A little more than a year ago Jaguar promised it would soon be closing a massive hole in its product line-up – the lack of all-wheel-drive vehicles. With the 2013 XF and XJ, that job is done... sort of.

AWD can be had on the XJ and XF only when paired with the new 3.0L V6.

The 385-horsepower 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 is only available on one car – the XJL Portfolio – otherwise it has been effaced from the XF and XJ lineups. A new 340-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 332 pound-feet of torque, engineered off the bones of the V8, joins the range and is the standard engine for the large XJ sedan. It is that motor that can be paired with Jaguar's new Instinctive All-Wheel Drive; you can't get all-wheel drive with the XF's new 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo or the 5.0-liter supercharged V8.

The new standard engine in the XF is a 240-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 251 pound-feet of torque that Jaguar estimates will return 29 mpg on the highway. It will get the XF from a stop to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, whereas the rear-wheel-drive supercharged V6 can drop that sprint down to 5.7 seconds, which is the same time it takes in the XJ with the same engine.
To finish that engine discussion, beyond the new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and 2.0-liter turbo, the larger XJ line keeps the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 in the regular long-wheelbase sedan, a 470-hp supercharged V8 in the XJ Supercharged and a 510-hp supercharged V8 in the XJ Supersport and Ultimate. The XF Supercharged, meanwhile, gets the 470-hp V8, and XFR the full-fat 510-hp unit.



The electronically controlled Instinctive All-Wheel Drive does maintain a rear-drive bias, but via a transfer case with a multi-plate wet clutch that can transfer up to 50 percent of the torque to the front wheels. It is programmed to pre-load torque to the front wheels to improve traction from a standstill, and it features a Winter mode with a default 30-70 front-to-rear split. The XJ Supercharged, Supersport and XJL Ultimate also sport torque-vectoring on their rear axles.

With the V6, fuel economy is improved by about 11 percent in the city and 22 percent on the highway compared to the V8.

The XF and XJ both also get new ZF eight-speed transmissions – and paddle shifters – to replace their old six-speed units, and all engines save the 2.0-liter turbo are paired with the twin-solenoid-starter Intelligent Stop/Start system first introduced on the Euro-spec XF with the 2.2-liter diesel. With the V6, fuel economy is improved by about 11 percent in the city and 22 percent on the highway compared to the V8.

Moving away from the mechanicals, three stereo systems are offered among the XJ and XF. The base, only available on the XF, is a 250-watt, 10-speaker Jaguar-branded system. Above that it looks like Bowers & Wilkins is out and Meridian is in: the two Meridian audio options start with a 380-watt, 14-speaker unit and end with an 825-watt, 20-speaker setup. They are said to be equivalent to the more powerful B&W units while using less power, and are accessorized with Bluetooth audio streaming, 30GB hard drives, a single-slot CD player and a virtual CD changer to upload 10 CDs, HD radio, aux jacks and two USB ports, and more.




The navigation system has been "enhanced" with features like the ability to import points of interest from a USB drive, lane guidance selection for intersections and a Road Sign Board display that presents overhead sign information in a split-screen view.

Finally, new for 2013, the loudest purrs will come from the Jaguar Ultimate, of which just 30 will come to the U.S. Based on the long-wheelbase XJ Supersport, everything has been thrown at it, such as ebony herringbone trim, two power adjustable ventilated and individually tailored rear seats, a power-operated aluminum rear table and beverage chiller with Jaguar flutes, iPads and keyboards in leather docks, and 20-way power front seats so the plebs ahead don't feel so bad. The only meager options are the colors: Black Amethyst outside and Jet Black or Ivory White inside are the only choices.

What will all this cost? Not much more than the 2012 offerings, and in some cases, less.

What will all this cost? Not much more than the 2012 offerings, and in some cases, less. The base XJ drops $500 to $73,200, having given up its V8 for the supercharged V6. The other models go up from one to two thousand dollars, with the XJL Supersport going from $117,700 to $119,100. The XJL Ultimate holds pat at $155,000.

The entry-model XF plunges steeply from $53,000 to $46,975, reflecting the move from the 385-hp V8 to the 240-hp four cylinder, and the supercharged V6 still comes in below the current mark at $50,000 even. The XF supercharged stays at $68,100 and the XFR jumps up a tad to $83,200 from $82,000. All of the prices listed here for the XJ and XF are before an $875 destination and handling charge.

To find out a whole lot more about what's on the way, have a read of the press releases below, and stay tuned for our report from the Paris Motor Show.

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2013 JAGUAR XJ

Featuring a New All-Wheel Drive System and New Powertrains


US Models and MSRP(1):
XJ: $73,200 3-liter supercharged V6, 340hp
XJ AWD: $76,700 3-liter supercharged V6, 340hp
XJL Portfolio: $81,200 5-liter naturally-aspirated V8, 385hp
XJL Portfolio AWD: $83,700 3-liter supercharged V6, 340hp
XJ Supercharged: $89,600 5-liter supercharged V8, 470hp
XJL Supercharged: $92,600 5-liter supercharged V8, 470hp
XJ Supersport: $112,600 5-liter supercharged V8, 510hp
XJL Supersport: $119,100 5-liter supercharged V8, 510hp
XJL Ultimate: $155,000 5-liter supercharged V8, 510hp

(1) Price does not include $875 destination and delivery

At A Glance
. The XJ is the flagship sedan for Jaguar with innovative aluminum construction for agility, efficiency and refinement
. Available in standard-wheelbase XJ and long-wheelbase XJL versions
. New 340-horsepower supercharged 3-liter V6 becomes fourth XJ engine option
. All-new Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ system is introduced4
. New ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission for all models
. New engine Auto Stop/Start system for better fuel efficiency
. New flagship model, XJL Ultimate, with just 30 available in U.S., is one of the most exclusive Jaguars ever built
. New optional Speed Pack for XJ Supersport and Sport & Speed Pack for XJ Supercharged add functional aerodynamic enhancements and exclusive exterior and interior features and unlock higher top speed capability (from 155 mph to 174 mph)7
. New premium audio systems by Meridian™, the renowned British maker of high-end home audio components and speakers
. Upgraded navigation and infotainment system


The Jaguar XJ, which debuted for 2011, blends the sleek lines of the brand's new design language with its latest-generation engines and chassis systems and a nearly bespoke-level of interior luxury. All models distinguish themselves from premium luxury competitors by a distinctly sporty driving character and luxury that uniquely combines traditional Jaguar attention to finishes with advanced user technology.

