Producing 177kW at 5500rpm the 2.0 Turbocharged XF offers flexible delivery, and with a weight of just 138kg, courtesy of compact dimensions and all-aluminium construction, it is also the lightest Jaguar engine ever. This small mass aids dynamic agility while, of course, bringing further emissions and economy benefits.
The 2.0 is an engine that retains all the true Jaguar qualities of muscular potential, refinement and soul-stirring character with far better efficiency than a larger capacity multi-cylinder engine that would traditionally have been required to produce similar levels of power.
Despite its small capacity, the 2.0 Turbocharged XF uses of a low-inertia turbocharger that enables it to produce its high-specific power and torque outputs. The 2.0's turbocharger is fed via a lightweight thin-walled exhaust manifold, which allows for a shorter engine warm-up period and therefore lowers emissions still further.
In order to provide the muscular usability characteristics required, chain-driven variable timing is applied to both the intake and exhaust valves to maximise the broad spread of torque, strong bottom-end performance and outstanding drivability. Fuel is injected in precisely measured doses several times during each combustion cycle to ensure the most efficient possible burn with the maximum benefit in terms of power generation and the lowest fuel consumption and emissions.
Jaguar levels of smoothness and sophistication have been achieved through the use of twin balancer shafts while significant steps have been taken to ensure expected levels of refinement. Amongst these are active engine mounts, an acoustic cover and the use of high-density foam for additional sound deadening.
In the XF this engine is capable of accelerating to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds and on to 241km/h while at the same time achieving 8.9l/100km on the EU combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 207g/km.
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