit in kind as opposed to 21 per cent. Ordinary punters, meanwhile, will see their annual vehicle tax rate fall from £125 to £105.

The gains in economy have been achieved through use of revised cooling, larger exhaust gas recirculation valves and Jaguar’s clever 8-speed gearbox.

The 2014 Jaguar XF will also come with an improved sat-nav with a slightly less annoying keyboard and clearer highlighting of one-way roads, while the bodywork will be available in revised colours — Osimium replaces Crystal Blue and Dark Sapphire replaces Indigo Blue.

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