The Central Motorway Police Group, which conducts motorway patrols in the Staffordshire, Mercia and West Midlands police areas has bought seven Jaguar XFs for its fleet. The new cars are the Diesel S version, which has a 3.0 litre V6 engine producing 240 horsepower – enough to catch all but the most determined motorway speeders.

Other countries' motorways always seem to be patrolled by local models, even though European public procurement rules are supposed to ensure a level playing field for contracts of this sort, while the UK authorities often seem to follow a "buy British last" policy, favouring expensive foreign-built cars even when suitable home-grown alternatives are available. Jaguar says the XF's economy, low CO2 emissions and low rates of depreciation were among the factors that helped it beat off the competition for the Central Motorway Police order.

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