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Jaguar XF Sportbrake debuts in Geneva

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

At this year’s edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the British carmaker Jaguar has introduced the XF Sportbrake which is scheduled to go on sale this November. The car is entirely new starting from the B-pillars back and the company that it is as torsionally stiff as the XF sedan. The C-pillar detail has been borrowed from the XJ sedan, while the roof has a new design.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The car’s rear door frames have been modified along with the windows, releasing an additional 48mm of headroom for the passengers sitting in the back of the car. The rear seats of the XF Sportbrake have a new design and they feature a 60/40 split along with a built-in sky hatch. You can drop the seat backs while you access the cargo area through the tailgate opening thanks to the levers in the load bay.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The boot volume of the car when the seats are down is of 550 liters, which although might sound impressive, it is less than what other cars in this segment have to offer. For example, the BMW 5-Series Touring and the Audi A6 Avant provide 560 liters to store your stuff while the E-Class from Mercedes-Benz can hold up to 696 liters. If you fold the seats down, the cargo room offered by the Jaguar XF Sportbrake increases to 1675 liters, which is a bit more than the 5-Series and the A6, as these two offer 1760 liters. However, the king in this segment is the E-Class which offers no less than 1765 liters.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

When the seats are down, the load bay measures 1.97 meters long and 1.06 meters wide, this should be enough to store your bags of golf clubs sideways, according to the automaker. We should mention that under the floor there’s a storage space, and you can also attach nets and retaining bars to the two full-length aluminum floor rails.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

When the car will come out, customers will be able to select from four diesel engines, as follows: a 4-cylinder 2.2-liter power unit with 161 hp and 187 hp, along with a beefier V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo with 237 hp and 271 hp. In addition, there are going to be two exterior design packages for the XF Sportbrake, the Aero pack and the Black pack. The first one comes as standard on the S model and brings new side sills, a deeper front bumper and rear valance. The second pack comes with dark-colored wheels and it also replaces exterior brightwork with a glossy black trim.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

No official details concerning the price tag of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, but the cheapest model that comes with the entry-level 2.2-liter diesel will cost somewhere around 32,500 pounds, while the top-spec 3.0D S will carry a price tag of approximately 44,300 pounds.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Source: Jaguar via Autocar

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Jaguar XK Artisan SE launched

Jaguar XK Artisan SE

Jaguar has introduced a special version of the XK model dubbed Artisan SE for both the coupe and convertible models. The most significant modifications can be seen inside the car where we notice the “scraffito” leather for the front seats, door and rear quarter casings, instrument binnacle, along with two new veneer finishes and leather headlinings.

Jaguar XK Artisan SE

Some of the standard features of the Jaguar XK Artisan SE include 16 by 16-way adjustable heated seats, a 522W Bowers & Wilkins sound system, keyless entry/start and a heated steering wheel. In addition, this version of the XK comes with exclusive hood and interior color options, along with stainless steel pedals and treadplates.

Jaguar XK Artisan SE

The car rides on 20-inch alloy wheels that have a new design, and clients will be able to get the XK with a Celestial Black exclusive color. The V8 5.0-liter engine has remained the same which means that it is capable of generating 385 hp.

The coupe version of the Jaguar XK Artisan SE starts from 77,350 pounds while the convertible begins at 82,500 pounds.

Source: Jaguar via Autocar

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Jaguar XF lineup gets two new versions

Jaguar XF

Jaguar has introduced two new versions of the XF model, the first one being the SE Business  which is priced from 31,500 pounds, while the other is Sport and costs from 34,950 pounds. The first one is powered by a recently introduced 2.2-liter diesel engine with 161 hp. It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display, satellite navigation, along with bi-xenon headlights, a 400W sound system with DAB digital radio, and a stop/start system.

Jaguar XF

The Sport version of the Jaguar XF is fitted with the 187 hp version of the 2.2-liter diesel engine and is offered with a full aerodynamic pack that was introduced on the Diesel S. This includes a black grille element, a revised front bumper, a rear boot lid spoiler, side sill extensions and a black rear valance.