The Jaguar XJ premium luxury sedan range enters its third model year with a fourth choice in its range of engines, it's first-ever all-wheel drive system4 and a new, limited-production XJL Ultimate model. In all 2013 Jaguar XJ models, a new ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the former six-speed, enhancing performance and efficiency, and all engines receive a new Intelligent Stop/Start system for improved fuel economy.

A new 340hp 3-liter supercharged V6 engine becomes the standard engine in the XJ standard-wheelbase model. The new V6 can be paired with the first-ever all-wheel drive system in a Jaguar XJ model. An active torque-management system, Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive offers a performance-oriented rear-drive bias and can shift power to the front wheels to either pre-empt or counter wheel slip4.

An optional Sport & Speed Pack launched late in 2012MY continues to be available for the 2013 Jaguar XJ Supercharged and Speed Pack for the XJ Supersport models. Both packages combine an aerodynamically enhanced body with an increased top speed and other exclusive features.

The XJL Ultimate, of which just 30 examples will be imported to the U.S. for 2013, represents the pinnacle of the XJ line, with a 510hp supercharged V8 engine, private-jet-like interior seating and exclusive finishes.

All 2013 XJ models include a new premium audio system by Meridian™, the renowned British maker of high-end home audio components and speakers. Two versions of the Meridian™ system are offered.

The XJ model line for 2013 includes standard and long-wheelbase (XJL) versions, the latter offering 44.1-inches of rear seat legroom, 5.2-inches more than in the standard-wheelbase model. The interior of the XJ is the most luxurious offered in a Jaguar, blending infotainment technology with a wide choice of leather and wood finishes. Even with a very high level of luxury, the Jaguar XJ remains very much an agile and spirited driver's car, thanks to lightweight aluminum construction, sophisticated suspension technology and standard 19- or 20-inch wheels, depending on the model and options selected.

In addition to the new supercharged 3-liter V6, the 2013 Jaguar XJ line continues with the naturally aspirated 5-liter V8 with 385hp (long wheel base model only), a 470hp supercharged version in the XJ Supercharged and a 510hp supercharged variant in the limited-production XJ Supersport and Ultimate models.

New Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ System4
For 2013, Jaguar debuts the first-ever all-wheel drive XJ model, employing an active power transfer control technology that adds the benefit of enhanced all-season traction while retaining the sporty agility and steering feel of the rear-wheel drive version. The Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ system is exclusively paired with the new supercharged 3-liter V6 engine.

In dry-road conditions, the Jaguar all-wheel drive system normally sends most torque to the rear wheels to preserve the agile driving feel and response of a rear-wheel drive XJ. An active electronically controlled system, Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ constantly monitors grip levels, steering and throttle inputs.Using special control algorithms, the system can proactively predict rear-tire slip and send torque to the front wheels to help increase traction. The Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ system can transfer up to 50 percent of the torque to the front wheels when needed, such as in slippery conditions, and also to pre-empt the possibility of rear-wheel slip.

The new Jaguar AWD system offers other benefits, as well. When accelerating from a stop, the system applies "pre-load" torque to the front wheels to help increase traction. Once underway, if no slip of the rear wheels is detected, Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ seamlessly switches to its rear-biased configuration.

When selecting "Winter Mode" using the Jaguar Drive Control, the vehicle will optimize its systems for slippery conditions. Winter mode also preloads more torque to the front wheels at start-up and defaults to a 30:70 torque share between front and rear to maximize traction on slippery surfaces.

Control is further bolstered by the full integration of the AWD control with Dynamic Stability Control and ABS, which can apply braking to individual wheels as a second measure against wheel slip and also apportion torque side-to-side.

Jaguar All-Wheel Drive System Components
In the 2013 Jaguar XJ 3.0 AWD model, a transfer case connected to the rear of the eight-speed automatic transmission houses a multi-plate wet clutch, which controls power transfer via a driveshaft to the front differential. The Transfer Case Control Module (TCCM) is the electronic control unit that monitors grip levels and driver inputs, and then signals the transfer clutch to apportion the torque appropriately.

To package the AWD system as efficiently as possible and keep a low center of gravity, the front half-shafts run through the engine oil pan. Special acoustic materials in the transmission tunnel ensure refinement comparable to the rear-wheel drive model.

Jaguar engineers spent 18 months testing the new Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ system in a variety of conditions, including the frozen lakes and split friction coefficient surfaces of the Jaguar Land Rover development facility in northern Sweden.

New Supercharged V6 and 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
The 2013 Jaguar XJ debuts a new supercharged 3-liter V6 engine as a fourth engine offering, joining the naturally aspirated 5-liter V8, the 470hp 5-liter V8 in the XJ Supercharged model, and a 510hp 5-liter V8 in the limited-production XJ Supersport and XJL Ultimate models. The new supercharged V6 combines a broad powerband with high efficiency, along with the refined performance expected from a Jaguar engine.

All 2013 XJ engines are mated to a new Jaguar-tuned ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission, which allows manual shifting with steering wheel paddles. Replacing a 6-speed automatic, the 8-speed unit offers a broad spread of ratios for an optimally balanced combination of performance and efficiency.

Jaguar engineered its new DOHC 3-liter supercharged V6 from the all-aluminum architecture of the brand's acclaimed 5-liter supercharged V8, which enabled quicker development time and reduced assembly complexity. As in the V8, the lightweight die-cast block is reinforced with cross-bolted main bearing caps to increase rigidity and therefore refinement. Counter-rotating front and rear balancer weights help the supercharged 90-degree V6 match the smoothness and refinement of the V8 on which it
is based.

The 3-liter supercharged V6 provides performance comparable to the naturally aspirated 5-liter V8, but with better fuel efficiency. The 3-liter supercharged V6 also comes standard with the Intelligent Auto Stop/Start system, which helps increase efficiency in urban driving situations.

In the 2013 XJ, the V6 engine produces 340hp at 6,500 rpm. More telling about the powerplant's flexibility in everyday driving is the broad torque curve, with the peak of 332 lb.-ft. available from 3,500-5,000 rpm.

The 2013 XJ 3-liter can accelerate the rear wheel drive short-wheelbase model from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds.7 Fuel economy, meanwhile, is improved over the previous V8 model, with manufacturer's estimated ratings of 18 mpg city / 28 mpg highway for the 2013 XJ 3.0, compared to 16 mpg city /23 mpg highway for the outgoing 5-liter V8 model.2

Like the Jaguar supercharged V8, the supercharged V6 combines high compression, direct fuel injection, dual independent variable cam timing (DIVCT) and an engine-driven supercharger to deliver performance of a larger-displacement engine. Helping to increase performance and efficiency, the new supercharged V6 uses a higher compression ratio than the supercharged V8, 10.5:1 vs. 9.5:1. A Roots-type twin vortex supercharger is mounted in the engine's "V", and a water-cooled intercooler reduces the temperature of the intake air to optimize power and efficiency.

