The Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 was an SUV manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. A derivative of the Mercedes Geländewagen, it was the company's largest and second most expensive street-legal SUV, manufactured by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. The G63 AMG 6×6 features six-wheel drive running on 5.5L, 536-hp, 561-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 AMG engine. The G63 AMG 6×6 was fitted with Mercedes' 7G-tronic seven-speed automatic transmission; its transfer case can alter between a 0.87:1 high-range ratio for on-road driving and 2.16:1 low-range ratio for off-road conditions to all six wheels in a nominal 30:40:30 split. An extra shaft delivers power to the rearmost axle. The vehicle had five electronic differential locks, which can deliver 100% lockup of all six wheels, operated by three switches on the dashboard.The G63 AMG 6×6 is 5875 mm in length, 2110 mm in width and 2210 mm in height, having ground clearance of 460 mm and fording depth at 1000 mm. It has arch axles, almost similar to those fitted on Unimog vehicles. The vehicle was installed with 37-inch wheels featuring bead-plate design, 4196-mm wheelbase (front axle to rearmost axle) had 4105 kg of curb weight. The G63 AMG 6×6 could deliver 0–60 MPH in 7.8 seconds with a top speed limited to 100 MPH. It appears in the movie Beyond the Reach and also featured in Jurassic World. The G63 AMG 6x6 featured a compressor which allowed to reduce or increase tyre pressure in order to adapt the traction to the driving surface, especially in desert like environments. Therefore, the compressor filled four containers with 20 litres each to allow fast inflation of the tyres. This made it possible to change from sandy deserts to regular streets in less than twenty seconds. The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 was launched in early 2013. The company decided to stop sales of the car and declared the model completely sold out in early 2015 to maintain model's exclusivity. Mercedes-Benz managed to sell more units of G63 AMG 6×6 than originally anticipated. The last customer delivery of G63 AMG 6×6 left the G-Class factory in Graz, Austria in May 2015.In 2015, Mercedes-Benz introduced a limited 15 units RHD version of Brabus 6×6 for Malaysian market and they are all only RHD version of 6×6 units in the entire of the world. All the models are only available for Malaysian market and bought by Naza World, a largest automotive conglomerates company in Malaysia. All the Brabus 6×6 models come with price tag of RM3,214,119 (698,888 euros).
The Brabus SLR McLaren is a grand tourer car jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England and sold from 2003 to 2010. When it was developed, German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz owned 40 percent of the McLaren Group. SLR stands for "Sport Leicht Rennsport" (Sport Light Racing), homage to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR which served as the McLaren's inspiration.Both coupé and roadster versions were offered.
At the 1999 North American International Auto Show,Brabus presented their Vision SLR concept, inspired both by the Brabus SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé of 1955,which was a modified Mercedes-Benz W196S race car, and the design of closed-wheel Formula One cars, a field in which Mercedes had prior experience, providing engines for McLaren bodies. The car was presented as "Tomorrow Silver Arrow" in a clear reference to the Silver Arrows of the golden age of Mercedes in competition during the fifties. Later that year, during the Frankfurt Motorshow it was presented the roadster version. The concept car was presented with an AMG 5.5 litre V8 engine supercharged with a mechanical compressor able to deliver 557 HP and 720 Nm at 4,000 rpm, mated with a 5-speed automatic gearbox with Touchshift control. Wanting to bring the concept to production, Mercedes joined with their Formula One partner, McLaren, thus creating the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The final production model was presented on 17 November 2003 featuring some minor design adjustments respect the initial design, like a more complex vents in both sides, a redesign of the front part, with the three pointed star plunged in the nose and red tinted rear lights sets. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren saw a production run of over six years. On 4 April 2008, Mercedes announced it would discontinue the SLR. The last of the coupés rolled off the production line at the end of 2009 and the roadster version was dropped in early 2010. Due to the automatic gear box, front mid-engined arrangement, and its driving characteristics, some commentators classify the SLR McLaren as a GT, whose rivals would include vehicles such as the Aston Martin DBS V12 and Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.
