Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Jaguar C-X16 Concept Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Show

The Jaguar C-X16 concept, a compact, rear-wheel drive, two-seater, powered by a supercharged 376 horsepower 3.0-litre V6 engine with 0-62 mph acceleration in 4.4 seconds, 50-75 mph acceleration in 2.1 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. The C-X16 has a Formula 1-inspired hybrid boost system with a steering-wheel mounted button for on-demand acceleration. Integrated into the eight-speed transmission is a motor generator which draws power from a 1.6kWh battery pack mounted behind the seats for ideal 50:50 weight distribution. Charged through a brake energy regeneration system, the batteries allow the motor to provide an additional 95 PS (70 kW) and173 lb ft (235 Nm). In terms of overall length, the C-X16 is the smallest Jaguar created since the 1954 XK120. The Jaguar C-X16 concept makes its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next week.