The new Intelligent Stop/Start system uses a twin solenoid starter, enabling the system to restart the engine in less time than it takes for the driver's foot to move from the brake pedal to the accelerator. There is also a strategy for engine stop-start "change of mind" scenarios. As the engine is shutting down, but before it has completely stopped, it is able to restart by rapidly injecting fuel into the cylinders.

A service interval of 16,000 miles or 12 months, slightly better than the supercharged V8 (15,000miles/12month), adds value to the ownership experience. This is reinforced by Jaguar Platinum Coverage,3 providing complimentary factory-recommended maintenance for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

XJL Ultimate: A High-Performance Bespoke Limousine
Jaguar has introduced a new ultra-limited-production flagship sedan called the XJL Ultimate. Based on the long-wheelbase XJ Supersport model, the XJL Ultimate is outfitted like a private jet for the road, with a bespoke rear seat area featuring two individually tailored rear seats covered in semi-aniline premium natural leather with power adjustment, ventilation, massage and lumbar functions.

Just 30 XJL Ultimate models will be offered for the U.S. market for 2013, all painted in Black Amethyst. Discrete exterior trim that sets the XJL Ultimate apart includes lower air intakes chromed to match the grille, polished stainless steel oval exhaust pipe finishers, unique dual-surfaced 20-inch alloy wheels and subtle "Ultimate" badging.

Equipped for business and pleasure, the XJL Ultimate features a full-length, leather-trimmed center console that houses a power operated rear table and a beverage chiller. Machined from solid aluminum and featuring piano black and chrome detailing, the table elevates at the touch of a button and pivots to provide a working area for either rear occupant.

Pushing the beverage chiller button to open it automatically presents the beverage that can be served in the two bespoke Jaguar flutes that store in their own velveteen lined compartment. Flute holders within the center console are machined from solid aluminum.

The XJL Ultimate provides a pair of third-generation Apple® iPad® devices and a wireless keyboard. Each iPad® is housed within specially designed leather-trimmed docks in the rear of the front seat and hidden behind roller doors, which are also finished in tailored leather. The iPads® are automatically charged whenever the car's ignition is on. A wireless keyboard allows the tablets to be used without being removed from their docks.

Interior leather, offered in two color combinations, covers nearly every surface, including the headliner. The customer can choose between a complete "Jet" black interior or "Ivory" white seats and lower surfaces contrasted with "Mineral" color upper interior surfaces.

The 2013 Jaguar XJL Ultimate features an exclusive new wood veneer, crafted using straight ebony in a herringbone pattern, with upper and lower halves arranged in mirror image separated by a strip of piano black veneer. The clock mounted in the dashboard is also unique to the XJL Ultimate and features a brushed aluminum face, embossed details and "spun" bright finish.

The front seats of the XJL Ultimate feature 20-way power adjustability including massage function, along with active ventilation. The passenger in the right rear seat can increase legroom by pushing a switch that powers the front seat forward if it is unoccupied. The rear air suspension of the XJL Ultimate has been
specially tuned to enhance rear seat comfort, without sacrificing the car's agility and response.

The standard Rear Seat Entertainment package, which is available on other XJ models, uses two eight-inch high-resolution screens mounted on the back of the front seat headrests. These can display inputs from a number of sources; the DVD player or an external media player that can be synced through the Rear Media Interface, which provides USB and RCA®-type connections. Passengers can use the wireless headphones to enjoy separate entertainment sources.

A wireless controller housed in the center console is used to manage the rear seat environment, including the entertainment features. Also housed in the center rear console are rear air conditioner controls that allow passengers to alter their individual climate zones and seat heating and cooling functions.

New Meridian™ Premium Audio Systems
The 2013 Jaguar XJ models offer a choice between two new premium audio systems from Meridian™, the renowned British maker of high-end home audio equipment and speakers. Meridian™ technology emphasizes ultra-low distortion, natural detail and realism. For example, a total harmonic distortion (THD) rating of less than 1 percent is considered to be high fidelity and inaudible to the human ear; the 2013 Jaguar XJ Meridian™ systems have a THD of just 0.2 percent.

That is one reason, along with Meridian™ proprietary digital signal processing, that the standard 380-watt system in the XJ 3.0 and XJL 5.0 Portfolio models produces output on par with the previous 600-watt system. The 825-watt system that is standard in all models with a supercharged V8 and optional in all others, produces the equivalent output of the 2012MY 1,200-watt system, but with less power consumption.

The Meridian™ 380-watt premium sound system comes with AM/FM receiver, a single-slot CD/DVD player, MP3 disc compatibility, 30-gigabyte hard disk drive (HDD) for audio files, Radio Data system, HD radio and a SIRIUS satellite radio receiver (with three-month complimentary service). In addition, the Media Hub provides flexible connectivity through two USB ports, Bluetooth v2.06 audio streaming and an auxiliary input jack. Gracenote provides artist and track recognition. The "virtual" CD changer allows the owner to transfer up to 10 audio CDs into the car's memory storage and play them as if they were a physical music medium.

Tuned by Meridian™ for the Jaguar XJ interior, the 380-watt audio system uses 14 speakers including 2 subwoofers, separate digital amplifier and Audyssey MultEQ sound equalization technology. The 825-watt version uses a 15-channel, 20-speaker surround sound system and adds the Meridian™ Trifield surround mode. This unique mode creates an all-enveloping sound field that places each occupant in the center of the sound field. Cabin Correction and Dynamic Volume Control maintain consistent volume level by monitoring extraneous noise levels and continually minimizing resonances.

Enhanced Navigation features for 2013(6)
The standard XJ navigation system gains some features that improve usability. The Dynamic Zoom feature automatically magnifies the image when the car is approaching an intersection or highway interchange. The Visual Lane Guidance function provides additional lane selection details at intersections, and the Road Sign Board feature displays overhead sign information in the split-screen view.

The new "My POI" feature adds greater capability and convenience to the Points of Interest (POI) function, including the easier access to POI's from the main menu screen and the ability to download, import and edit POI lists from a personal computer into the navigation system via USB drive.

