Jaguar has announced that the 2013 XF and XJ models are now available with all-wheel-drive.
Jaguar has announced that the 2013 XF and XJ models are now available with all-wheel-drive. The AWD models will be powered by a new 335-hp 3.0L V6 supercharged engine and eight-speed transmission.
Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar, said: “Our All-Wheel Drive system preserves all the dynamic qualities of our rear-wheel drive Jaguar saloons in terms of handling, steering quality and ride refinement while adding a new depth of ability in low-grip conditions. The system delivers all the traction benefits you would expect, but the AWD XF and XJ are still very rewarding cars to drive – which was exactly our intention.”
The AWD system continuously monitors grip levels and driver inputs to both pre-empt and react to wheel-slip. Feed-forward torque distribution allows the system to actively anticipate wheel slippage and prevent it. Torque split can be up to 50:50 front/rear, but in normal grip conditions the AWD system delivers drive predominantly to the rear wheels.