2015 Jaguar XF, photo and data of the second generation

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Qualitative and quantitative leap that makes the 2015 Jaguar XF, the second generation of its premium midsize sedan. In its technical genes, highlights the massive use of aluminum and a clear commitment to technology. 2015 looks set to be the year for Jaguar saloon. The resounding premiere of the new and unprecedented access model XE-its to compete against the likes of the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class will have its continuity with the staging of the new generation-second- the XF.

The market entry of 2015 Jaguar XF will occur throughout the fall, but before will have a prominent place in the Hall of New York She held from 1 to 12 April in the Great block- role. The first and most important quality is found again in its XF genes, since the widespread use of aluminum (as the XE) in its construction immediate consequence a significant reduction in weight to the point that the signature British ensures that the XF II is up to 80 kg lighter than its direct competitors. Namely, 75 percent of the components of the new XF will be manufactured in such a lightweight and durable material, allowing themselves be up to 190 kg lighter than the previous XF.

The lightness of the new XF is not its only virtue, because in structural terms has also managed to optimize its aerodynamics, running to declare a drag coefficient Cd of just 0.26 (previously 0.29). And we know, the sum of lightness + aerodynamic directly affects both agile handling and lower fuel consumption. In fact, the group brand Tata Motors announces an average expenditure of 3.9 l / 100 km and emissions of 104 g / km of CO2 for version 2.0 Diesel 163 hp and 38.74 Nm of torque .

Between 163 and 380 hp

At ultra-efficient diesel engine 163 hp Ingenium mentioned will follow a 2.0 180 hp and 43.84 Nm of torque. Both four-cylinder diesel blocks can be combined with either a six-speed manual gearbox as eight-speed automatic. Will crown the supply of diesel by 3.0 V6 biturbo 300 hp and 71.38 Nm of torque.

For those who prefer petrol, 2015 XF will be available with three alternatives: A four-cylinder 240 hp 2.0i turbo and supercharged 3.0 V6 compressor 340 and 380 hp.

Almost identical in size

Metro in hand, the second generation of Jaguar XF is only 7 mm shorter and lower 3 mm, while the data does change significantly is related to the wheelbase, an increase of 5.1 cm until a total of 2.96 m. This amendment together to redesign the interior are based, according to Jaguar, for the XF step forward in terms of increased space for passengers, especially in free space for legs and knees.

Changes in chassis

Jaguar promises a balanced performance with the right amount of comfort, agility and refinement aboard the new XF. First, the front suspension comprises a parallelogram pattern, while the hind Comprehensive Link rear suspension mounts. These changes must unite an ideal weight distribution of 50 percent per axle.

The electric power steering and passive damping system are also key genes XF. For those wishing to vary the settings of springs and dampers, it may use the Adaptive Dynamics system, while drivers who want to fully customize its dynamic car can ‘play’ with the alternatives of the device Configurable Dynamics, individual choice Operating parameters of the suspension, steering, the engine and the response time of the automatic transmission.

Versions with permanent AWD can count on the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) system, in which the role of torque split to the rear axle is premium. Already in very extreme low grip conditions, can become operational the All-Surface Progress Control, which automatically controls the brakes and accelerator-the driver only needs to steer the wheel technology.

Technology, blessed technology

In a car you want to belong and be premium with all laws, bet without reservation by the technology has to look good patent. Towards ensure maximum dynamism, mention the Torque Vectoring Control system by Braking wide distribution curve. In the chapter on safety and driving assistants, lacking systems such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), the wizard measuring attention-fatigue sensor traffic sign recognition, intelligent speed limiter and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system with control at low speed.

In conclusion

Progress in every sense of the new XF, a premium sedan that presents a good base to stand up to German trio BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class

In terms of connectivity and entertainment, the Jaguar XF second generation feature the latest evolution of the information system, navigation and entertainment InControl Touch Pro, equipped with a touch screen of 10.2 inch Dual View technology.