Scaldarsi Motors is a relatively new international manufacturing and design firm, with the mission “to create unsurpassed masterpieces of art.” Well, what you’re looking at here is their first creation the Emperor I based on the Mercedes Maybach S 600, and it could be the most extravagant thing on four wheels. Visually, certain design cues from the S 600 can still be clearly seen like the headlamps and tail lamps. Everything else however, is completely bespoke, beginning with that imposing front-end that features a sizeable grille, large air curtain intakes and additional LED DRLs. Down the sides, air outlets have been carved into the car’s bodywork aft of the front wheels, and are aligned with the lines of the sculpted doors. Wild-looking wheels are also part of the getup here, which appear to leave very little room between the tyres and the sidewalls.
Brabus Rocket 900 is more than 350 km / h With new crankshaft, new rods and new piston of the displacement of the growing V12 to 6.3 liters. Flanking get an optimized intake, new downpipes and new turbochargers used. Moreover Brabus puts on a dynamic pressure-optimized stainless steel sports exhaust system with valve control. Matched by new engine management software to the V12 Add as 900 hp and a maximum of 1,500 Nm Drehoment. In view of the drive train and the optimized seven-speed automatic, this value is limited in the car to 1,200 Nm. Backed by a limited-slip differential as remote motorhome! on the rear axle is the Brabus Rocket 900 sprint in 3.7 seconds from zero to 100 km / h. After only 91 seconds, already 200 km / h achieved. The top speed is over 350 km / h. Stabilizing output will deliver a aerodynamic kit of carbon fiber laminate. the package includes a front spoiler, front bumper essays, a rear spoiler lip and a new rear apron with integrated diffuser. Carbon fiber elements on the fenders and carbon mirror cover are only for appearance.
In the wheel arches to either 21 or 22 inch alloy wheels turning. As tire sizes 255/35 ZR 21 in front and in accordance with 295/30 ZR 21 or 255/30 ZR 22 and 295/25 ZR 22 driven. When lowering the air suspension as remote motorhome! by 15 mm, a special plug-in provides. The interior can be designed depending on gusto to customers. Precious wood, carbon and leather ensure a luxurious and sporty ambience. Under the slogan iBusiness the Rocket 900 also boasts of a comprehensive infotainment be upgraded and multimedia equipment. Prices for the Brabus Rocket 900 start at 347,719 euros .
The Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo is the spiritual successor to the legendary Brabus 800 E V12. It features an uprated V8 enigine, now 5.9 litres rather than the serial 5.5 litres. To acheive this, Brabus uses precision-balanced billet crankshaft with a stroke of 96 mm (3.78) instead of the standard 90.5 millimeters (3.56 in.) in concert with special forged billet piston rods. The engine also receives new turbochargers with larger compressor units and a special manifold. A high-performance exhaust system and an ECU optimisation are both included in the package Power is now 850 hp with torque limited to 1,150 Nm. The power is routed through a strengthened 7-speed sports transmission with rear-wheel drive and 4MATIC version both available. With the rear wheel drive version the sprint to 100 km/h is acheived in just 3.7 seconds whilst the 4MATIC version reaches that figure in a staggering 3.1 seconds. Brabus VMax systems limit the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo to speeds between 300 km/h (186 mph) and more than 350 km/h (217 mph). In terms of visual and aerodynamic updates, the front spoiler lip attaches to the underside of the production bumper of the E 63 AMG with minimal fuss, newly styled design elements for the front fenders and a new rear spoiler lip. All parts are crafted from carbon fibre.
The Brabus E V12 is a tuned Mercedes-Benz E-Class made by Mercedes-Benz tuning company Brabus. It was succeeded by the Brabus Rocket which is based on the Mercedes-Benz CLS.
