Jaguar Announces XJ 2.7 Diesel Prices | Part Four

Excellent cost of ownership figures

To complement the competitive pricing structure, Jaguar’s engineering team worked closely with the Customer Service Organisation to deliver excellent cost of ownership figures. The diesel-powered XJ benefits from an increased standard mileage service interval over the petrol models, resulting in an approximate saving of 7 per cent in routine maintenance costs over five years.

Against diesel competition - in the shape of the Mercedes S320 CDi - the cost of routine maintenance is forecast to be an impressive 27 per cent less for the XJ 2.7 TDVi. Similarly, wear and tear index costs compared with the Audi A8 3.0 TDi and Mercedes S320 CDi are forecast to be 25 and 28 per cent lower respectively.

The XJ 2.7 TDVi has a predicted insurance group of 15E, giving it a best-in-class rating ahead of the 16E rated Mercedes S320 CDi and a two group improvement over the BMW and Audi equivalent models.

Factor into the equation a combined cycle fuel economy of 35mpg from the 207PS 2.7 twin-turbo diesel [CO2 214g/km = 29% Benefit In Kind or BIK tax category] and the XJ 2.7 TDVi has the lowest company car tax bill of any car in the luxury sector.

"The addition of the excellent new 2.7 litre twin-turbo Diesel engine to the XJ range reinforces the fact that our 2006 models are not only the most technologically advanced cars Jaguar has ever made, they rank among the best cars produced anywhere in the world," says Joe Greenwell, Chairman and CEO, Jaguar Cars. "This is the position Jaguar now holds in the premium car market and the introduction of the new XJ 2.7 twin-turbo Diesel reinforces that stronghold."

Published 23 June 2005 Melanie Carter

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