New Jag XF diesel vs BMW and Audi
At last, the Jaguar XF is available with a four-pot diesel. But how does it match up to its rivals?
Posted: 23 Aug 2011
It's disappointing, to be honest - the Freelander's modified 2.2 sports a clattery edge that doesn't even totally fade once warm. It's un-Jaguar-ish and ultimately unignorable. There'd be far less to complain about if this test were solely against the Audi, but BMW does it better. The damn thing's near-silent at all times. For speed and economy, there's less to choose between them, and the Jaguar actually feels the quickest car because of its snappier response and fatter torque figure.