Jaguar XF All Wheel Drive LaunchedThe Jaguar XF is already a great all rounder, but spring 2016 will sees all weather utility added to its talents.
Now available to order, the XF will gain a year-round capable all-wheel drive system, paired with the 180PS Ingenium four cylinder diesel, giving buyers mobile productivity whatever the weather.
Jaguar’s torque on-demand AWD system utilises the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) system derived from the F-Type AWD. This means that, although the XF now sports the safety that a four-wheel drive system affords, it maintains the rear wheel drive character that defines a Jaguar’s dynamic demeanour.
Power is prioritised to the rear of the car in normal driving conditions, but if the system predicts that the rear axle is getting near to the limits of traction it will transfer torque to the front axle. This doesn't just apply on loose surfaces - the system will operate in the same manner to damp excess yaw and mitigate oversteer.
This means that on an entertaining B road, the AWD XF will move and communicate in the same intuitive and rewarding manner as its rear wheel drive kin, yet maintain composure and safety given a sudden reduction in grip.
For truly adverse weather, Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) technology is also available. This will replace Rain, Ice, Snow mode in the Jaguar Drive Control and optimise the mapping of the throttle, automatic transmission and DSC system to suit the type of surface. Developed from the Jaguar Land Rover Terrain Response system, it will give sufficient traction even in the worst driving conditions.
These systems combine with Jaguar’s revolutionary All Surface Progress Control system, a low speed cruise control for maintaining a constant speed on loose surfaces that is unique in the segment.
The AWD diesel XF model can achieve a 0-60mph time of 7.9s and returns an impressive 57.7mpg - equivalent to 129g/km CO2.