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Jaguar debuts new AWD system for XF and XJ in Moscow


Jaguar XFR Speed Pack option showcased to show goers

The Moscow Motor Show marked the official debut of Jaguar's All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system that will be available on versions of the XF and XJ saloons in selected markets from 2013 Model Year.

The AWD system is powered exclusively by Jaguar's new 340PS 3.0-liter V6 supercharged petrol engine driving through an eight-speed automatic transmission with a Stop/Start technology.

Jaguar AWD operates 'intelligently', continuously monitoring grip levels and driver inputs to both pre-empt and react to wheel-slip, enabling maximum traction in all conditions.


Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark said at the Jaguar press conference: "In low grip conditions, such as snow and ice, the system automatically transfers torque to all four wheels to optimize traction, vehicle stability and driver confidence."

North America, Russia, China and continental Europe will account for the majority of sales for the new AWD models.

Jaguar also revealed that the powerful XFR sports saloon has just got even faster with the introduction of a new optional Speed Pack.

Featuring a speed limiter raised to 280km/h, the 510PS XFR Speed Pack car is equipped with revised engine and gearbox calibration to match the increased top speed. A new front aero splitter and a new rear wing distinguish the Speed Pack car.

The 510PS XFR sports saloon benefits from the same combination of eight-speed automatic gearbox and Intelligent Stop/Start system.

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