2016 Jaguar XF has been officially unveiled via a dramatic three minute, 787ft 'high wire' journey. This has happened in London, and specifically at the famous Canary Wharf over the Royal Dock. The person behind the steering wheel was Jim Dowdell, who is a veteran stuntman famous for his Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones movies. There is a video below, where you will find out how this has been achieved and whether it was successful or not.
The new XF will also make a North American debut at the New York Auto Show. Basically, the car is an expression of refinement and luxury emphasized via its outstanding interior and athletic coupe-like design. In fact, the XF is based on Jaguar's aluminum-intensive architecture, thus having exceptional proportions. The car is 7mm (0.3in) shorter and 3mm (0.1in) lower, while the wheelbase in 51mm (2in) longer.
Under the hood we have one of the two 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engines. The first one produces the combination 340 hp (250 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), while the second one: 380 hp (280 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). Both engines are coupled with the eight-speed automatic transmission.
And regarding the excellent steering feel and response, Jaguar has ensured that there is a system that takes care for that. It is called Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system. Other technology features that need to be mentioned are the Adaptive Dynamics, the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) that delivers rear-drive handling and the All-Surface Progress Control system that helps in adverse conditions.
Speaking of luxury, the cabin is filled with the finest materials and the latest technology features like the new Jaguar InControl Touch Pro premium infotainment system1 and a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster. The company will also offer abundance of available features like the additional advanced driver assistance systems, featuring the full-LED headlights and Laser Heads-Up Display.
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