It seems that Jaguar plans to offer the XF and the XJ models equipped with an all-wheel drive system. Under the hood, the two will hide the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine capable of developing 340 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Unfortunately, the new all-wheel drive system will only be available in a few markets, North America, China, Russia and Continental Europe. It is rear-based and will anticipate wheel slippage.
To improve the driving dynamics of the Jaguar XJ and XF the carmaker also offered revised suspension and steering system. When it comes to handling, steering quality, ride refinement and ability in low grip conditions the new all-wheel drive system preserves all the dynamic qualities of the rear-wheel drive Jaguar saloons, said the Vehicle Director of Jaguar, Ian Hoban. The AWD XF and XJ are incredible cars to drive, but the system provides even more quality. This is what the carmaker expected from the new development and in the end they managed to touch their goal.
At speed in normal grip conditions, the all-wheel drive system delivers drive mainly to the rear wheels. All Jaguar models are provided with the dynamic driving experience possible, while maximizing power train efficiency. As mentioned above, both the steering system and the suspension have been reengineered so that the Jaguar all-wheel drives XF and the XJ to obtain the driving dynamics they were engineered to get. These are all the information available until this moment, but stay tuned for more. The reaction of the buyers will be revealed at a later date.
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