It’s here – the most fuel efficient model that Jaguar has ever made. The new XF 2.2 Diesel sedan will prove its efficiency by taking a long journey that will start from Castle Bromwich (where the factory is) in Birmingham, United Kingdom, to Munich in Germany with only one tank of fuel.
Jaguar says that this can be achieved thanks to the very efficient 4-cylinder engine that consumes only 47.5 mpg (57 mpg UK or 4.9 liters / 100 km) which should allow the gorgeous XF to complete the 816 miles (1,312 km) trip. This engine is in fact an uprated version of the 4-cylinder, turbocharged Ford-sourced 2.2-liter unit, the one found in the European-spec Ford Mondeo and also in the Land Rover Freelander.
The power unit generates 190 hp and has a peak torque of 332 lb.-ft, which is enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in a respectable time of 8.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). This engine is mated to an 8-speed gearbox from ZF and a premiere for a Jaguar model, it benefits from the stop/start system.
The model will be officially out this September, along with the rest of the facelifted XF range.
Some of you have probably been waiting for a long time for a proper E-type replacement from Jaguar and we now know that it is only 18 months away from an official unveiling. According to company insiders, the car will feature an all-aluminum body and it will be available in coupe and cabrio versions, most of them being powered by a V6 gasoline engine. A more powerful V8 engine will be launched later on.
Jaguar "new E-type"
Originally, the car was designed as a roadster that could rival with the Porsche Boxster, but the production version will certainly be longer and wider than the German model. This next gen E-type will feature the same aluminum architecture that Jaguar has used on the new XK and both of them are going to be manufactured at the company’s plant in Castle Bromwich, located near Birmingham, UK.
Jaguar "new E-type"
Creating two entirely different cars that are based on the same architecture was a difficult task for the automaker’s engineers, but according to insiders, the new E-type is going to have just about the same dimensions as the current XK, although it will be 250 mm shorter, measuring 4.55 m long.
Jaguar believes that there is going to be an important demand coming from the American market where the E-type was known as the XKE. This demand will be powerful especially among female customers.
The new E-type could make its first official appearance in January 2013 at the Detroit Motor Show, about 50 years after the launch of the legendary “Lightweight E-type” that participated at the Sebring 12 Hours as well as at the Le Mans in 1963.
Jaguar has announced last week that the entry-level model will be delayed in order to make room for the new generation of the XF which will be launched sometime in 2015. The reason behind this decision was that the model would have stolen sales from the current XF because both models have just about the same size. This means that the entry-level model will be out after a new, bigger XF is launched.
By postponing the launch of this model, the British automaker will have more time for improving the car, which will probably launched in 2016 or 2017.
Source: Jaguar via Autocar via WCF
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At Blackberry World 2011, Jaguar is presenting a prototype smartphone integration system, the “Connect and View” technology for its XJ sedan. This system was developed together with RIM, Denso and RealVNC and allows the connection between the screen mounted on the dash and the server installed on a Blackberry smartphone. In this way, the user can interact with the phone through the touchscreen and the softkeys that replace the device’s physical buttons, giving full access to all the functionality and options of the phone – music, applications, and maps. If wanted, Jaguar can block some app that could distract the user from driving. The audio option uses the Bluetooth to work, while the VNC traffic is routed over USB and keeps also the phone charged.
This is how it works:
Even if created specifically for the Blackberry, Jaguar has declared it can develop adapted versions also for Android and Windows Phone 7. Apparently, the system will be used on Jaguar and Land Rover cars in late 2012.
The British automaker Jaguar has confirmed this week that the C-X75 will enter the production phase. We first saw this hybrid supercar last year at the Paris Motor Show and we known that it produces less than 99 g/km CO2, while at the same time is fully capable of reaching an impressive top speed of over 200 mph (322 km/h), entering supercar territory.
The production version will be an AWD car with a “downsized, highly-boosted petrol engine, coupled with two powerful electric motors”, according to the company.
The concept had four electric motors that developed 195 hp (145 kW), along with two small turbine engines for creating electrical current. The production model will most likely opt for a more conventional configuration.
The good news is that Jaguar has affirmed that the C-X75 will be capable of doing the 0-60 mph sprint in less than 3 seconds, and on electric mode, the car will be driven for up to 31 miles (50 km). Expect to see a carbon-fiber chassis developed in partnership with Williams F1, who will bring their knowledge in hybrid, aerodynamics and carbon engineering.
Only 250 units will be made, with a staggering price of 781,000 to 1 million pounds, depending on the market.
