The British based automaker Jaguar has officially announced its plans to offer an all-wheel drive system for the XF and XJ models equipped with the 3.0 liter V6 engine.
“Our all-wheel drive system preserves all the dynamic qualities of our rear-wheel drive Jaguar saloons in terms of handling, steering quality and ride refinement while adding a new depth of ability in low-grip conditions. The system delivers all the traction benefits you would expect, but the AWD XF and XJ are still very rewarding cars to drive – which was exactly our intention”, as the Jaguar Vehicle Line director, Ian Hoban, has said in the press release.
According to the car manufacturer, the all-wheel drive system for the Jaguar XF and the Jaguar XJ will only be available on the 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine, which is currently developing a total output of 335 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). The AWD system for the two models is Jaguar’s answer to its main German rivals. The Jaguar XF and the Jaguar XJ, equipped with the all-wheel drive system, will be available in Continental Europe, North America, China and Russia.