Jaguar not planning to offer all-wheel drive (AWD) sports cars

Article by Christian A., on April 9, 2014

Audi was the first German carmaker to offer all-wheel drive performance cars. As you may know already, Mercedes-Benz followed Audi and we’ve heard that BMW is also planning to introduce all-wheel drive version of its M badged sports cars. It appears that Jaguar doesn’t want to follow the same path as a leading executive told CarAdvice that the company is not planning to offer all-wheel drive for its performance cars.

Tim Clark a.k.a. Jaguar’s technical specialist for performance and drivability attributes said that all-wheel drive doesn’t make a sports car experience as the models using AWD drive in a very different way. That’s why, Jaguar is not considering four-wheel-drive cars, because it needs to do a lot of stuff in order to make its cars offer the same experience as the RWD models.

Currently, Jaguar offers plenty of high-performance models and the latest addition is the 2015 XFR-S Sportbrake, which was unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show back in March. This model is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that generates 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque, enough to push it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds (from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds) and to a top speed of 300 km/h or 186 mph.

The Jaguar F-Type R Coupe was also introduced back in November 2013 and uses the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that develops 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque. Using an eight-speed Quickshift transmission, the F-Type R Coupe zooms from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds) and has a top speed electronically limited at 186 mph or 300 mph.

The Jaguar XFR-S Sedan was brought by Jaguar to the 2012 LA Auto Show and is powered by the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that develops 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque. This model hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, while its top speed is 186 mph or 300 km/h.

If you want a coupe, Jaguar offers the XKR-S with the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 which pumps out 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque. The coupe hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited at 680 Nm of torque. Jaguar also rolled out the XKR-S GT, a more track-focused version of the XKR-S Coupe.

This model uses the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that delivers 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque. Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, this model hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, while top speed is limited at 186 mph or 300 km/h.

As you can see, all the high-performance models from Jaguar are RWD and we actually admit that an AWD version of these vehicles will not offer the same fun as the original versions. [source: CarAdvice]

Topics: jaguar, sports car, awd

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