Jaguar XF

Inside the cabin of the Jaguar XF Sport there are half leather suedecloth seats that can be electrically adjusted (only the ones in the front), a piano black trim that has “sport” decals located on the center console, along with stainless steel foot pedals. We should also mention the heated front seats and windscreen, 60/40 folding rear seats, reversing camera and a front parking aid.

Both of these versions of the Jaguar XF are already on sale.

Source: Jaguar via Autocar.co.uk

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Very rare Jaguar XJ220S up for auction

Jaguar XJ220S

A very rave Jaguar XJ220S will be soon auctioned in Arizona and it is expected to grab between $225,000 and $300,000. The regular XJ220 was manufactured in only 350 units while this extremely rare XJ220S had a production run of only 6 units.

Jaguar XJ220S

The Jaguar XJ220S was developed with the help of Tom Walkinshaw Racing who ditched the aluminum body of the original model and used instead superlight carbon fiber. Aside from this, the XJ220S features wider sills, a front splitter and an adjustable rear spoiler. Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, the car has a curb weight of only 2,200 lbs (1,000 kg).

Jaguar XJ220S

The one which will be auctioned is wearing the chassis number 784 and it had the same owner for the last 8 years. Originally, the car had a V6 power unit that generated 680 hp (689 PS / 507 kW) and a  maximum torque of 526 lb.-ft (712 Nm), but TWR installed a new titanium exhaust system along with doing a bunch of other updates that increased the output of the engine to 700 hp (709 PS / 521 kW).

Jaguar XJ220S

Source: RM Auctions via Autoblog

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New entry-level Jaguar XF priced from 29,950 pounds

Entry-level Jaguar XF

The British automaker Jaguar has launched a new entry-level for the XF model which will cost less than 30,000 pounds, making it a more interesting alternative to the BMW 5-Series. The new base model costs 29,950 pounds and comes with a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine that pumps out 161 hp, an engine that was already introduced to the XF lineup.

With this engine, the Jaguar XF is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 9.8 seconds, on its way to a maximum top speed of 130 mph. The fuel consumption in the combined cycle is rated at 52.3 mpg UK, while CO2 emissions stand at 149 g/km. For comparison, the 2.2D XF with 188 hp has the same fuel consumption and CO2 emissions but needs only 8.5 seconds to reach 62 mph, while the top speed is 142 mph. Both versions of the XF come with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox that features the stop/start system.

The new entry-level Jaguar XF comes as standard with climate control, a center console-mounted touchscreen and part-leather seats. The car is already available on order and it costs 1,000 pounds less than the former entry-level model.

Source: Jaguar via Autocar.co.uk

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Jaguar XJ by Startech revealed

Jaguar XJ by Startech

Brabus’ sister tuning company Startech has revealed earlier this week an upgrade program for the gorgeous Jaguar XJ. The company as you know is specialized in tuning the Jaguar Land Rover brands and for this model they’ve installed a new set of huge 21-inch rims, a bunch of subtle exterior aerodynamic tweaks and a couple of goodies inside the cabin.

Jaguar XJ by Startech

The front end of the XJ now has an attachment which fits the car’s standard bumper and gives it a much sportier look, with extended air-damps as well as built-in LED daytime running lights. According to the tuner, this modification brings performance benefit and it also helps diminish lift on the XJ’s front axle.

Jaguar XJ by Startech

Looking at the back of this Jaguar we find a rather subtle lip spoiler along with a diffuser with stainless steel mufflers. On the sides we notice the extended air gills for the front wings along with bigger wheel arches that provide the car with a more masculine look.

Jaguar XJ by Startech

Inside the cabin of this Jaguar XJ by Startech we find heated rear seats, front footwell lights, leather-trimmed center console and individual rear passenger lights. The tuner has also installed a brand new multimedia system that is based around an Apple iPad, along with a modem which allows the car to be connected to the Internet. The rear passengers also get electric tables which they can use with the bundled Bluetooth keyboards from Apple.