There are now fewer steps to set a destination, A single/dual map view allows route comparisons, and the map viewing mode has been extended by moving soft-touch buttons to the periphery of the screen.

Bold, Confident Exterior; Architectural Interior Design
The Jaguar design language is exemplified on the XJ by a "face" defined by a bold mesh grille and slim standard Xenon headlights. The strong, muscular lower half of the car is contrasted with the slender and graceful quality of the roofline. The wrap-around rear window gives the impression of an exotic "floating" roof. A panoramic glass roof, standard on all XJ models, enhances the sense of light and space inside.

Inside the XJ, the clean, elegant form of the leather-wrapped instrument panel sitting low across the vehicle dominates. Bold architectural wood sweeps forward from the rear doors through the front doors, meeting at the upper dashboard center. An analog clock inspired by luxury wristwatches is located in the center of the lower dashboard. When open, the panoramic glass roof mechanism slides the front glass panel upward and outward, preserving headroom. The roof's dark tint and reflective coating help limit heat gain, and twin power blinds provide another level of privacy and sun screening.

The Jaguar XJ employs interior electronics in luxuriously functional ways. The illuminated stop/start button pulsates like a heartbeat until pressed, when, as part of the XJ's "handshake" sequence, the JaguarDrive Selector™ rises from the center console. The JaguarDrive Selector™ lowers automatically when the engine is stopped.

A 12.3-inch high-definition screen displays "virtual gauges" to provide the functions of traditional instrument dials. When required, the tachometer fades to temporarily display a required warning message or menu -- for example, if fuel is running low, or to operate the Interactive Voice™ control.6 When the driver selects the XJ's Dynamic mode, the dials change to a red hue and feature a gear position indicator that glows red as the engine speed rises.

An 8-inch touch-screen display in the center console provides easy access to many of the XJ's functions, including climate control, audio, communications and standard navigation. Jaguar Interactive Voice™ control system provides easy control of the standard Bluetooth®, navigation or audio systems.6

Aluminum Construction for Performance, Agility and Efficiency
The XJ is based on the renowned Jaguar lightweight vehicle architecture. Primarily aluminum, but also utilizing magnesium and composite alloys, it yields a significantly lighter and stiffer body structure than one built from steel. The construction technique employs the same aerospace-based riveting and bonding processes refined by Jaguar on the XK grand touring models and previous-generation XJ sedans.

Advanced Chassis Dynamics
The XJ sedan's light but stiff structure provides the foundation for both the car's sporting character and its supple, refined ride. The double-wishbone front suspension features weight-saving forged aluminum components and uses coil springs. The front subframe is directly mounted to the body for enhanced steering response and handling precision. The subframe-mounted, multi-link rear suspension uses lightweight cast aluminum links and self-leveling air springs.

The 2013 XJ models are fitted with 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels in six designs, some with the additional option of a polished finish. The rear wheels are wider than the front wheels and use lower-profile tires, this "staggered" array enhancing the vehicle's grip and agility.

The standard Adaptive Dynamics active damping system automatically tailors damper settings to suit both road conditions and the way the car is being driven.4 The driver can select how the system responds using the JaguarDrive control™, which offers three modes: Normal, for comfortable, leisurely driving; Dynamic, for a more sporting and responsive character; and Winter, for greater capability in low-grip conditions. Each mode changes the characteristics of engine response, transmission shifts, Adaptive Dynamics and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) intervention (and Active Differential Control on Supercharged, Supersport and Ultimate models). In Dynamic mode, gearshift points are raised, and the suspension damping is set firmer.

In Winter mode, the transmission selects second gear to help provide greater traction from a standstill and also lowers engine rpm and shift points. When selecting "Winter Mode" using the Jaguar Drive control™, the vehicle will optimize its systems for slippery conditions. On AWD models, Winter mode also preloads more torque to the front wheels at start-up and defaults to a 30:70 torque share between front and rear to maximize traction on slippery surfaces.

The 2013 Jaguar XJ Supercharged, Supersport and XJL Ultimate models also employ Active Differential Control in the rear axle, which helps to improve acceleration while enhancing cornering ability. The clutch-type rear differential transmits torque to the wheel with the most traction. This proactive system differs fundamentally from conventional traction control, which uses the brakes reactively to counteract slip.

Jaguar Luxury
A full secondary bulkhead, laminated windshield and door glass, and optimized body structure and aerodynamics endow the Jaguar XJ with a tranquil cabin. Luxurious leather adorns all of the main interior surfaces, including the seats, instrument panel, door tops, center console and armrests. Twin-needle stitching highlights seams on the seats, and each door panel integrates a storage compartment inspired by high-quality, hand-stitched designer briefcases. The limited-production XJ Supersport and Ultimate models feature a leather headliner and semi-aniline leather seats.

A very wide range of color and trim selections, accented by elegant switchgear and soft blue lighting, offers expansive interior personalization. Nine different mirror-matched woods are available, depending on the model, and carbon fiber and piano black finishes are also among the choices.

The 2013 XJ 3.0 is equipped with a dual-zone automatic climate control system, while all other models have a four-zone system with separate controls and ventilation outlets for the left and right rear seat passengers. The XJ 3.0 comes with 12-way power-adjustable heated front and rear seats. Optional for this model but standard for all others, are heated and cooled active-ventilated front and rear seats. A leather and wood heated steering wheel, standard on the Supersport and Ultimate models, is optional for the others.

Standard amenities on all XJ models include a power trunk lid with adjustable opening height; auto-dimming side mirrors with heat and power-folding; a power-adjustable steering column; Jaguar Smart Key system™ with keyless entry and start; rain-sensing windshield wipers, and approach illumination.

Safety Systems and Driver Assistants
The comprehensive set of active safety technologies of the Jaguar XJ include Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Understeer Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Traction Control (ETC) and Engine Drag Torque Control. On models equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), the Advanced Emergency Brake Assist uses the ACC radar to help calculate distance from and closing speed to the vehicle traveling ahead. The system is designed to pre-charge brake-line pressure to help reduce impact speed if a collision is predicted, and provide an audible warning to the driver.6

Two-stage driver and front passenger airbags, front side and curtain side airbags are complemented by anti-whiplash front seat structures.