This week at the New York Auto Show, the British car manufacturer Jaguar has revealed the 2012 XF, probably one of the most attractive cars that we’ve seen this year. This updated model borrowed some design cues from the XJ, featuring a brand new front fascia that incorporates a redesigned grille and bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. They’ve also modified the bonnet a little bit, along with the front fenders and the LED taillights.
2012 Jaguar XF
The XF’s cabin now features better seats, a digital instrument cluster, and new switchgear, along with a new infotainment system that sports a 7-inch touchscreen display.
2012 Jaguar XF
The 2012 model will be available with the same engines as before, plus a new addition; a 4-cylinder 2.2-liter diesel power unit that produces 187 hp (190 PS / 140 kW) and 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm) of torque. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, enabling the XF to do the 0-60 mph sprint in 8.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). With this new power unit, the XF can do 43.5 mpg and has CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.
There are big changes that the car you see in this photo is the new 2012 Jaguar XF. Taking into consideration that we’ve already seen those awesome headlights in previous spy shots, we think that this is indeed the facelift version of the XF. As a reminder, the car will be powered by a 4-cylinder 2.2-liter diesel that churns out 187 hp and 332 lb.-ft of torque, mated to an all-new 8-speed automatic gearbox, developed by ZF.
The U.S.-spec 2012 Jaguar XF will get a more powerful V8 5.0-liter engine that will be mated to the same fancy ZF gearbox, including the supercharged “R” model.
More information should be revealed in the following weeks. Stay tuned.
The British automaker Jaguar revealed a few days ago that in less than two years the company will launch an all-wheel-drive version of its flagship model, the elegant XJ sedan. This launch will coincide with the model’s mid-cycle refresh and with this move the company hopes to boost sales in the northern U.S. (more…)
Land Rover and Jaguar are developing new models as Phil Popham, who is the company’s sales and operations director revealed that the two brands will have “40 significant product introductions in the next five years.” (more…)
Jaguar Reveals New Info & Pictures With The XF Facelift
Jaguar XF Facelift
The British automaker Jaguar has released today a couple of images of their XF facelift model. Under that camouflage we can spot the new design of the headlights and the profile of the hood. The car will be available with an all-new 2.2-liter diesel power unit that produces 187 hp (190 PS) and 332 lb.-ft of torque. With this new engine, the facelift version of the XF will be able to do 43 mpg in the combined cycle and a 149 g/km CO2 emissions level.
Jaguar XF Facelift
This new 16-valve 4-cylinder engine has a water-cooled turbocharger with low-friction pistons, a new crankshaft and new injectors. The car will benefit from the stop/start system, new electronic systems and a new oil pan. The aforementioned stop/start system improves fuel efficiency by up to 7%. With this new power unit, the engineers used active engine mounts in order to reduce vibration, along with other measures meant to reduce the noise coming from the 2.2-liter.
Jaguar XF Facelift
This engine is going to be mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox, allowing the Jaguar XF to do the 0-60 mph sprint in 8.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed 140 mph.
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Jaguar Reveals Spain-only XK Spring Edition
Jaguar XK Spring Edition
The British automaker Jaguar is celebrating this year the 50th anniversary of one of its iconic models, the beautiful E-Type. In order to commemorate this special occasion, they have decide to roll out a special edition of the XK, but it will be available only for the Spanish market. This limited series XK “Spring Edition” will feature plenty of exterior and interior upgrades, without any extra oomph under the hood.
The car is going to be available in two trim levels – Sport Pack and Bright Pack. The first one comes with a choice of four exterior colors: Black Cherry Metallic, Liquid Silver, Polaris and Lunar Grey. In addition, the car will be offered with updated grilles, front upper and lower air intakes, as well as window outlines painted in glossy black, while the trunk has a bezel color body.
Jaguar XK Spring Edition
The second variant is offered in five color choices: Black Cherry, Botanical, Lunar Grey, Stratus Grey and Crystal Blue. Aside from these paintwork choices, a chrome finish was applied for the front air intakes, the mirror caps, the trim of the luggage compartment and the front grille. Lastly, the XK SE Bright Pack comes with new side gills.
Both of the trim levels offer the same cabin configuration, which was inspired by the interior of the legendary E-Type, while at the same time keeping the pace with modern trends and necessities. The XK comes with heated leather seats that have been perforated with Bondgrain with a choice of two designs in the center of the seats, featuring a contrasting trim of Ivory and Charcoal.
Customers have the possibility to choose an Engine Spin Aluminum or a Piano Black finish for the dashboard. Other goodies include an air quality sensor, keyless entry, active headlights, sensor low tire pressure and a heated front windscreen.
