Jaguar XF dances over the rope
London ( UK), March 25, 2015
With a spectacular high-wire stunt Jaguar XF has the new presented on the evening of March 24, 2015 in London the first time. Stuntman Jim Dowdall, who Jones movies gedoubelt already in James Bond and Indiana actor in dangerous scenes, drove the Jaguar in height over the water areas located on the East End Docklands. With the airy action, the manufacturer wanted to draw attention to the new, much lighter aluminum body ?? after all, supposed to be weighing up to 190 kilograms less than its predecessor and still be around a third stiffer the new XF. The aerodynamics have improved significantly, according to Jaguar: the Cd value has decreased from 0.29 to 0.26.
Slightly shorter and flatter, much more wheelbase
With technical data, the automaker still holds back the British-posh. Only the world premiere of the car at the New York International Auto Show NYIAS ( 3rd to 12th April 2015) will then be followed by further information. It was announced that the new Jaguar XF seven millimeters shorter (now 4,954 mm) and three millimeters flatter (now 1,457 mm ) than the outgoing model. This is, of course, hardly visible to the naked eye. Much more important is the wheelbase: He grew by 51 to 2,960 millimeters. This is especially in the rear seat by more leg and knee room to be felt.
New turbo diesel with 163 or 180 hp
While the design has not changed significantly, passed all the more under the sheet metal. New turbo diesel Ingenium series enters the program, it will be offered in the new XE. As there, the two-liter four-cylinder will be to have 163 or 180 hp and torque peaks powern with 380 or 430 Newton meters. The most powerful diesel a three-liter V6 is installed which supplies with parallel and sequential bi-turbo 300 hp and 700 Newton meters. The petrol make a selection from the three-liter V6. The compressor engine offers 340 hp or 380 hp and torque of 450 Newton meters respectively.
With eight-speed automatic
The two small diesel are selectively connected to a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission, the V6 units can be ordered with the machine. The now developed with experience in the F-Type and the XE XF for the Electric Power Steering (EPAS ) will increase and help to reduce the consumption of steering precision. Was also screwed to the chassis: An additional valve for lowering the damping forces at low speeds cares for an improved ride comfort. In addition, an adaptive system adjusts the identifiers quickly to the driving situation.
A new setup system
New XF is known from the F-Type Setup System " Configurable Dynamics ", which is the characteristic of shock absorbers, steering and throttle response can be individually set. The optional all-wheel drive system to automatically force distribution ( torque - on-demand) is improved and which also stems from the F-Type " Intelligent Drive Line Dynamics (IDD ) " - used system. For the XF 's rear Trieber are now developed starting off on loose surfaces " All-Surface Progress Control". It controls the style of a launch control automatically the interplay between the brake and accelerator. The driver must concentrate on steering just yet.
New infotainment system with dual view
In terms of infotainment XF brings the new " InControl Touch Pro System" including 10.2 - inch touch screen with dual view technology. The latter allows that driver and front passenger to view different contents on the screen. If desired, a configurable 12.3 - inch TFT instrument cluster is available. Also in the program, a head-up display and full-LED headlights will be.
Launching in Fall 2015
The new Jaguar XF will run on the side of F-Type and XJ in Castle Bromwich plant from the tape and roll in the fall to the dealers. To the prices the manufacturer has not yet ruled. We expect around 47,000 euros for the 163 - hp diesel. The current entry-level models are 45,900 euros more expensive. (HD)