The history of Brabus fitting a V12 in an E-class Mercedes-Benz begins with the W124 with the V12 from the W140 S600 being shoehorned into the smaller car and Brabus increasing displacement to 7.3. The W210 model was the successor to the W124, At the time Guinness Book of Records confirmed it was the fastest four-door sedan. The W210 also took the self-acclaimed title of most powerful street-legal Mercedes engine. Under the hood featured a 7.3-liter version of Mercedes V12. Brabus claimed the engine produced 582 horsepower and 780 nm of torque (575.3 lb/ft), all while propelling the car to an electronically limited 330 km/h (205 mph). Proceeding the W210, the new W211 followed, bringing with twin-turbochargers. The new engine produced 640 horsepower, 1026 Nm (757 lb/ft)and a blisteringly fast 350.2 km/h (217.6 mph). The work that Brabus did to the 6.3-liter twin-turbocharged V12 was enough to help them reclaim the Guinness World Record for fastest four-door sedan. Continuing on with the W211 chassis, Brabus was able to rub even more power out of the 6.3-liter mill. Now power was produced in the range of 730 horsepower and torque climbed to 1320 Nm (973.6 lb/ft). Torque was then electronically limited to 1100 Nm (811 lb/ft) because of extensive strain put on the transmission. Proving yet again Brabus could produce world contenders, it set a record of 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph) on the Nardo circuit. In most recent projects for the E-class, Brabus set out to produce 1000 lb/ft from Mercedes twin-turbo V12. The final product codenamed W212 featured the most power to-date from the German tuner. Brabus managed to unleash 800 horsepower and 1420 Nm (1047 lb/ft) from the V12. Despite having the torque electronically limited to 1100 Nm (811 lb/ft) yet again, Brabus claims the sedan can hit a top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph).
The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seater supercar produced by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 until 1994, in collaboration with the specialist automotive and race engineering company Tom Walkinshaw Racing. The top speed of 217.1 mph (349.4 km/h) measured by Jaguar in June 1993 with catalytic converters disconnected and rev limiter increased was in the Guinness Book of Records 1994 to 1999 issues as "the fastest speed ever attained by a standard production car", replaced by 240.1 mph (386.4 km/h) the McLaren F1 showed in 1998 with rev-limiter increased. The Jaguar held the Nürburgring production car lap record between 1992 and 2000 with a time of 7:46.36. The XJ220 was developed from a V12-engined 4-wheel drive concept car designed by an informal group of Jaguar employees working in their spare time. The group wished to create a modern version of the successful Jaguar 24 Hours of Le Mans racing cars of the 1950s and '60s that could be entered into FIA Group B competitions. The XJ220 made use of engineering work undertaken for Jaguar's then current racing car family. The initial XJ220 concept car was unveiled to the public at the 1988 British International Motor Show, held in Birmingham, England. Its positive reception prompted Jaguar to put the car into production; some 1500 deposits of £50,000 each were taken, and deliveries were planned for 1992. Engineering requirements resulted in significant changes to the specification of the XJ220, most notably replacement of the Jaguar V12 engine by a turbocharged V6 engine. The changes to the specification and a collapse in the price of collectible cars brought about by the early 1990s recession resulted in many buyers choosing not to exercise their purchase options. A total of just 271 cars were produced by the time production ended, each with a retail price of £470,000 in 1992.
The Jaguar XJR-9 is a sports-prototype race car built by Jaguar for both FIA Group C and IMSA Camel GTP racing, debuting at the 1988 24 Hours of Daytona. An evolution of the design for the XJR-8, the XJR-9 was designed by Tony Southgate and built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), and featured a Jaguar 7.0-litre V12 based on the production 5.3-litre engine as used in the Jaguar XJS road car. A variant of the XJR-9, the XJR-9LM, would be developed specifically for the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the requirement for high straight line speeds on the Mulsanne Straight necessitated a low-drag aerodynamic package.