Enhanced Visibility
A standard radar-based blind-spot monitoring system alerts the XJ driver to vehicles in close proximity on either side. Standard front and rear parking sensors, with visual indicators shown through the touch-screen, along with a standard backup camera, aid visibility when parking. The standard Xenon headlamps can be augmented with the Visibility Package, which includes a system that switches the high beams on and off automatically in response to oncoming traffic and prevailing lighting conditions. This option also includes adaptive lighting, which swivels the headlamps to follow the road when cornering.4

Jaguar Platinum Coverage(3)
All 2013 Jaguar cars come with Jaguar Platinum coverage, which includes:
. Complimentary scheduled maintenance for 4 years/50,000 miles
. New vehicle limited warranty for 4 years/50,000 miles
. 24/7 roadside assistance for 4 years/50,000 miles

1 Price shown is MSRP. Includes destination. Excludes, tax, title, license, retailer fees and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicles availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar retailer for details.
2 EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
3 For complete details on Jaguar Platinum Coverage, including limited warranty and maintenance coverage and exclusions, please visit your local Jaguar dealer or JAGUARUSA.COM or call 1.800.JAGUAR
4 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving.
5 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use devices with voice commands when it is safe to do so.
6 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use devices with voice commands when it is safe to do so
7 Always obey local speed limits.



2013 JAGUAR XF

Featuring a New All-Wheel Drive System and New Powertrains

US Models and MSRP(1):

XF 2.0: $46,975 2-liter turbocharged I4, 240hp
XF 3.0: $50,000 3-liter supercharged V6, 340hp
XF 3.0 AWD: $53,000 3-liter supercharged V6, 340hp
XF Supercharged: $68,100 5-liter supercharged V8, 470hp
XFR: $83,200 5-liter supercharged V8, 510hp

(1) Price does not include $875 destination and delivery

At A Glance
. The Jaguar XF receives significant powertrain additions for 2013 offering more choices and enhanced fuel efficiency while delivering traditional Jaguar performance character
. New 240-horsepower 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine returning 29 highway mpg and offering a more accessible price point
. New available 340-horsepower supercharged 3-liter V6 replaces naturally aspirated 5-liter V8 and returns 28 highway mpg2
. All-new Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ system introduced in conjunction with the new V6 Supercharged engine4
. New Auto Stop/Start system in supercharged V6 and V8 models for better fuel efficiency
. New ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission for all models
. New optional Speed Pack for XFR includes suspension and aerodynamic enhancements and unlocks a higher top speed capability (from 155 mph to 174 mph6)
. New premium audio systems by Meridian™, the renowned British maker of high-end home audio components and speakers
. Upgraded navigation and infotainment system


Fresh off a redesign for the 2012 model year, the Jaguar XF luxury-sport sedan features a major powertrain evolution for 2013. The 2013 XF debuts this model's first-ever all-wheel drive system4. Two new engines join the lineup, a 240hp, 2-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine and a 340hp, 3-liter supercharged V6, the latter fitted with a new Intelligent Stop/Start system for improved fuel economy. While the V8 naturally aspirated engine is discontinued on the car line, the two supercharged V8 engines (470hp and 510hp) remain available, with both getting the Intelligent Stop/Start system. All 2013 Jaguar XF models feature a new standard eight-speed automatic transmission. Replacing the former six-speed automatic, this new eight-speed unit enhances both performance and fuel economy.

The 2-liter turbo engine is standard in the 2013 XF 2.0 model. The 3-liter supercharged V6 replaces the naturally aspirated 5-liter V8, delivering comparable performance but with better fuel efficiency. Each of these new engines combines a broad powerband with high efficiency, along with the refined performance expected from a Jaguar. The supercharged V8 engine continues in the 2013 XF, with 470hp in the XF Supercharged model and a 510hp version in the XFR.

The new V6 can be paired with the first-ever all-wheel drive system4 in a Jaguar XF. An active torque-management system, Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ uses a performance-oriented rear-drive bias, which can shift power to the front wheels to either pre-empt or counter wheel slip.

A new optional Speed Pack for the XFR adds functional aerodynamic enhancements and unlocks a higher top speed capability for the track-driving enthusiast. 6

In all 2013 XF models, the infotainment system offerings include a new premium audio system by Meridian™, the renowned British maker of high-end home audio components and speakers. Two versions of the Meridian™ system are offered, both employing proprietary Meridian™ technology that produces more powerful sound with lower power consumption.

New Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ System(4)
For 2013, Jaguar debuts the first-ever all-wheel drive XF model, employing an active power transfer control technology that adds the benefit of enhanced all-season traction while retaining the sporty agility and steering feel of the rear-wheel drive version. The Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive system is exclusively paired with the new supercharged 3-liter V6 engine.

In dry-road conditions, Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ normally sends most torque to the rear wheels to preserve the agile driving feel and response of a rear-wheel drive XF. An active electronically controlled system, Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ constantly monitors grip levels, steering and throttle inputs. Using special control algorithms, the system can proactively predict rear-tire slip and send torque to the front wheels to help increase traction. The Jaguar AWD system can transfer up to 50 percent of the torque to the front wheels when needed, such as in slippery conditions, and also to pre-empt the possibility of rear-wheel slip.

The new Jaguar AWD system offers other benefits, as well. When accelerating from a stop, the system applies "pre-load" torque to the front wheels to help increase traction. Once underway, if no slip of the rear wheels is detected, Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ seamlessly switches to its rear-biased configuration.

When selecting "Winter Mode" using the Jaguar Drive Control, the vehicle will optimize its systems for slippery conditions. On AWD models, Winter mode also preloads more torque to the front wheels at start-up and defaults to a 30:70 torque share between front and rear to maximize traction on slippery surfaces.

Control is further bolstered by the full integration of the AWD control with Dynamic Stability Control and ABS, which can apply braking to individual wheels as a second measure against wheel slip and also apportion torque side-to-side.

Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive System Components
In the 2013 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD model, a transfer case connected to the rear of the eight-speed automatic transmission houses a multi-plate wet clutch, which controls power transfer via a driveshaft to the front differential. The Transfer Case Control Module (TCCM) is the electronic control unit that monitors grip levels and driver inputs, and then signals the transfer clutch to apportion the torque appropriately.

To package the AWD system as efficiently as possible and keep a low center of gravity, the front half-shafts run through the engine oil pan. Special acoustic materials in the transmission tunnel ensure refinement comparable to the rear-wheel drive model.

Jaguar engineers spent 18 months testing the new Instinctive All-Wheel Drive system in a variety of conditions, including the frozen lakes and split friction coefficient surfaces of the Jaguar Land Rover development facility in northern Sweden.

New Turbocharged 2-liter
Standard for the 2013 Jaguar XF 2.0, the new turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine combines low-inertia turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable timing of both the intake and exhaust camshafts to produce 240hp at 5,500 rpm, for a very high specific output of 120 hp/liter.

