Jaguar Launches New XF All-Wheel Drive In UK
By Maddy Price
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 11:22
Already the class benchmark for driving dynamics and driver engagement, the All-New Jaguar XF will, in 2016, offer an even greater breadth of dynamic ability.
For the first time, Jaguar’s business saloon offers all-wheel drive (AWD) together with a four-cylinder diesel engine – the clean, refined, 180PS 2.0-litre Ingenium unit. This combination will offer customers exceptional fuel efficiency together with enhanced all-weather traction and performance.
Jaguar’s torque on-demand AWD system features Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) – a next-generation control technology developed entirely in-house. Launched in the F-TYPE AWD, IDD delivers rear-wheel drive character and agility but can transfer precisely the right amount of torque to the front axle when required, maximising the performance and dynamics benefits of the additional traction. The result is superb composure in even the most adverse weather conditions.
“The all-new Jaguar XF is already established as the most dynamically-rewarding saloon car in the business segment. Now we’re making the performance and traction benefits of all-wheel drive accessible to more customers worldwide by combining the system with our clean, refined and efficient Ingenium diesel engines.
“By making our Configurable Dynamics and Adaptive Dynamics technologies available on more models across the range, we’re once again raising the benchmark for ride and handling.”
Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar XE, XF, F-PACE
The 2017 model year Jaguar XF range will consist of: XF Prestige, XF R-Sport, XF Portfolio, XF S
The powertrain range will consist of:
163PS 2.0-litre diesel manual/ automatic RWD; 180PS 2.0-litre diesel manual/ automatic RWD, automatic AWD; 300PS 3.0-litre diesel automatic RWD; 380PS 3.0-litre petrol automatic RWD
Matched to the 180PS Ingenium diesel engine, Jaguar’s torque on-demand all-wheel drive system with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics delivers an exceptional blend of agility, performance and efficiency
The all-new XF’s torque on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) system will, for the first time, be offered with the clean, refined, 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel.
The combination of dynamic and traction benefits of AWD with the responsiveness and fuel efficiency of the 180PS/ 430Nm Ingenium engine and eight-speed automatic transmission makes the all-new XF an even more compelling choice in the business segment with CO2 emissions of 129g/km.