Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Jaguar X-C16, Released in the UK in April

With the news that the new Jaguar X-C16 could be arriving on UK shores as early as April, Torque AUTO takes a look at the beautiful new offering from Jaguar.

The new 3.0-litre supercharged V6 Jaguar C-X16 Is the smallest car Jaguar have built since the XK120 in 1954 and  proof good things come in small packages. The 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine produces 380bhp and 332lb ft of torque and like KERS on a Formula 1 car, there is a motor generation behind the seats that draws energy draws power from a battery pack integrated into the eight speed gearbox, charged through brake energy regeneration.

With a 0-62mph time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 186mph, you’d be pleasantly surprised to hear the C-X16 can also travel up to a 50mph on electric power alone, keeping CO2 emissions at just 165g/km.

Inside the Jaguar X-C16 boasts a dramatic red interior trimmed in the finest materials; leather, Suedecloth, anodised machined aluminium, carbon-fibre and dark chrome. Jaguar design chief Ian Callum said: "Jaguars have always been dramatically different. With the C-X16 we have moved the current award-winning design language on to the next generation, creating a car that is the very essence of future Jaguar performance."

We certainly can't wait to get our hands on what looks like a very sensible and potentially succesful offering from Jaguar. Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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