In the United States, the Castrol sponsored XJR-9s debuted at the 24 Hours of Daytona, with the car taking the overall win. However, throughout the rest of the IMSA Camel GTP season the XJR-9 was unable to gain another win until the final race of the season, meaning the team had to settle for third in the constructor's championship. In the 1988 World Sports Prototype Championship, the XJR-9, running Silk Cut sponsorship, met with more success. The XJR-9 was able to take six victories, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, over the eleven race series. Silk Cut Jaguar won the Teams Championship and Jaguar driver Martin Brundle won the Drivers title. Jaguar's success at Le Mans marked the first time since 1980 that Porsche had not won Le Mans, and the first Le Mans victory for Jaguar since 1957. For 1989, the XJR-9 was again entered in both IMSA Camel GTP and the World Sports Prototype Championship. However, the XJR-9 was by now dated, and in IMSA was being repeatedly beaten by Nissan, leaving the XJR-9 with only a single win on the season. This led to Jaguar introducing the XJR-10 midway through the season, which met with slightly better success having two wins on the season and usually placing higher than the XJR-9 it ran with. At the end of the season, Jaguar finished 2nd in the championship. A similar story occurred in the 1989 World Sports Prototype Championship, with Jaguar not winning a single race during the series. Midway through the championship the XJR-11 was developed to replace the XJR-9, although both finished out the season. This disappointment led to Jaguar finishing fourth in the Teams Championship. Within months of Jaguar's 1988 Le Mans victory, TWR would use the XJR-9 chassis for the development of the R9R prototype which by 1990 had evolved into the XJR-15 supercar and spec-racer. In 2010, the car won the Le Mans Legend.
The success of the XKR-S resulted in the development of an even more focused and dynamic version, the XKR-S GT. A limited run of 30 vehicles were produced for the North American market. Changes to the XKR-S include enhanced aerodynamic components and suspension development to increase downforce and optimize high-speed cornering ability. The front track was widened by 2", spring rates and camber were increased, steering was quickened, and bushings were revised. The model also represents the Jaguar brand's first use of carbon ceramic brakes.
Jaguar announced a special limited edition to mark the end of the XK production. Only 50 will be sold, all in the US. The Final Fifty is based on the XKR with dynamic pack.The exterior is identifiable by an extra-louvered hood inspired by the XKR-S GT, “Vortex” 20-inch wheels, a rear wing, side sill extensions, and a rear diffuser. The Final Fifty cars are split evenly in 25 coupe and 25 convertible body styles and all cars will be fitted with a commemorative plaque signed by Jaguar’s design chief Ian Callum.
It is a limited (30 units in United States and Canada, 10 in UK) version of XKR-S coupe (world-wide production was 45 units) with six-speed transmission, active electronic differential, bespoke aerodynamic components and suspension developments to increase downforce and optimise high-speed cornering ability (a wider front track, increased camber, revised bushings, a new steering system and faster steering ratio, height-adjustable and bespoke adaptive dampers with twin spring system and increased rates of 68% at the front and 25% at the rear), carbon ceramic brake system (398mm and 380mm front/rear discs, 6/4-piston front/rear monoblock calipers) The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Jaguar at the New York International Auto Show, followed by 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.UK model was sold for £135,000.00 OTR, with deliveries to UK customers are planned for October 2013.
The Jaguar X-Type is a compact executive car that was manufactured and marketed by Jaguar Cars from 2001 to 2009 in a single generation under the internal designation X400. Manufactured at the Halewood Assembly Facility near Liverpool, the X-Type was developed during Jaguar's tenure in the Premier Automotive Group (PAG) of Ford Motor Company and was based on a modified version of the Ford CD132 platform, shared with the contemporary Ford Mondeo. The smallest of the Jaguar model range, the X-Type was marketed in saloon and estate variants, and was the first estate manufactured in series production by the company.
The Jaguar X-Type, codenamed X400 was launched in October 2001 as Jaguar's first compact executive car since the Jaguar Mark 2 of 1959. The X-Type was one of the last to be styled under the supervision of Geoff Lawson, with Wayne Burgess as principal designer.The four-door saloon was launched in 2001 and in 2004 the five-door estate joined the range with production of both versions ending in 2009. The estate was officially marketed as the "Sportwagon” in the United States and was the first Jaguar model designed by Ian Callum. Initially, the X-Type was only available with all-wheel-drive and either a 2.5 litre or 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine. In 2002, an entry-level 2.1 litre V6 front-wheel-drive model was added. All three engines were available with either five-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmissions. The X-Type grille was slightly modified for both the 2004 and 2006 model years.
