Jaguar XJ Limo-Green, a concept hybrid coming to Frankfurt | Rpmgo.com



Jaguar has been known for quite a lot of things, most of them in regards to fast cars, exclusive limousines and, in some cases, being the target of eco-conscious drivers everywhere. Now, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the British company owned by the Indian corporation Tata, will unveil the XJ Limo-Green, an electric-gasoline hybrid capable of averaging 5 litres/100 km, or 47 mpg.

Bear in mind this is only a concept for the company, which revealed that until the costs of building hybrid drivetrains will shrink, an investment into making a production-ready model won’t be made, through the voice of the director of the research and development department, Anthony Harper. He revealed that the technology isn’t that really far ahead, and Jaguar can’t offer the same quality it does with normal cars just yet.

The electric engine of the concept will be capable of offering 197 HP, with 400 Nm of torque, and an autonomy of 48 km, or about 30 miles. It will be coupled with a 1.2 liter gasoline engine borrowed from Lotus, which will charge the batteries with electricity, thus making the XJ Limo-Green capable of going for 966 km, or 600 miles. The average fuel spent will be 5 liters/100 km and emissions will be around 120 g of CO2/km. The maximum speed with be only 180 km/h or 112 mph.

The concept will enter Jaguar’s testing stages next year, with production ready models possibly arriving in 2012, although nothing is certain. More news will arrive straight from Frankfurt as soon as we get them

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