The 2-liter engine offers a highly flexible powerband, illustrated by a torque peak of 251 lb.-ft. that is sustained from 2,000-4,000 rpm. At just 304 lbs., the compact, all-aluminum 2-liter is the lightest engine ever used in a production Jaguar.

A low-inertia turbocharger provides quick, no-lag response. The chain-driven cams operate with variable timing on both the intake and exhaust valves to maximize the broad spread of torque. A lightweight thin-walled exhaust manifold integrates the turbo housing to reduce the engine warm-up period and catalyst light-off time.

Twin balancer shafts, active engine mounts, an acoustic engine cover, and the use of additional sound insulation ensure smooth, quiet operation at all engine speeds. Specialized coatings on the piston rings and tappets are among the measures that reduce internal friction.

The 2013 Jaguar XF 2.0 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds.6 The combination of generous low-end and mid-range torque, combined with the wide ratio spread of the Jaguar-tuned ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission, endows the XF with a sporty character while yielding highly responsive performance in everyday driving situations.

New Supercharged V6
The new 3-liter supercharged V6 engine that powers the XF 3.0 models provides performance comparable to the naturally aspirated 5-liter V8 it replaces, but with better fuel efficiency. In the 2013 XF, the supercharged V6 produces 340hp at 6,500 rpm and can accelerate the rear-wheel drive model from zero to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds (6.1 for AWD). 6 More telling about the engine's flexibility in everyday driving is the broad torque curve, with the peak of 332 lb.-ft. available from 3,500-5,000 rpm.

Fuel economy is improved over the previous V8 model, with EPA ratings of 18 mpg city / 28 mpg highway for the 2013 XF 3.0 RWD, compared to 16/23 for the previous 5 V8 model.2 In addition, the new supercharged V6 has a 16,000-mile or 12-month service interval, slightly better than the supercharged V8 (15,000 miles/12 month), adding value to the ownership experience. This is reinforced by standard Jaguar Platinum Coverage, which provides complimentary factory-recommended maintenance for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.3

Jaguar engineered its new DOHC 3.0-liter supercharged V6 on the same all-aluminum architecture as the brand's supercharged 5-liter V8, which enabled quicker development time and lower assembly complexity and also allowed Jaguar to draw on the same supplier base. As in the V8, the lightweight die-cast aluminum block is reinforced with cross-bolted main bearing caps to increase rigidity and therefore refinement. A system of counter-rotating front and rear balancer weights help give the new supercharged V6 the smoothness and refinement characteristics of the V8 on which it is based.

Like the Jaguar supercharged V8, the V6 combines high compression, direct fuel injection, dual independent variable cam timing (DIVCT) and an engine-driven supercharger to deliver performance of a larger-displacement engine. A Roots-type twin vortex supercharger is mounted in the 'V' of the engine, and a water-cooled intercooler reduces the temperature of the intake air to optimize power and efficiency. The new supercharged V6 uses a higher compression ratio than the supercharged V8 --10.5:1 vs. 9.5:1.

The dual independent variable cam timing (DIVCT) system is activated by the positive and negative torques generated by the movement of the intake and exhaust valves, allowing exceptionally quick actuation rates of more than 150 degrees per second throughout the rev range.

The new Intelligent Stop/Start system uses a twin solenoid starter, enabling the system to restart the engine in less time than it takes for the driver's foot to move from the brake pedal to the accelerator. There is also a strategy for engine stop-start "change of mind" scenarios. As the engine is shutting down, but before it has completely stopped, it is able to restart by rapidly injecting fuel into the cylinders.

New Meridian™ Premium Audio Systems
The 2013 Jaguar XF and XF 3.0 models come standard with a 250-watt Jaguar premium audio system with 10 speakers and now offer a choice between two new premium audio systems from Meridian™, the renowned British maker of high-end home audio equipment and speakers. The Premium Package adds a Meridian™ 380-watt system, which comes standard in the XF Supercharged model. This can be further upgraded to an optional Meridian™ 825-watt surround system that is standard in the XFR.

Meridian's™ technology emphasizes ultra-low distortion, natural detail and realism. For example, a total harmonic distortion (THD) rating of less than 1 percent is considered to be high fidelity and inaudible to the human ear; the 2013 Jaguar XF's Meridian™ systems have a THD of just 0.2 percent. That is one reason, along with Meridian's™ proprietary digital signal processing, that the 380-watt system produces output on par with the previous 600-watt system. The 825-watt system produces the equivalent output of the 2012MY 1,200-watt system, but with less power consumption.

The Meridian™ 380-watt premium sound system comes with AM/FM receiver, a single-slot CD/DVD player, MP3 disc compatibility, 30-gigabyte hard disk drive (HDD) for audio files, Radio Data system, HD radio and a SIRIUS satellite radio receiver (with three months' complimentary service). In addition, the Media Hub provides flexible connectivity through two USB ports, Bluetooth® v2.0 audio streaming and an auxiliary input jack. Gracenote provides artist and track recognition. A "virtual" CD changer allows the owner to transfer up to 10 audio CDs into the car's memory storage and play them as if they were a physical music medium.

Tuned by Meridian™ for the Jaguar XF interior, the 380-watt audio system uses 12 speakers including one subwoofer, separate digital amplifier and Audyssey MultEQ sound equalization technology. The 825-watt version is a 7.1-channel system that plays through 17 speakers, including one subwoofer. The Meridian™ Trifield surround mode places each occupant in the center of the sound field. Cabin Correction and Dynamic Volume Control maintain consistent volume level by monitoring extraneous noise levels and continually minimizing resonances.

Enhanced Navigation features for 2013
The navigation system gains some features that improve usability. The Dynamic Zoom feature automatically magnifies the image when the car is approaching an intersection or highway interchange. The Visual Lane Guidance feature now provides additional details at intersections, and the Road Sign Board feature displays overhead sign information in split-screen view.

A new "My POI" feature adds greater capability and convenience to the Points of Interest (POI) function, including easier access to POI's from the main menu screen and the ability to download, import and edit POI lists from a personal computer into the navigation system via USB.

There are now fewer steps to set a destination. A single/dual map view allows route comparisons, and the map viewing mode has been extended by moving soft-touch buttons to the periphery of the screen.

Striking Design With Long Sport Sedan Heritage
The XF introduced a new design language for Jaguar, which was further refined in a 2012 redesign to align the model more closely with the new-generation XJ sedan. The Jaguar XF draws on a deep heritage of performance-oriented models that extends back, to what is arguably the true forbear of modern sports sedans, the 1959 Jaguar Mk. II.