The X-Type was based on a modified version of the Ford CD132 platform shared with the Ford Mondeo. The X-Type was initially offered as all-wheel drive only and mated to a 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre AJ-V6 petrol engine. The Jaguar AJ-V6 engine design is unique to the Jaguar X-Type; one notable addition is the use of variable valve timing. The X-Type's petrol engine is also set apart by the use of SFI fuel injection, four valves per cylinder and features fracture-split forged powder metal connecting rods plus a one-piece cast camshaft and has direct-acting mechanical bucket (DAMB) tappets. In 2003, the X-Type was also offered in front-wheel drive with the introduction of Jaguar’s first four-cylinder diesel engines (based on the Ford Duratorq ZSD unit from the Mondeo and Transit), and with the smaller 2.1 litre petrol V6. The six-speed automatic transmission supplied on the later 2.2-litre diesel models includes Jaguar Sequential Shift.
The Jaguar XK (XK, XK8 and XKR) is two door grand touring two-seater manufactured and marketed by Jaguar Cars from 1996-2014 in coupé and convertible bodystyles, across two generations. The XK was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1996 and was last manufactured in July of 2014. The first generation was marketed as the XK8, replacing the XJS and was Jaguar's first 8-cylinder model since the Daimler 250, introducing the Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. The second generation XK, noted for its aluminium monocoque bodyshell, was launched in 2006 for model year 2007. Both generations were marketed in performance variants, as the XKR.
The redesigned XK debuted in 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, styled by Jaguar's chief designer Ian Callum. The X150's grille was also inspired from the famous 1961 Jaguar E-Type.The standard XK model has an unlimited top speed of 158 mph whilst the XKR an unlimited top speed of 174 mph. An even faster variant, the XKR-S model was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012. The XKR-S gained an additional 40-horsepower over the XKR bringing the 0-60 mph time down to only 4.4 seconds and the top speed up to 300 km/h (186 mph) - making it the fastest Jaguar yet after the Jaguar XJ220. A convertible version of the XKR-S was released in 2012. Production of the XK ended in July 2014 without a replacement model until the subsequent F-Type.
Project 7 is based on Jaguar’s acclaimed F-Type, its all-new, two-seater, convertible sports car and winner of the World Car Design of the Year 2015 award.Key exterior design changes include a fairing behind the driver’s head; bespoke carbon-fibre components – a new front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser; lowered windshield and restyled front bumper. Project 7’s unique interior features a composite single-seat with racing harness, a helmet holder and custom trim. Project 7’s name acknowledges Jaguar’s winning of Le Mans seven times between 1951-1990 – a record for a British manufacturer – and its blue paintwork is reminiscent of the victorious Jaguar D-types of 1956/1957.
Jaguar Project 7 is not a static concept, but a fully-functional, high-performance sports car. The F-Type’s rigid all-aluminium architecture provides the perfect starting point, power coming from Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine in 550PS/680Nm form – an increase of 55PS and 55Nm over the F-Type V8 S. “The overriding dynamic aim when developing F-Type was ensuring connected feel; it’s a true, driver-focused sports car; agile, immediate, fast and, of course, fun. Having achieved that for the road, Jaguar Project 7 has given us a unique opportunity to go that little bit further. It’s visceral in every sense – its response, its sound and its sheer performance. I’m very much looking forward to driving it at Goodwood.” Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity,Jaguar.
