Jaguar plans to launch the diesel version of the XF saloon powered by a 3-litre, V6 diesel engine in the near future. Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Jaguar Cars, said, “It is a matter of months before the diesel version makes its debut in India.”
Seeing the massive growth in demand for diesel luxury cars, the company has decided not to develop a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) version of its 3-litre diesel engine. “We are introducing the 3.0-litre diesel with a non-particulate filter and will ensure that this engine can run on the type of diesel fuel available in India,” O’Driscoll clarified.
The XF diesel, when launched in India, will accompany the XF petrol that is available with 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine producing a massive 385bhp, while churning out 52.5kgm of maximum torque. Equipped with 6-speed Auto box, the V8 petrol is capable of touching 0-60kph mark in 3.45sec, while taking 6.74sec to reach the ton.
Although the V8 petrol retails at Rs 68.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), the XF diesel is estimated to be around Rs 50 lakh when it debuts in India later this year.