Jaguar is developing a brand new V6 unit that will be used to power the 2012 XF model and possibly the XJ too, a report from Car and Driver states. In addition, Jaguar is planning to construct a new factory in the UK, making the conditions perfect for the production of new engines.
It’s likely that the new V6 powerplant that will be fitted in the 2012 Jaguar XF will be offered in the U.S. Jaguar has launched an XJ model at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show that’s powered by a 237bhp 3.0-litre V6 engine.
This enables the car to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 8.5 seconds and to reach a top speed of 145 mph (233 km/h). This new unit will be offered to the market beginning in 2013 or 2014.
Its maximum output is estimated to be about 300hp, making it able to compete with BMW, Mercedes Benz or Audi. This car will feature an 8-speed automatic transmission that brings that power to the road. Its gearbox is already slated to be fitted in the 2.2-liter diesel powered cars arriving in Europe.
Jaguar only offers a 5.0-liter V8 engine in the US. It has outputs that range from 385 hp (287 kW) of naturally aspirated units to 475 hp (354 kW) or 510 hp (380 kW) capabilities of supercharged powerplants. In Europe, Jaguar has more engines available, including a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel, a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel unit, or the older Ford-based 3.0-liter V6 power plant.
The features that defined the Jaguar XF during its launch are still very fresh and have remained as the center of attention. While this 4-door vehicle has the coupe’s visual excitement, it is spacious enough for five adult passengers to appreciate the interior of the totally contemporary but distinctively Jaguar.
The Jaguar XF's has a simple and spacious interior design, which is exactly the same as in the new generation. With regards to the driver, this is concentrated on the Jaguar Drive Selector transmission interface’s compact packaging.
It has a beautiful cast alloy finish, which has been recognized for its function in the unique XF 'welcoming handshake’; wherein the illuminated stop/start button palpitates like a heartbeat up to the time it is pressed, as the Jaguar Drive Selecto rises towards the driver’s hand and rotating fax vents open without sound.
Such features have drawn over 30,000 customers to the new Jaguar XF and at present, have further been enhanced in several instances, Its exterior styling consists of an aluminium dashboard, tailored instrument, satin/gloss wood veneers, door panels and double-needle stitching as standard as well as interior mood lighting plus Phosphor Blue halo illumination that allows the Jaguar XF's cabin to rise above the competition.
Customers who desire luxury appointments should look into the direction of the new Portfolio specification. Powered by a naturally aspirated 5-liter V8 engine, the Portfolio model comes with ultimate craftsmanship details like Jaguar Suede cloth Premium headlining, contrast stitching on leather trim, deep-pile carpet mats with contrasting edging plus embroidered logos, ventilated cooled plus heated seats and unique veneer.