Jaguar’s four-cylinder Ingenium turbodiesel engine is available for the first time with the option of all-wheel-drive in the brand’s XF saloon.
Priced from £36,350 in the 180bhp AWD automatic Prestige, Jaguar’s torque on-demand AWD system features the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics, originally launched in the F-TYPE AWD, meaning that the required amount of torque can be transferred to the front axle to generate maximum traction.
The on-demand system also returns 57.7mpg fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 129g/km, while the added traction helps it to achieve a 7.9 second dash to 62mph.
Kevin Stride, vehicle line director for Jaguar XE, XF, F-PACE, said: “The all-new Jaguar XF is already established as the most dynamically-rewarding saloon car in the business segment. Now we’re making the performance and traction benefits of all-wheel drive accessible to more customers worldwide by combining the system with our clean, refined and efficient Ingenium diesel engines.”
For AWD-equipped XFs, Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) technology replaces Rain, Ice, Snow mode in the Jaguar Drive Control and optimises the mapping of the throttle, automatic transmission and DSC system to suit the type of surface.
The AWD XF also features Configurable Dynamics. Previously only available on V6-engined models, the system allows the driver to individually tune settings for the suspension, steering, throttle and transmission through the vehicle’s touchscreen.
Stride added: “By making our Configurable Dynamics and Adaptive Dynamics technologies available on more models across the range, we’re once again raising the benchmark for ride and handling.”
The new two-litre Jaguar XF AWD is available to order now, with customer deliveries expected to take place in the Spring.