Jaguar XJ by Startech

As you would expect, the tuning program can be customized according to what the customer wants. The entire upgrade program costs somewhere around 8,000 pounds.

Source: Startech via Autocar

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Jaguar promotes the C-X16 through a cool spot

Jaguar C-X16

A really attractive car like the Jaguar C-X16 needs a suitable promotion clip and the British automaker managed to do just that, create a very interesting clip that shows all of the best features of this two-seat, rear-wheel drive coupe that has a hybrid powertrain.

As most of you know, the car made its official debut back in September during the Frankfurt Motor Show and has a hybrid powertrain and a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. The Jaguar C-X16 measures 4445 mm in length, 2048 mm in width and 1297 mm in height, while the wheelbase stands at 2622 mm. These dimensions make this model the smallest car Jaguar has ever made since the 1950s.

It has a V6 3.0-liter engine that churns 375 hp (380 PS / 280 kW) and 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm) of torque. The power unit is linked to an eight-speed gearbox with a built-in motor generator which draws its power from a 1.6 kWh battery pack and it’s able to provide an additional 70 kW (95 PS) and 173 lb.-ft (235 Nm) of boost. To activate this boost option the driver has to push a special button located on the steering wheel. To feed the batteries, the car features regenerative braking.

These hardware specifications allow the car to do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 4.4 seconds, on its way to a maximum speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). On electric mode, the Jaguar C-X16 can be driven at speeds of up to 50 mph (88 km/h) for a limited distance. The British carmaker stated that this model has CO2 emissions of 165 g/km.

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Jaguar’s new campaign is about beauty and power

Jaguar has launched a new campaign to promote its lineup and it emphasizes on the power and beauty of the cars. Whether it is the XF, XJ or the XKR-S, these three cars manage to offer the perfect blend between a proper sports car and a luxury vehicle that has just about all of the features that you’d want, all wrapped around in a very attractive styling.

The 2012 Jaguar XF can now be ordered with a new 4-cylinder 2.2-liter engine that develops 187 hp (190 PS / 140 kW) and a peak torque of 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm). It’s linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that allows the vehicle to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). With this engine, the car can return 43.5 mpg (52.3 mpg UK or 5.4 liters / 100 km) and has CO2 emissions of only 149 g/km.


For the XJ model, the British automaker used an aluminum body architecture which makes the car 150 kg less heavy than its main rivals.  It is available with a V6 3.0-liter diesel engine, a 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 power unit that offers 385 hp and also with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 510 hp. With the diesel engine, the Jaguar XJ can return 40.1 mpg and has CO2 emissions of 184 g/km. The power is sent to the back wheels via the six-speed ZF automatic transmission.

Back in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jaguar unveiled the 2012 XKR-S Convertible which is powered by a supercharged V8 5.0-liter engine that churns 542 hp (550 PS / 405 kW) and a peak torque of 501 lb.-ft (680 Nm). The engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and it enables the car to sprint to 62 mph in only 4.2 seconds, en route to a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

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Spy shots – Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The journalists from Auto Express have managed to take the first batch of spy shots with the upcoming estate version of the Jaguar XF which will be called the Sportbrake. These photos were taken near the automaker’s base in Coventry.

Set to rival the BMW 5-Series Touring, Audi A6 Avant and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake will be launched towards the end of next year, which means that we should expect to see the first official photos next year in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

As you can see from these spy shots, the rear end of the Sportbrake will be sleek and stylish with a coupe-like C-pillar while the LED units will look similar to the ones of the XF sedan. The rest of the vehicle is just about the same as the regular XF, except for the back where it will probably get the regular estate features like split/fold rear seats and probably a twin-height boot floor.

Don’t expect the car to be a massive estate model like the E-Class Estate is, a car that has 695 liters for cargo with the rear seats up and 1,950 with the seats folded. The Jaguar XF Sportbrake will offer cargo room similar to what the Audi A6 Avant has (565 / 1,680) and the BMW 5-Series Touring (560 / 1,670).