In addition to the increase in power – delivered to the rear wheels through Jaguar’s eight-speed Quickshift transmission and electronic active differential – Project 7 also features a free-flow exhaust system with a ceramic finish, 10mm lower ride height and a unique spring/damper tune. “Jaguar’s sporting bloodline and innovative ambition are perfectly embodied by Project 7, both through its sensual design, and its shattering performance. Project 7’s Goodwood debut will provide a great stage to showcase the creativity of our design and engineering teams.” Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar
Jaguar C-X75 is a hybrid-electric, 2-seat, concept car produced by Jaguar which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The C-X75 concept produces 778 horsepower through four YASA electric motors, each of which drives one of the four wheels. The batteries driving these motors are recharged using two diesel-fed micro gas turbines instead of a conventional four-stroke engine. It is described as an ideas model that will influence future design and technology.In May 2011 Jaguar announced plans to build from 2013 until 2015 a limited production of the Jaguar C-X75, with a downsized, boosted petrol engine instead of the micro gas turbines in the concept car. The plug-in hybrid supercar price was estimated between GB£700,000 – GB£900,000 (US$1.15 – US$1.48 million) depending on local market and taxes. A maximum of 250 cars were planned to be built in partnership with Formula One team Williams F1. The production version was expected to have an all-electric range of 50 km (31 mi). In December 2012 the carmaker announced the cancellation of production due to the ongoing global economic crisis.The car was featured in Spectre, the twenty-fourth James Bond film.
In terms of performance, Jaguar envisioned a goal of their future super car reaching 330 km/h (205 mph) and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and 80 to 145 km/h (50 to 90 mph) in 2.3 seconds. It is powered by four 145 kW (194 hp) electric motors – one for each wheel – which produce 780 hp (582 kW) and a total torque output of 1,600 N·m (1,180 lbf·ft). Inherent in the drivetrain is the ability to independently drive each wheel across the full speed range, known as Torque Vectoring. Each motor weighs 50 kilograms (110 lb). The micro gas turbines from Bladon Jets generate enough electricity to extend the range of the car to 900 km (559 mi) while producing 28 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the EU test cycle. While running solely on battery power, the C-X75 has an all-electric range of 110 km (68 mi).Among other advantages, the micro turbines used in the C-X75 can be run on a range of fuels including diesel, biofuels, compressed natural gas and liquid petroleum gas. The 15kWh lithium ion battery pack weighs 185 kilograms (408 lb). Jaguar estimates an average carbon emission of 28 g/km on European test cycle, however, the carbon emission is around 150g/km if the turbines are running. Jaguar also focused on the aerodynamics in order to improve performance. For example, the carbon-fibre rear diffuser that guides airflow from under the car creating down-force, and includes an active aerofoil and is lowered automatically as speed increases. Moreover, the C-X75 features an extruded and bonded, aerospace-inspired, aluminium chassis, saving on weight and improving sustainability and performance.
In May 2011 Jaguar unveiled plans to build a GB£700,000 (US$1.15 million) petrol-electric plug-in hybrid supercar in the UK. The carmaker planned to build a maximum of 250 cars in partnership with Formula One team Williams F1. The decision was part of a GB£5 billion investment plan, announced by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in March 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, to launch 40 "significant new products" over the next five years. The model was scheduled to be built from 2013 until 2015, although it had not yet been decided where production would take place. The C-X75 was to be built without the micro-turbines, instead, the production version would use a downsized, highly boosted petrol engine, with one electric motor at each axle. In order to create a lightweight strong structure, the chassis was planned to be made of carbon-fibre, and the engine would be mounted low for optimum weight distribution and to retain the concept’s silhouette. The C-X75 production version was expected to deliver CO2 emissions of less than 99 g/km, a sub-three second 0–60 mph time, a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour (320 km/h), and a reduced all-electric range of 50 km (31 mi) as compared to the 110 km (68 mi) for the concept car.
The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0–60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years (1955–1957) and, as such, it employed the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world's "100 most beautiful cars" of all time.In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.
The Jaguar XJ is the name of a series of flagship, full-size, luxury cars sold by the British automobile brand, Jaguar Cars. The XJ line has had a long history, with the first model released in 1968. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder, and the model has been featured in countless media and high-profile appearances. The current Jaguar XJ was launched in 2009. It is one of the official cars of the royal families and UK Prime Minister.
