2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sedan Unveiled At The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

      2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sedan Unveiled At The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

PR Newswire

MAHWAH, N.J., Nov. 28, 2012

MAHWAH, N.J., Nov.28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

At a glance

  oThe 2014 Jaguar XFR-S is the second model in the ultra-high performance
    R-S range from Jaguar, following the 2012 XKR-S
  oJust 100 will be offered for the U.S. for the 2014 model year
  oThe XFR-S is powered by the same 5-liter supercharged V8 as the XKR-S,
    producing 550hp and 502 lb-ft of torque
  oThe 2014 Jaguar XFR-S is the fastest and most powerful sedan Jaguar has
    ever produced
  oThe XFR-S will sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds^1 (0-100 km/h in
    4.6 seconds) and on to an electronically limited top track speed of 186
    mph^1 (300 km/h)
  oFuel economy is equal to the XFR with 23 mpg highway. No gas guzzler tax
    applies
  oZF® eight-speed transmission with Quickshift functionality enables optimal
    acceleration and efficiency
  oComprehensive front and rear suspension upgrades maximize response with
    lateral stiffness increases of up to 30 percent
  oElectronic Active Differential and Dynamic Stability Control systems have
    been recalibrated to enhance handling characteristics
  oNew, wider, 20-inch 'Varuna' forged alloy wheels and wider tires maximize
    grip
  oAerodynamic changes, with extensive use of carbon fiber components, reduce
    lift by 68 percent and give the XFR-S an assertive appearance
  oExclusive interior materials include carbon leather and contrasting
    highlight micro-piping and stitching
  oThe XFR-S goes on sale in early summer, 2013, starting at $99,000^3

"Sporting character is evident in all Jaguar sedans. In the XFR-S that
character has been amplified, the result being a truly engaging car with a
combination of technical innovation, assertive design and staggering
performance that will satisfy the most demanding of drivers."

  Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar

The second model in the Jaguar ultra-high performance R-S range, the XFR-S
Sedan joins its XKR-S sibling as a vivid expression of the carmaker's
longstanding performance lineage. Just 100 of these ultra-performance sedans
will be offered for the U.S. market, making it one of the most exclusive
Jaguar models.

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Powertrain

5-Liter Supercharged V8
The 5-liter supercharged V8 engine provides electrifying performance from
550hp and 502 lb-ft of torque – up 40hp and 41 lb-ft, respectively, over the
XFR. The increases have been achieved through revisions to the engine
management system and improvements to the intake and exhaust flow. This
all-new combination provides a visceral blend of vivid acceleration and driver
involvement. The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.4
seconds^1 (0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds) and reach an electronically-limited
maximum track speed of 186 mph^1 (300km/h).

The all-aluminum 32-valve quad-cam engine delivers not only extraordinary
performance but also efficiency thanks to such technologies as spray-guided
direct injection (SGDI) and dual independent variable cam timing (DIVCT). The
high-pressure die-cast lightweight aluminum block is stiffened with cast iron
liners and cross-bolted main bearing caps, providing refinement to match its
power. Between the aluminum four-valve cylinder heads sits a Roots-type twin
vortex supercharger fed by two intercoolers to reduce the temperature of the
pressurized air to optimize power and efficiency. Each intercooler features
its own water-cooling circuit.

The XFR-S exhaust system replaces the central muffler with an X-piece and near
straight-through rear pipes. The combination yields an enhanced exhaust note
that "crackles" on deceleration. The intake system also features a symposer
that channels some induction sounds into the cabin, adding to the auditory
excitement of driving the XFR-S.

A number of key driveline components have been uprated in order to both adapt
the XFR-S for the greater power and torque outputs and stiffen the entire
drivetrain to make its responses more immediate. These include uprated
half-shafts, a larger central bearing on the driveshaft, and a new torque
converter.

