New Jaguar Sportscar May Arrive in 2011

Monday March 9th, 2009 at 8:33 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Somehow, despite all the sturm und drang happening in the auto world at the moment, Jaguar is seeing fit to let the rumors fly about an upcoming new sportscar for 2011, and not just any sports car, but a re-do of the mouthwatering F-Type show car. The F-Type, which was a show car from 2000, was announced for production in early 2001, but sadly the F-Type was never to see the light of day, since Jag decided to focus its resources on the ill-fated X-Type sedan.

Stories of a new Jaguar sportscar have been around ever since and now fresh comments from Mike O’Driscoll, Jag Managing Director, imply there’s a distinct possibility we’ll see a new sportscar soon. “If we were to do something, it would be a proper sports car priced like a 911. Wouldn’t it be great to launch a sports car at Geneva on the 50th anniversary of the E-type?” O’Driscoll said.

A report in AutoCar hints there’s work being done on what might be called the Jaguar XE. And even better, it looks like Lotus appears to be involved. It seems as though the XE will use a cropped version of the aluminum chassis currently used for the XK. If all goes well (cross your fingers) expect to see a concept version around this time next year.

Source: Edmunds

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Jaguar European XF Diesel: 443 lb-ft and 35 MPG!

Tuesday December 30th, 2008 at 10:1212 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Jaguar XF Whoa, check this out: a stylish ride that gets 35 miles to the gallon and also puts down 443 Pound Feet of torque to the pavement.

Meet Jaguars new and improved XF diesel. Motivated by a new dual turbo 3.0-liter that puts out 240 hp for the base model or 275 hp S trim. True, not that much for a heavy and luxurious car such as a Jag, but the torque, and a train moving 443 lb-ft should do the trick. And indeed it does, motivating the cat down the road to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds, topping out at 155. Of course on the inside, it’s got all the Jaguar bits and bobs you’d come to expect. A few cows worth of leather, lots of wood, comfort comfort comfort, that sort of deal.

What’s not to like?

You can’t buy it.

It’s European only.

Aren’t American car companies having trouble with CAFE standards? Doesn’t Ford still own Jag? Do I have to draw you a picture Dearborn?

Source: AutoBlog

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Gives Us Back Our Jaguar XF!

Friday December 12th, 2008 at 7:1212 AM
Posted by: goofshow

2009 Jaguar XFBad news if you own a Jaguar XF in the U.S. of A. The 2009 model is being recalled in North America. Whoops! Yes, the whole damn entire car is being recalled due to faulty speaker wiring. If you’ve purchased the Jaguar XF, whose base price is $49,200, the wires to the speaker system may break. Doesn’t sound so bad except this will lead to not only the failure to the audio system but also the turn indicator sounds, seatbelt warning, lights-on and driver’s door open warning chimes, seat-adjustment memory and adaptive cruise control warning signals. Holy mama of an automotive mishap!

The Jaguar XF is no stranger to recall. In August, 7,918 models were also recalled for such niceties problems with the rear seatbelt D-ring assembly, which in the event of a crash the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, and reconfiguration of the instrument control software. This time around
 Jaguar has issued a recall for 3,754 2009 XF sedans.

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The stunning and surprising Jaguar XF

Thursday November 20th, 2008 at 11:1111 PM
Posted by: Francois

My next driving assignment was the Jaguar XF. As excited as I was with the Jaguar XK-R, I was less than enthusiastic about this one. “It doesn’t look like a Jaguar.” I whined.

I was guilty of prejudice and expected to bored and underwhelmed by this car. But, like some turnaround plots, I got in the car and was changed. I changed my mind about this car. I changed my mind about Jaguar and the Brits. I expected Jaguar to sell cars with styling, legacy and tradition. But what I got was a car that was one of the most tech savy, most well integrated and balanced cars I’ve driven in a while.

Color me impressed. The interior bathes you in a warm blue glow and with motorized, moving everything. It is gimmicky but it really works. The shift knob is a little dial that floats up on command. Where’s the gear changing stick you say. Well, that is a remnant of the old world. Electronic transmissions don’t need a big mechanical stick to function. Drivers might want it like a security blanket. But it really is not an elegant and ergonomic solution to the problem.

The rest of my experience is like a dream. This car drives like the perfect daily driver. And the B&W sound system is one of the best I have ever witnessed in a car.

Read on to our very own Gary Chan’s review and discover what this car is all about.
2009 Jaguar XF Review: When the world is not enough

And hear James May of Top Gear rave about the XF and see the car in it’s glory.

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2009 Jaguar XF Review – When The World is Not Enough

Wednesday November 19th, 2008 at 6:1111 AM
Posted by: gmchan_66


By Gary Chan

Pros

  • Tuned suspension feels great
  • B&W sound system
  • Verbal navigation instructions clear and accurate
  • Engine – smooth as silk

Cons

  • Navigation UI not intuitive and as easy to use as some systems
  • Resonance from either exhaust or transmission: a droning sound generated between 1250 -1750 rpm. It was quite noticeable and my wife asked me while riding in back, “What is that sound?”
  • Small trunk
  • Rear seat legroom

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2008 Jaguar XKR Review – Jaguar reaches Purrfection!

Friday June 27th, 2008 at 6:66 AM
Posted by: twain

By Twain Mein

Pros:

  • Pleasing balance of performance and luxury
  • Stunning styling
  • Incredible power
  • Beautiful interior
  • 6-figure exclusivity club

Cons:

  • Useless back seats
  • Minor complaints including hard to read GPS and poor radio reception
  • No sunroof
  • $90,000 is too much for mere mortals

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2008 Jaguar XKR Video Review

Tuesday June 24th, 2008 at 3:66 PM
Posted by: Derek

The Jaguar XKR is a grand tourer produced by British car maker Jaguar since 1996. The car was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5th 1996 and is available as a coupé and convertible. Currently in its second generation (Mark II) , the XK8 was the first 8 cylinder vehicle produced by Jaguar, when the Jaguar AJ-V8 engine was introduced.

Shouldered and powerful as always, but sleeker now with aluminum bodyshell drawn taut across the chassis, the second generation Jaguar XKR coupe is purposefully trimmed and tuned for heart-pounding performance.

Under the hood is Jaguar´s latest 4.2-liter, 32-valve, 4-cam aluminum AJ-V8 engine, with cam phasing to stoke response at all speeds. In the XKR, an Eaton supercharger is used to increase horsepower to 420 and propel the Coupe from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. Controlling all this power is a 6-speed ZF automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift steering wheel mounted paddle shifting. Very cool.

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