The XJ6, using 2.8 litre (2,790 cc or 170 cu in) and 4.2 litre (4,235 cc or 258.4 cu in) straight-six cylinder versions of Jaguar's renowned XK engine, replaced most of Jaguar's saloons – which, in the 1960s, had expanded to four separate ranges. Apart from the engines, other main assemblies carried over from previous models were the widest version of Jaguar's IRS unit from the Mark X and the subframe mounted independent front suspension first seen in the 1955 2.4 litre with new anti- geometry.An upmarket version was marketed under the Daimler brand and called the Daimler Sovereign, continuing the name from the Daimler version of the Jaguar 420. The car was introduced in September 1968. Power-assisted steering and leather upholstery were standard on the 2.8 L De Luxe and 4.2 L models and air conditioning was offered as an optional extra on the 4.2 L. Daimler versions were launched in October 1969, in a series of television advertisements featuring Sir William. In these spots, he referred to the car as "the finest Jaguar ever". An unusual feature, inherited from the Mark X and S-Type saloons, was the provision of twin fuel tanks, positioned on each side of the boot / trunk, and filled using two separately lockable filler caps: one on the top of each wing above the rear wheel arches. Preliminary reviews of the car were favourable, noting the effective brakes and good ride quality. In March 1970 it was announced that the Borg-Warner Model 8 automatic transmission, which the XJ6 had featured since 1968, would be replaced on the 4.2 litre-engined XJ6 with a Borg-Warner Model 12 unit. The new transmission now had three different forward positions accessed via the selector lever, which effectively enabled performance oriented drivers to hold lower ratios at higher revs to achieve better acceleration. "Greatly improved shift quality" was also claimed for the new system. Around this time minor changes were made as well, such as moving the rear reflectors from beside to below the rear lights; on the interior the chrome gauge bezels were changed for black ones, to cut down on distracting reflections. In 1972 the option of a long-wheelbase version, providing a 4" increase in leg room for passengers in the back, became available. The XJ12 version was announced in July 1972, featuring simplified grille treatment, and powered by a 5.3 L V12 engine (coupled to a Borg Warner Model 12). The car as presented at that time was the world's only mass-produced 12-cylinder four-door car, and, with a top speed "around 140 mph" (225 km/h) as the "fastest full four-seater available in the world today". Although it had been the manufacturer's intention from launch that the XJ would take the twelve-cylinder engine, its installation was nonetheless a tight fit, and providing adequate cooling had evidently been a challenge for the engineers designing the installation. Bonnet/hood louvres such as those fitted on the recently introduced twelve-cylinder E Type were rejected, but the XJ12 featured a complex "cross-flow" radiator divided into two separated horizontal sections and supported with coolant feeder tanks at each end: the engine fan was geared to rotate at 1¼ times the speed of the engine rpm, subject to a limiter which cut in at a (fan) speed of 1,700 rpm. The fuel system incorporated a relief valve that returned fuel to the tank when pressure in the leads to the carburetters exceeded 1.5 psi to reduce the risk of vapour locks occurring at the engine's high operating temperature, while the car's battery, unusually, benefited from its own thermostatically controlled cooling fan.
The Jaguar XE (codename X760)is a midsize car manufactured by the British manufacturer Jaguar. The model was launched at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show, with production beginning in April 2015.The XE is the first midsize car Jaguar has produced since the 2009 model year X-Type and is the first of several Jaguar models to be built using Jaguar's new modular aluminium architecture, moving the company away from the Ford derived platforms that were used in the past for the X-Type and XF. The use of Jaguar's own platform allows the XE to feature either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations, and it is the first car in its segment with an aluminium monocoque structure.
The vehicle was announced, but not displayed, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It had its world première on 8 September 2014 in London. Sales were expected to begin globally in 2015, followed by the United States in 2016. Production formally commenced on 13 April 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant.
