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Our Fleet: Jaguar XF 2.2-litre diesel - January 2012

BIK List Price
Jaguar XF BIK list price
BIK Percentage
Jaguar XF BIK Percent
Jaguar XF CO2
Combined MPG
Jaguar XF MPG


Jaguar has ambitious plans for the XF 2.2-litre diesel. The new engine, which coincides with a model refresh, is expected to almost double annual sales from 10,400 last year to 20,000 this year, accounting for more than 40% of the total.

With emissions dipping comfortably under 160g/km – at 149g/km it is the lowest CO2 emitting Jaguar ever, equalling the figure set by the 2.0-litre X-Type a few years ago – this engine will boost the XF’s appeal with fleets. Corporate buyers already account for 45% of registrations; the share next year is likely to rise above 50%.

Our model is the £37,765 (P11D) Premium Luxury – one down from the range topping Portfolio. It has just over £4,000 worth of optional extras, taking the P11D to £41,790.

These include a pedestrian-baiting 600W upgrade to the standard car’s 600W B&W sound system (price: £1,350) and a rather more pragmatic cruise control with intelligent emergency brake (£1,275) and blind spot monitor (£460).

It’s worth noting that order books have just opened for a £30,800 fleet-specific SE Business model, which adds Bluetooth and sat-nav over the entry-level SE.

The XF becomes one of the few cars on our long-term fleet not to have winter tyres fitted.

However, Jaguar has put a pack of snow socks in the boot – presumably a cheaper option for the press fleet. Given that both snow and cold weather have been in short supply this winter, it shouldn’t prove to be a concern.

Initial impressions of the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine are favourable. There’s a bit of clatter when starting up on cold mornings, but this quickly disappears. This is a very refined engine, well suited to its eight-speed auto box; at motorway speeds it’s barely audible. With ample torque at 2,000rpm, the XF is very responsive.

The 149g/km CO2 emissions translates as 52.3mpg on the combined cycle. This could be tricky to achieve. Initially the car settled into the mid-40s thanks to a few motorway journeys, still 14% below the official figure.

However, my daily 17-mile commute to/from work – part stop/start A-roads, part dual carriageway – has seen the fuel efficiency slump alarmingly to 38mpg. That’s a deficit of 27%, and not that much higher than the 35mpg we achieved in the 3.0-litre diesel tested in 2010 (official figure: 42mpg).

Hopefully a few longer drives will help to bring the figure back up – but you’ll have to wait for the next review to find out.

Driver Notes

Fuel costs
At an average of 39mpg I’m currently 13.3mpg below Jaguar’s official figure – underperforming by 25%. At a cost of £6.50 per gallon, that’s leaving me light by £15 on an average weekly journey of 350 miles - £780 over the course of a year.
This is a very refined engine, well suited to its eight-speed auto box; at motorway speeds it’s barely audible. With ample torque at 2,000rpm, the XF is very responsive.
Top Speed
Jaguar XF Top Speed
VED band
Jaguar XF Ved
Fuel Type
Jaguar XF Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £12,475
4 Year 80k : £9,375
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 48.14
4 Year 80k : 45.16

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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