The XF sedan's design combines the visual impact of a coupe's profile with the practical nature that has always defined Jaguar sedans. The top-of-range 510hp XFR gets its own unique design detailing, including larger lower grilles that underscore the car's formidable performance capability. Also drawing from the Jaguar sport sedan heritage, the XF offers a highly practical package, including a large 17.7 cubic-foot trunk.

Thrilling Supercharged V8 Performance
The 2013 Jaguar XF Supercharged V8 and the Jaguar XFR occupy the higher end of the XF line. Each is powered by different versions of the supercharged 5-liter V8. In the XF Supercharged, this engine delivers 470hp, with its 424 lb.-ft. of peak torque available from 2,500-5,500 rpm. The XFR increases this to 510hp and 461 lb.-ft. of peak torque, the latter also covering the 2,500-5,500 rpm range. Both models have a limited top track speed of 155 mph, which can be raised to 174 mph in the XFR with the new optional Speed Pack.6 This option also includes special front and rear spoilers.

The XFR can accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. More relevant in everyday driving, an excellent indicator of the XFR's great flexibility is its 1.9-second 50-70 mph acceleration performance.6

Both of these high-end XF models feature standard 20-inch alloy wheels in a staggered array: 8.5-inches wide in front with 225/35ZR20 summer tires and 9.5-inches in the rear with 285/30ZR20 summer tires. Both models also come equipped with larger brakes than the other XF models, and both are equipped with the Adaptive Dynamics suspension and Active Differential Control (detailed below).

In addition to its greater power, the XFR differs from the XF Supercharged with its functional aero-enhanced body package, 18-way driver and 14-way passenger power sport seats embossed with the "R" logo, and a standard Meridian™ 825-watt premium surround sound system.

The unique front-end XFR design features a larger lower grille with black-finished mesh, plus chrome outboard air intakes. The car's upper grille also features black-finished mesh with chrome surrounds, while its unique hood carries bold and distinctive louvers, like those on the Jaguar XKR models. Front and rear "R" badges and four large, bright-finished tailpipes help make the XFR instantly recognizable.

The XFR cabin features a full soft grain leather interior as standard, with five seat and lower environment color choices – Warm Charcoal with a choice of Ivory contrast stitch or no contrast stitch, Warm Charcoal/Red, Warm Charcoal/London Tan, and Ivory. The speedometer and tachometer have the unique sporting signature of red dial pointers and carry the "Supercharged" motif. At start-up, the "R" logo appears on the touch-screen as part of the XFR's "driver handshake" sequence.

Advanced Chassis Dynamics4
The XF driver can select how the engine and transmission respond using the JaguarDrive control™, which offers three modes: Normal, for comfortable, leisurely driving; Dynamic, for a more sporting and responsive character, and Winter, for greater capability in low-grip conditions. Each mode changes the characteristics of engine response, transmission shifts, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) intervention and on XF Supercharged and XFR, Adaptive Dynamics tuning and Active Differential Control. In Dynamic mode, gearshift points are raised, and the suspension stiffens.

Both the XF Supercharged and XFR models come equipped with the Adaptive Dynamics active damping system that automatically tailors damper settings to suit both road conditions and the way the car is being driven, and Active Differential Control, which helps to improve acceleration while enhancing cornering ability. The clutch-type differential transmits torque to the wheel with the most traction. This proactive system differs fundamentally from conventional traction control, which uses the brakes reactively to counteract slip.

Jaguar Luxury
The combination of an aluminum dashboard, satin or gloss wood veneers, tailored instrument and door panels with twin-needle stitching as standard, plus Phosphor Blue halo illumination and interior mood lighting, give the XF interior a decidedly sporty ambience.

The JaguarDrive Selector™ transmission interface is a unique brand identifier. The beautiful cast alloy Selector has already gained recognition for its part in the distinctive XF "driver handshake," a sequence in which the illuminated stop/start button pulsates until pressed, at which point the JaguarDrive Selector™ rises into the driver's hand and the rotating dashboard vents silently open.

Across the XF line, the customer can personalize the car with both optional amenities and a wide choice of exterior and interior finishes. The XF Premium Pack adds the navigation system, HDD music storage and DVD player, HD Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio (with three-month trial subscription), 380-watt Meridian™ premium audio system, rear camera parking aid, front parking aid and adaptive front lights that pivot into the corners as the car is steered.4 The rear camera parking aid provides a clear view of the area behind the car on the color touch-screen while reversing, and the touch-screen displays guidance lines that move according to steering wheel angle to help the driver guide the car in reverse.

Leather seating and multi-way adjustable power seats are standard on all XF models. The XF and XF 3.0 models come standard with three-stage heated front seats, a distinction from some competitors that make heated front seats an extra-cost option. The Cold Pack adds a heated steering wheel and heated windshield. Heated and cooled active-ventilated front seats are standard on the XF Supercharged and XFR and available for the other models in the Portfolio Pack.

The Convenience Pack equips the XF with keyless entry, Interactive Voice5 with "say what you see" functionality, Blind Spot Monitor which warns the driver when there is another vehicle nearby in a different lane, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, intelligent high-beams that dim in response to oncoming traffic or vehicles traveling ahead, and a power rear sunblind.

The XF Portfolio Pack adds softgrain leather with contrast stitching, 16-way active-ventilated heated and cooled front seats with leatherette seat back map pockets, and it also introduces a luxurious Suedecloth premium headlining. The package's premium deep-pile carpet mats feature contrast edging and embroidered logos.

Choosing the Sport Portfolio Pack with either 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels augments the Portfolio Pack in the XF or XF 3.0 with an Aerodynamic Pack, 18-way power sport seats with perforated softgrain leather and black piano veneer interior trim. The XF Supercharged and XFR models include the contents of all the above option Packs, along with exclusive features and options.

Jaguar Safety
The comprehensive set of active safety technologies in the Jaguar XF include Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC).

