We wrote about them earlier, but today is the day they get their official introduction. Sisma Auto officially introduced the XJL 3.0D and XFS 3.0D diesels earlier this afternoon at a media preview.

Both the XF and XJ jobs wear the same AJ-V6D Gen III S 3.0 litre turbodiesel lump, which has 271 hp at 4,000 rpm and 600 Nm at 2,000 rpm for figures, and this is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Performance-wise, both cars achieve an identical 0-100 kph time of 6.4 seconds and a 250 kph electronically-limited top speed.

Other notable figures have to do with the percentage gains from going the oil burner route. The XFS 3.0D offers 105% more torque, 16% more power and has 23% quicker acceleration compared to its XF 3.0L V6 petrol sibling. That’s not all, of course – the 3.0D is also more frugal than the latter, consuming 35% less fuel and having 28% less CO2 emissions.

Sisma is confident about walking the diesel path with these two. “Some potential buyers have raised concerns about the quality of diesel in Malaysia and the long-term effect on the engine. But they can put their worries aside as Jaguar’s multi-award winning 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine has been redesigned to accept Malaysia’s Euro 2M diesel specification,” said Sisma Auto MD Syed Hussain Syed Mohamed.

As mentioned previously, the price of the XFS 3.0D is RM499,888, slightly higher than the 3.0 V6 petrol version’s RM488,888, while the XJL 3.0D goes for RM699,888, significantly cheaper than the RM958,888 asked for the 5.0 Premium Luxury V8 petrol.

Gallery of launch photos after the jump.

XJL 3.0D
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