The XE is powered by the new Jaguar Land Rover 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine range called Ingenium, as well as a Ford and Mazda sourced 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine (which will be replaced by an Ingenium-based petrol engine in 2016) and the new Jaguar 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine used by the F-Type.The V6 engines features in higher performance variants.The Ingenium 2.0-litre engine family will come on both petrol and diesel variants and in a range of different power outputs. The 2.0-litre diesel producing 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp) plays a part in reducing the overall averaged fuel consumption and carbon emission figures of new Jaguars, being capable of beating the 25 km/L (4.0 L/100 km; 59 mpg-US) barrier, and producing CO2 emissions of 99 g/km. The cleanest models in Britain will have Vehicle Excise Duty charged at £0 per year. Jaguar's Special Operations division will prepare a high performance variant to compete with the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi RS 4, the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. This model will use the Jaguar AJ-V8 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, developing 500 PS (370 kW; 490 hp).
The XE is the first Jaguar to be built at the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Solihull, which will be dedicated to the manufacture of aluminium vehicles - both Jaguar and Land Rover branded. The XE will be manufactured on the same production line as the second generation aluminium Range Rover Sport. Production of the XE is expected to also commence in China during 2015, alongside the Range Rover Evoque.The Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder enginesused in Jaguar XE is built at their new engine plant near Wolverhampton in Staffordshire.
The Jaguar XF (codename till 2015: X250: codename from 2015: X260) is an executive/mid-size luxury car and estate produced by British car manufacturer Jaguar Cars. It was first unveiled in autumn 2007 as a replacement for the Jaguar S-Type.
The XF was developed at Jaguar's Whitley design and development HQ in Coventry and is built at Castle Bromwich Assembly facility in Birmingham. During its development the XF was known by its codename X250. The XF was launched at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, following the public showing of the C-XF concept in January 2007 at the North American International Auto Show. Designed by Jaguar's design director Ian Callum, it was a significant design change from its predecessor. The styling of the finalised production XF varies from that of the C-XF, most notably around the front lights and nose, which incorporates an oval mesh grille harking back to the original Jaguar XJ of 1968. The boot lid retained the S-Type's chromed blade to its edge, but also included a "leaper" Jaguar logo as well. The interior included some unique features such as the air conditioning vents which are flush-fitting in the dash, rotating open once the engine is started, and a rotating gearshift dial called the JaguarDrive Selector which rises out of the centre console. Another departure from the traditional Jaguar cabin ambiance is the use of pale-blue backlighting to the instruments, switchgear, and around major control panels. Some minor systems, such as the interior lighting, are controlled simply by touching the light covers. The glove compartment also opens to the touch. Unusually the XF has no cloth interior option, with even the entry level model being fully trimmed in leather - even areas that have employed plastic on previous Jaguars. Real wood veneers are available, but have been joined by aluminium, carbon fibre and piano black lacquer trims to create a modern look to the passenger compartment. Customer deliveries commenced in March 2008, with a range of V6 and V8 engines.
In April 2011, Jaguar revealed the details of a facelift for the XF at the New York International Auto Show, with manufacturing beginning in July 2011. The facelift includes front and rear styling changes which are based on the original Jaguar C-XF concept car, internal trim enhancements, adaptive cruise control, and a new four-cylinder 187 bhp (139 kW; 190 PS) 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) 2.2-litre diesel engine, which is combined with a new eight-speed automatic transmission and stop-start technology to emit 149 g/km CO2 and fuel consumption of 52.3 mpg-imp (5.40 L/100 km; 43.5 mpg-US).
The XF was launched with a variety of trims called, depending on country, 'SE', 'Luxury', 'Premium Luxury' (or 'Premium'), 'Portfolio' (or 'Premium Portfolio'), 'SV8' (or 'Supercharged') and 'R'. For the UK market, company car-friendly 'Executive Edition' and 'SE Business' models with a lower tuned versions of the 3.0 L and 2.2 L diesel engines respectively are available.
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