Emergency Brake Assist is standard, and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is available as an option. Advanced Emergency Brake Assist uses the ACC radar to calculate distance from and closing speed to the vehicle ahead and pre-charges the brake-line pressure to reduce impact speed if a collision is predicted, as well as giving an audible warning to the driver.4

Jaguar Platinum Coverage3
All 2013 Jaguar cars come with Jaguar Platinum coverage, which includes:
. Complimentary scheduled maintenance for 4 years/50,000 miles
. New vehicle limited warranty for 4 years/50,000 miles
. 24/7 roadside assistance for 4 years/50,000 miles


1 Price shown is MSRP. Includes destination. Excludes, tax, title, license, retailer fees and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicles availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar retailer for details.
2 EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
3 For complete details on Jaguar Platinum Coverage, including limited warranty and maintenance coverage and exclusions, please
visit your local Jaguar dealer or JAGUARUSA.COM or call 1.800.JAGUAR
4 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving.
5 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use devices with voice commands when it is safe to do so.
6 Always obey local speed limits.

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About Jaguar
Jaguar Cars Limited is a premier manufacturer of luxury sedans and sports cars offering unparalleled design with tremendous performance. The company's vision throughout its storied history has been simple: To produce beautiful, fast cars that are desired the world over. Jaguar strives to provide a world class ownership experience to every owner. Today's Jaguar lineup consists of the XJ luxury sedan, XJ sports sedan and the XK coupe and convertible sports cars. Jaguar designs, engineers and manufactures exclusively in the United Kingdom, at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Jaguar is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs.

About Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Jaguar Land Rover is a business built around two great British car brands that are designed, engineered and manufactured in the United Kingdom. Jaguar Cars Limited, founded in 1922, is one of the world's premier manufacturers of luxury sedans and sports cars. Since 1948, Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that define "breadth of capability" in their segments.

Jaguar manufactures all their cars exclusively in the United Kingdom, at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Land Rover and Range Rover models are built in the United Kingdom at the Solihull and Halewood plants. Land Rover exports to 169 countries and Jaguar exports to 63 countries, with global sales for both brands exceeding 240,000 vehicles annually. The Jaguar Land Rover business employs 16,000 people in United Kingdom, including 3,500 engineers at two product development centers.

Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has offices across the USA and Canada and is represented by more than 330 retail outlets.


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      FreeThinker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very nice, balanced AWD package for these (originally) RWD platforms. The engine is kept in the proper place = mostly behind the front strut towers, not mostly in front of them as in certain FWD platforms. (Ehem) With the new 8-speed transmission, that supercharged V6 will provide more than enough grunt to be satisfying. Overall that means better fuel economy than the V8 despite the added components. Hopefully these will sell quite well at dealers in northern locations that see their share of snow and rain.
      Merc1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great news for Jaguar. Finally they're getting proper R&D, engineering investment. M
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a great step for Jaguar. More options, better pricing structure. They need to include their platinum coverage (maintenance included). I think they will sell more cars this year with this strategy.
      Making11s
      • 2 Years Ago
      As a long time fan of Jaguar, it seems weird putting a V6 under the hood. V8s were weird enough. That's straight 6 and V12 territory. Nitpicking aside, the new powertrain options sound great.
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Making11s
        I know what you mean, I love the sound of those straight 6 engines, but they faded away for good reasons. The only constant is change, so it's great to see Jaguar progress with direct injected engines that make nice power and torque mated w/8-speed transmissions to keep fuel mileage in check.
      adam1keith1980
      • 2 Years Ago
      Having an AWD (which is probably developed with Land Rover) in a balanced RWD platform is an excellent move for Jaguar. They should have had AWD from the start like its main competitors. Good job!
      RANGE ROVER
      • 2 Years Ago
      really JD POWERS have you ever analyzed how it's rated. do you know the different between the top and the bottom of that list it's 1 complain. it's almost laughable that's why I tell all my friends buy what you like cause no buddy really makes a bad car anymore. Plus 60% of the complains with JLR are a customers miss understanding of a feature and not the feature malfunction example train response, air suspension, etc etc.
      guyverfanboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool. Now how about them diesels...
      Spellchecker
      • 2 Years Ago
      I recently rode in an XJ 3.0 V6 D (diesel). Here's my review of it: http://www.carspin.net/forums/index.php?topic=27902.0 Photo: http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/5839/jaguarpart2.jpg
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Winter mode sounds like: Break my car mode. I hate to say it but anyone that buys a Jag with first model year AWD and a first model year turbocharged 6 is asking for trouble.
        RANGE ROVER
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nick Allain
        You do realize that Land Rover and Jaguar are the same company right ??? and you know what Land Rover is good at huh huh ??? oh wait 4WD. It's the same system being used in the Evoque!! As per the motor the new 5.0 has been in the market for over 4 years now and has been perfect so I expect the same from the 3.0
          Traction Control
          • 2 Years Ago
          @RANGE ROVER
          @ RANGE ROVER Wow, you really don’t know what you’re talking about either. Land-Rover does not make its own four-wheel drive systems anymore. The Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Discovery 4 all use a permanent four-wheel drive system designed and supplied by Magna Powertrain. Those three vehicles have the same two-speed Magna Powertrain model 2624 transfer case with electronic multi-disc center differential. The Range Rover Evoque and Freelander use an automatic four-wheel drive system designed and supplied by Haldex Traction. Those two have a one-speed Haldex 3.0 transfer unit with hydraulic multi-disc coupling. This system lacks a traditional transfer case, as its front-wheel drive based, thus it also lacks low range gearing. The ONLY Land-Rover that still uses a Land-Rover designed and supplied four-wheel drive system is the Defender.
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nick Allain
        You have no idea what you are blabbing about. Blabbing, as in making noise with your mouth that doesn't make any sense.
      postpast
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't stand these new Jag’s. I hate them. Why would they try and compete with the Germans when they could have just held their place as the stylish, stately, English brand. There sales have plummeted since they moved away from classic design. These new cars are not as great as the best from Germany and the world; no Jag has been but if it is elegant and English enough, it doesn’t matter. Nobody will ever by a Jag cause it is the leading edge of design and technology.
        Ferd
        • 2 Years Ago
        @postpast
        Not true. Sales are higher now than ever before. Between 2008 and 2011 sales went down with the rest of the industry because of the recession; however, now they are enjoying a resurgence. "Stylish and stately" does not sell. Performance and quality does. Jaguar have made great strides in both areas with their new XF & XJ.
        Euphrentic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @postpast
        Not everyone thinks German vehicles are the best in the world, thank GOD! We all (car enthusiest) have our own standards of what is the "best." I'll agree with you that they should have kept their stately english design language. The last-gen Xj was one of my favorite executive class designs.
      Jameskey
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love Jaguar, but that is some horrible badge job on the XJ
      me
      • 2 Years Ago
      They still need to update the xtype. Say what you will but it was jaguar highest seller ever. And not for nothing no matter where I travel in the states... I always see them....so It might be worth looking into
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