If Autocar's reporting pans out, torque meisters will have a diesel Jaguar with which to engage in stump-pulling exercises. The UK mag reports a diesel-powered XK in likely by the car's next facelift, due in 2009. The "XKD" had reportedly been in the offing since the latest XK hit the drawing board, but no existing engine would suffice and the market for luxodiesels wasn't clear. But a new, 3.0-liter turbodiesel producing around 250 hp will be done in 18 months. The XKD will compete with BMW's new 635d, which will go on sale this fall.

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