Jaguar has released the first official details about the facelifted 2012 XF. It will feature a new 2.2-liter diesel that develops 190 PS (140 kW / 187 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.

Jaguar has decided to give our spy photographers a break as they have released the first official pictures of the 2012 XF.

Still wrapped in camouflage, the facelifted model will feature an XJ-inspired nose with redesigned headlights and a modified grille. Additionally, the company confirmed the car will have improved sound deadening which results in a 3dB reduction in cabin noise.

Under the hood, Jaguar will offer a new 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that develops 190 PS (140 kW / 187 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. Paired to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, the car will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). More importantly, thanks to a start/stop system, the engine will have a combined fuel economy rating of 52.3 mpg UK (5.4 L/100km / 43.5 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.

The 2012 Jaguar XF will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show, so stay tuned for full details.

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