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US:Jag considering diesel XJ for U.S.
Jag considering diesel XJ for U.S.
Jaguar sources say the company is considering bringing a diesel XJ to the United States, possibly by 2008. The likely engine would be the 2.7-liter 204-hp, 321-lb-ft V6 twin-turboÂ*diesel it plans to offer in European XJ models.
â€śThereâ€™s potential for lots of demand for diesels in the U.S.,â€ť says Jaguar and Land Rover chief engineer Al Kammerer, â€śbut first weâ€™ve got to cross plenty of technical hurdles.â€ť
Next yearâ€™s introduction of low-sulfur diesel in the U.S. is the first step, but Jaguar will also have to develop a urea-based catalyst that scrubs smog-forming nitrogen oxides.
If the American public buys into a diesel XJ, donâ€™t be surprised if an oil burner shows up in the XK8 sports car; a diesel is penciled in on the XK8 plan for 2009-10.
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