Feb 26 2010

Jaguar reveals details about the next gen XK, diesel variant on drawing board

Jaguar next gen XK sports car is set to roll out by 2013 and is expected to have a V-6 running on diesel that can output around 300 bhp.

The new baby of the British carmaker will be its first ever sports car to depend on diesel. The new XK will have a 3.0L twin turbo set up for its V6 that will compete with the segment where the likes of BMW 635d thrive.

2011 Jaguar XK

It will be a perfect mix of economy and performance for the turbodiesel XK made of aluminum lightweight alloy. It can blast from 0 to 60 in a matter of 5.0 seconds with a fuel mileage hitting 30 mpg.

There will also be the XK D which offers torque fit for a V8 and acceleration that gets your heart either thumping or stumping while you speed from point A to point B of your day’s itinerary.

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Nov 10 2009

Jaguar opens R Performance Academy by December 1

Some people dream of driving the fastest of the Jaguar on production today on a track guided by some of the best driving instructors in the business today. Lucky are the buyers of the 2010 Jaguar XFR or XKR because this will be a reality for them.

Jaguar XKR

The car manufacturer recently announced that they will be opening the R Performance Academy come December 1. The first session will be conducted at the Homestead Miami Speedway which has 14 turns and stretches to about 2.21 miles. The course will definitely provide a challenge to drivers who are beginners or even to race car professionals.

The participants of the academy will be able to enjoy one whole day of driving and experience different types of driving which will entail varying accelerations, lane changes, and emergency braking. Jaguar will also organize an autocross for the students. There will also be a no traction and stability control driving for the braver souls of the batch.

The XKR and the XFR both depends on the V-8 supercharged engine with an output of 510 horsepower. The cars boast of a 0-60 feat in 4.6 and 4.7 seconds, respectively.

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Aug 7 2009

Jaguar (and Land Rover) future models will have aluminum bodies

Tata Motors reveals that all vehicle models that we will be seeing in the future from Land Rover and Jaguar will use aluminum for their bodies. Jaguar has been using the technology for some of the members of their fleet and has acknowledged the aerodynamic and weight advantages of the approach.

The move will make Land Rover and Jaguar units a lot lighter and will enjoy fuel efficiency and mileage because of the change. Tata Motors which owns the two brands confirmed the move in the annual report of the company.

Tata makes the move following the negative performance of the tag team brands in 2008 which translates to a $1.1 billion loss. The lack of profit is blamed on the high cost of developing new models amid the global economic crisis. The other factors cited were the high expenses during production and the low demand of the market for luxury vehicles.

2007 Jaguar XK Convertible

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Jul 3 2009

Jaguar XKR in lime green reveals tough side for the Goodwood Special

The Hill Climb at the Goodwood Festival in United Kingdom is a show of form and power as the finest of cars battle it out for the glory. Jaguar recently announced that an XKR uniquely finished in lime green will compete in the event.

The motor event is set to push the XKR to its limits and give Jaguar engineers an opportunity to discover certain boundaries of its performance. Some are speculating that this might pave the way for the development of the XKR-R.

The specs of the lime green Jaguar for the Goodwood Speed Festival has not been disclosed. Everyone is certain though that it got an upgrade for its supercharged V8 5.0L power plant. That will definitely go beyond 503hp and most likely will range between 550hp and numbers above that.

Lime Green Jaguar XKR

The standard XKR is limited only to top the gauges at 155 mph. The fuel economy considerations is also good at 23mpg with carbon dioxide rating of 292g/km.

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