• Sep 14, 2010
There's a pretty hefty rumor claiming Jaguar is aiming to take on the BMW 3 Series with a new mid-sized fighter of its own. According to Auto Express, the suits at the big cat's parent company, Tata, have already given the project the go-ahead. The new machine will serve as a suitable replacement for the long-dead X-Type and sit below the XF in the Jaguar chain of command. Beyond that, there are few details in terms of what to expect if and when it hits production.
But that hasn't stopped Auto Express from putting forth a few possibilities. According to the site, it's entirely possible that the baby Jaguar could get its power from either a turbocharged, Ford-sourced four-cylinder gasoline engine or a more potent turbo-diesel six-cylinder hybrid drivetrain.

Hey, dreaming is free.

Behind either miracle mill would be a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. We'll supposedly know more about the car sometime soon as AE reports the new Jaguar will be in dealer lots as soon as 2012.

[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ooo. I just noticed something...Jag's "new look" looks great on a small car, but not so great on a large car. I like this Baby Jag, but hate what they've done to the XJ.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like to see a 3 series fighter from Jaguar. As good as the 3-Series is, I think a proper Jag would have so much more personality and style. It's actually something I would consider purchasing if it's performance comes close to it's intended target.
      hex311k
      • 4 Years Ago
      very nice...i love the tail end
        • 4 Years Ago
        @hex311k
        The tail is ok, if I recall correctly, that's a straight knock off of Frisker's Karma back end.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope it will do better than the X-Type.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hot sh t on a plate would sell better than the X-Type. Ford's CD-132 platform was the basis for an exceptional family sedan in the Ford Mondeo but its inability to rival platforms under the 3-Series, A4, C-Class et. al. became painfully obvious the day it left the showroom.

        The rendering is right in line with current Jaguars. I wouldn't be surprised if this is pretty close. The big question beside the engine is what platform will this sit on?
        • 4 Years Ago
        It'd be hard not to be. The X-Type was as very sad attempt, thank you Ford. But if this time around looks as great as the rest of the lineup so far, brings another drop dead gorgious interior and is as thoroughly engineered as the XF & XJ (something the X-Type was clearly not) it should do VERY well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      whoever does these renderings should get hired from Jaguar pronto..
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a pretty sexy Jag!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks like someone photoshopped a 3-series. Just saying.
        • 4 Years Ago
        theblackemblem,

        LoL, uh ok man. Whatever you say.
        I'm not sure where you see a 3-series anywhere. Maybe you should get your eyes checked.
        I have had both a '06 3 series sedan an '08 coupe and see absolutely no similarities in this.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The turn signal and the two round lights.. along with the curve is quite reminiscent of the latest 3-series. Just saying.

        It's a rendered speculation, how could there not be a certain extent of photoshop?
        • 4 Years Ago
        what?
        you must not be wearing your glasses

        that looks like a 3 series to you?

        ok, back to the renderings, they do look like a much better x-type, but to me it seems to be of a higher class than the 3 series, like more towards an older audience
      • 4 Years Ago
      As long as there is a competitive lease option, it should do well.

      Jag's aren't known for their stellar reliability, so add in a short ownership duration and this should do very well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope it will be AWD and offer a manual transmission like the X-type !
      • 4 Years Ago
      keep the styling use the 3.7 duratec( the v6 in the new mustang) if physically possible go AWD again. and keep it between 35-44k and, for goodness sake learn the reliability lesson from the xtype. they may even have to offer a longer warranty to get the bad taste they left in peoples mouth with the xtype
      • 4 Years Ago
      Me Likey.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A baby Jag with an Alfa 2uetto-interior would be awesome. This Jag has so much more style than the 3-series could ever think to have.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh I get it. Its ok for you talk about the cars you like, but not ok for everyone else. I see...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Somehow you manage to bring up the 2uetto just about every time you post, regardless of the original topic of the article.
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