As we mentioned previously, it doesn’t come with any modifications in the engine compartment, but this isn’t really a bad idea if we look at the V8 5.0-liter engine. Producing 385 hp and 380 lb.-ft of torque, the XK can do the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.2 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 155 mph. The fuel consumption is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
The coupe version has a base price of $149,600 (converted from official Euro price), regardless of the chosen package, while the convertible is more expensive, having a starting price of $162,434.
Jaguar released yesterday a recall notice that affects certain 2010MY XF models and XK sports cars due to a potential problem with the power assist steering system. In the document filled with the NHTSA, the automaker said that the power assist steering pipes have been assembled with zinc-nickel plating that might not provide a sufficient corrosion protection.
The company added that over time, the corrosion of these pipes might lead to the pin-holing of the pipe, allowing pressurized power steering fluid to leak into the under-hood and engine bay area. Jaguar added that aside from causing a loss of power assist steering, this leaked fluid could ignite if it comes in contact with a hot surface or an ignition source, leading to a vehicle fire.
This recalls affects 6,085 units sold in the United States, including 4,545 XFs and 1,540 XKs, the cars produced from June 27, 2009 through March 10, 2010.
The recall should begin on or before April 11 and the automaker’s technicians will have to replace the power steering fluid pipes with parts made to the required corrosion protection specification. This procedure will be free of charge.
You probably haven’t heard about Panzani Design before. Well, it is a relatively unknown Italian tuning company and their latest project is based on the Jaguar S-Type R, which back in the day was the flagship version of the series and it packed a V8 supercharged 4.2-liter that produced 400 hp.
Dubbed Vintage GT, you either hate it or love, but you definitely cannot ignore it. The first modification that they did to this Jag is to install a new wide body kit with prominent wheel arches that house those big 20-inch alloy rims that are wrapped around in 255/35 R20 tires for the front wheels and 305/30 R20 rubber for the wheels in the back.
The car’s front end has been updated by adding a carbon fiber hood and bumper trim, along with side air vents borrowed from the sexy XKR. They’ve remove the rear bumper and installed a huge diffuser, new Ferrari California-inspired LED tail lamps, along with a carbon fiber boot that incorporates a spoiler. Rounding up the exterior changes are the exposed fuel cap, race-spec mirrors, the updated side skirts and the matte grey finish.
They’ve also modified the interior look of this Jaguar S-Type R by using a lot of leather and Alcantara with contrasting seams. The car’s standard seats were removed and Panzani Design installed a pair of sports seats. Other significant interior changes include the use of a carbon fiber trim and a new three-spoke sports steering wheel.
Unfortunately, there is no information regarding the changes in the engine compartment (if there are any). Panzani Design did not reveal any pricing info on the Vintage GT.
Source: Panzani Design via Autoblog.nl via Carscoop
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If you are the owner of a Jaguar XK8 but you want something different, here is what you could do: turn it into an Aston Martin DBS, sort of. This is what an eBay seller did with his ’98 XK8 and he listed a “buy it now” price of $50,000 for his replica. As you might have expected, there are no bidders for his car at the moment and I don’t think there are going to be any for that price tag.
Aston Martin DBS Replica
You’d have to be pretty insane to pay $50k for it when you can find a Jaguar XK8 for less than $10,000, with KBB suggesting a retail value of about $12,000 for a 1999 model in mint condition with the same miles on the odometer (95,000). If you do a thorough search on eBay Motors, for $45k you can get an original Aston Martin DB7, model 2002/2003.
Aston Martin DBS Replica
This replica doesn’t look that bad if you look at it from the front and the sides. The situation however changes if you take a closer look at the back where things went terribly wrong as it slopes downward too much on both ends, mainly because the back of the Jag isn’t as wide as the one on the DBS. It has a sad and depressing look.
We’ve seen the Jaguar XKR-S last week in Geneva where it made its first official appearance and now the automaker has launched a promo with this beauty. Just like I was saying a couple of days ago, I never was a big fan of Jaguar, but I’m starting to change my opinion as this new model looks beautiful from every single angle.
The XKR-S is part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration of the iconic E-type, and comes with a brand new front bumper; mesh grilles, updated side skirts, along with LED-infused headlights. It also benefits from new front fenders, a sportier rear diffuser and a huge rear wing.
Beauty aside, it is the most powerful Jaguar ever made, featuring a supercharged V8 5.0-liter engine that cranks out a whopping 542 hp (550 PS / 405 kW) and 501 lb.-ft (680 Nm) of torque. It needs only 4.2 seconds to do the 0-60 mph sprint, before hitting a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).
We’ve forgot to mention that the XKR-S will be available with a revised suspension along with a retuned Adaptive Dynamic system which “allows the enthusiastic driver to explore the edges of the handling envelope.”