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Just as you would expect, the engines will be borrowed from its sedan sibling, including here the 2.2-liter diesel as well as the V6 diesels and the V8 gasoline engines. Even though it isn’t confirmed at the moment, Jaguar will probably launch a hotter R version of the XF Sportbrake.

Source: Auto Express

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Jaguar C-X16 Makes An Appearance In L.A.

Jaguar C-X16

The British automaker Jaguar still hasn’t made its mind whether to launch the C-X16 as a convertible or a coupe. According to various rumors, they will probably launch the open top version first towards the end of next year, but the company’s boss Adrian Hallmark said that they haven’t made up their mind yet.

Jaguar C-X16

When it will eventually come out, the Jaguar C-X16 will cost somewhere between 55,000 and 70,000 pounds. As a reminder, the car will be motivated by a supercharged V6 3.0-liter engine that fires 375 hp and has a peak torque of 332 lb.-ft. The engine will benefit from the company’s recently introduced Twin Solenoid Starter stop/start system and it will be linked to an updated version of the ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox that has a built-in electric motor.

Jaguar C-X16

In electric mode, the car offers 95 hp and 173 lb.-ft and it can be driven for small distances at a maximum speed of 50 mph, drawing  on the tiny 1.6 kWh battery pack installed behind the seats. The CO2 emissions of the car are just 165 g/km, making it one of the greenest Jags ever made. It will be able to reach 62 mph from 0 in only 4.4 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h).

Jaguar C-X16

Source: Jaguar via Carscoop

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Jaguar XKR-S Convertible arrives in Los Angeles

Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

The fastest open-top GT in Jaguar’s history has been introduced this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a car that is motivated by a V8 supercharged 5.0-liter engine that pumps out 550 hp and a peak torque of 501 lb.-ft (680 Nm). It enables the gorgeous convertible to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 4.2 seconds, en route to an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

Design-wise, the XKR-S Convertible borrows a lot of the design cues of its coupe sibling, including here the new design for the nose, the vented bonnet, a front bumper that has twin side inlets, new sills, new rear wing that has a carbon insert on the outside, along with a carbon fiber trim for the interior.

Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

Even though the car has lost its top, the British automaker said that the XKR-S Convertible’s aluminum chassis has a very high torsional rigidity, which they say makes it the stiffest vehicle in its class thanks to the implementation of reinforced rear suspension damper mounts.

Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

The front suspension of the convertible has a new aluminum steering knuckle that increases camber stiffness by 23%, which improves the accuracy of the steering as well as feedback. In order to diminish the steering sensitivity at high speeds, Jaguar has uprated the Active Differential.

Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

The stopping power is guaranteed by the 380 mm (front) and 376 mm (rear) disc brakes which come as standard with the model. In addition, the carmaker has revised the car’s dynamic stability control system to lower the intervention level when the driver chooses the Trac mode.

Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

Source: Jaguar

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Jaguar releases Sport and Speed packs for the XJ

Jaguar XJ

The British automaker Jaguar revealed earlier this week a couple of option packs for its very beautiful and luxurious XJ model. The first one is called the Sport Pack and brings a bunch of visual upgrades inside and out, while the Speed Pack lifts the electronic speed limiter for the supercharged model, thus allowing the car to reach a top speed of 174 mph.

Jaguar XJ

The Sport Back is available across the entire XJ range and includes an aerodynamic splitter located under the front bumper as well as an extended boot lip spoiler. The front grille gets a glossy black mesh finish, while the side vents and the lower air opening get the same treatment. Behind the massive 20-inch Venom alloys are red brake calipers.

Jaguar XJ

Inside the cabin, this Sport Pack for the Jaguar XJ brings front seats which are upgraded to Performance versions, featuring softgrain leather, heavier bolstering and a wide array of adjustments. Other than that, it has a carbon fiber trim and stainless steel pedals that are engraved with the company’s name.

Jaguar XJ

As for the Speed Pack, this is available only for the top-spec V8 supercharged 503 hp model where aside from eliminating the top speed limiter; it also brings a couple of aerodynamic tweaks.

