Friday, August 17, 2012

2013 Jaguar XJ and XF Offer All Wheel Drive

Jaguar announced that its 2013 model year XJ and XF sedans will now have Instinctive All Wheel Drive™ powered by a new supercharged 340 horsepower DOHC 3-liter V6 engine with an active torque-management system that uses a performance-oriented rear-drive bias which can shift power to the front wheels to either pre-empt or counter wheel slip. In addition to the Instinctive All Wheel Drive™ and supercharged 340horsepower V6 engines for the XF and XJ, Jaguar introduces a turbocharged 240 horsepower four cylinder engine available in the XF,  eight Speed ZF® Automatic Transmissions on all XF and XJ models and Auto Engine Start/Stop on select XF and XJ models.

Jaguar made the entry level all wheel drive 2.5 and 3.0 X-type sedan with all wheel drive from 2001 to 2009. With Audi's quattro® success and all wheel drive sedans from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Infiniti and Acura, it was only time before Jag brought AWD back.