Source: Jaguar via Auto Express

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Up on eBay – 1990 Jaguar XJ220 Prototype No. 2

1990 Jaguar XJ220 Prototype No. 2

One of the most exciting cars launched in the early 90s was the Jaguar XJ220 and the second prototype made by the British automaker is now available on eBay Motors. The seller of the supercar says that the vehicle has the chassis number XPO102 and it comes with a video of it that was recorded in May 1991 on the Nurburgring track. The prototype has been driven for only 6,700 miles and it appears to be in an excellent condition.

1990 Jaguar XJ220 Prototype No. 2

The prototype is motivated by a Heidigger-built race-derived engine borrowed from the XJR-11 race car so it’s roughly a V6 3.5-liter Rover-derived engine, not the massive V12 that the concept had, but it stays true to the production model.

1990 Jaguar XJ220 Prototype No. 2

This prototype of the XJ220 is actually smaller than the version that Jaguar produced, and it actually looks sleeker. The car was photographed one time in the presence of Princess Diana.

The seller is asking $800,000 for the car and the auction will end on November 21.

Source: eBay Motors via Motor Authority

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Jaguar C-X16 Priced From 55,000 Pounds

Jaguar C-X16

One of the most beautiful cars exhibited this year in Frankfurt would have to be the Jaguar C-X16, a car that the automaker’s boss Adrian Hallmark said that it will cost between 55,000 and 70,000 pounds. No word at the moment about the launch date of the model, although there were some speculations that it would hit the market in 2012.

Jaguar C-X16

Under the hood of the car is a new supercharged V6 3.0-liter engine that produces 375 hp and has a peak torque of 332 lb.-ft. It is an Euro 6 compliant power unit that benefits from the second generation of Jaguar’s direct injection technology and has a higher 10.5:1 compression ratio, along with a 6th generation Rootes-type supercharger, allowing the engine to deliver 127 hp per liter. This power unit also comes with the Twin Solenoid Starter stop/start system and is mated to a new 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox that has a built-in electric motor.

Jaguar C-X16

The car also features a 95 hp / 173 lb.-ft electric motor that can allow the C-X16 to be driven on pure electric mode at speeds of up to 50 mph for small distances, drawing the juice from the 1.6 kWh battery located behind the back seats. By combining a downsized engine with the electric motor and the aforementioned stop/start system, allowed the engineers from Jaguar to create a car that has CO2 emissions of only 165 g/km.

Jaguar C-X16

With these hardware specifications, the Jaguar C-X16 can do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 4.4 seconds, en route to an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. The car can boost from 50 to 75 mph in 2.1 seconds. It has been fitted with a “push to pass” located on the steering wheel which permits access to the extra boost which gives the driver of the vehicle ten precious seconds of maximum power.

Source: Jaguar via Autocar

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Jaguar C-X16 Concept Goes Official

Jaguar C-X16 Concept

The British car maker Jaguar has decided to unveil its gorgeous C-X16 Concept before the car’s public debut which will occur this week during the Frankfurt Motor Show. It is a RWD 2-seater coupe that has a hybrid powertrain and a 50:50 weight distribution. The vehicle measures 4,445 mm in length, 2,048 mm in width and 1,297 mm in height, while the wheelbase is 2,622 mm, which makes it the smallest Jag since the 50s.

Jaguar C-X16 Concept

The C-X16 Concept is motivated by a V6 3.0-liter engine that churns 375 hp (380 PS / 280 kW) and has a peak torque of 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm), mated to an eight-speed transmission with a built-in motor generator. The latter draws its power from a 1.6 kWh battery pack and generates 95 PS and 173 lb.-ft. This additional boost is activated by the “Push to Pass” button located on the steering wheel. In order to feed the batteries, the sexy coupe benefits from regenerative braking.

Jaguar C-X16 Concept

The Jaguar C-X16 Concept is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 4.4 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). It can be driven for up to 50 mph (88 km/h) on electric mode while CO2 emissions stand at 165 g/km.

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Source: Jaguar via WCF

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