These changes have allowed Jaguar engineers to tune the throttle response to
suit the more focused nature of the XFR-S. The response to throttle inputs has
been made significantly quicker. Engaging Dynamic Mode increases engine
response for a given movement of the accelerator pedal.

Eight-Speed Quickshift Transmission
The eight-speed automatic transmission with Quickshift technology maximizes
the benefit of the engine recalibration. Quickshift ideally suits the XFR-S
model's track-tuned performance capability. When the driver shifts manually by
using the steering wheel-mounted paddles, the Quickshift strategy ensures the
quickest, crispest shifts via rapid and precisely timed engine torque
intervention.

When downshifting (either manually or when in Sport mode), the engine
management system automatically blips the throttle to ensure the XFR-S remains
balanced, particularly important when entering a corner. This function also
allows the transmission to perform multiple and very rapid downshifts during
hard braking.

When operating in automatic mode, the transmission can detect the manner in
which the car is being driven by monitoring acceleration and braking,
cornering forces, throttle and brake pedal activity, road load and kickdown
request. On detecting a more enthusiastic driving style, the transmission will
automatically make the gearshifts more aggressive and move the upshift point
higher in the rev range.

Corner Recognition senses when the car is negotiating a bend, the transmission
holding the correct gear for the exit. The transmission will also recognize
when the car is performing a series of overtaking maneuvers requiring rapid
throttle position changes. Rather than upshift, it will remain in a lower
gear, ready for the next demand for acceleration.

The XFR-S comes equipped as standard with the Intelligent Stop/Start system,
which automatically shuts down the engine when the car comes to a stop and the
brake pedal is held. When the brake is released, the system will restart the
engine in less time than it takes for the driver's foot to move to the
accelerator.

A twin solenoid system, Intelligent Stop/Start allows for 'change of mind'
functionality, bringing the engine back up to speed even during its run-down
phase if, for instance, the car is coming to a stop at a junction and the
driver sees an opportunity to join the traffic flow.

Dynamics

"What we have given the XFR-S is greater handling capacity, greater precision
and greater capability. It's a car for driving purists – it will feel engaging
within the first 50 meters but remains accessible and confidence-inspiring at
any speed."

  Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar

Both front and rear suspension systems have been uprated and carefully tuned
over tens of thousands of miles at the Jaguar testing center at Germany's
renowned Nurburgring track, the high-speed bowl at Nardo in Italy and the
engineers' favorite roads around the Welsh countryside.

Overall lateral suspension stiffness has been increased by 30 percent front
and rear, with front and rear spring rates increased by the same amount. Front
suspension knuckles have been revised in line with those found on the XKR-S to
achieve the increased camber and castor stiffness which, along with new wheel
bearings, optimize steering and handling precision.

At the rear, a new sub-frame enabled revisions to suspension geometry which,
allied to stiffer bushings, new rear knuckles and working in tandem with the
stiffer springs, increase stability and response. In order to achieve the
maximum benefit from the suspension revisions, the XFR-S uses new lightweight,
forged 20-inch Varuna alloy wheels. These are a half-inch wider at the front
and an inch wider at the rear compared to the wheels on the XFR, but are no
heavier thanks to their lightweight construction.

The tires, developed in conjunction with Pirelli exclusively for the XFR-S,
are 265/35R20 and 295/30R20 front/rear. The difference between the wheel rim
and tire width increases has the effect of pre-loading the sidewall to improve
handling and steering response without adversely affecting refinement.

Working in concert with the uprated suspension, wheels and tires are revised
electronic programs controlling the Adaptive Dynamics, active electronic
differential and Dynamic Stability Control systems. The Jaguar Adaptive
Dynamics system uses continuously variable dampers to actively control
vertical body movement, roll and pitch rates. The system monitors driver
inputs and the road conditions, adjusting damper rates in response up to 500
times a second to optimize stability and agility. The driver's selection of
Dynamic Mode offers enhanced body control by moving the damping rates to the
firmer end of the available range.

The Jaguar active electronically controlled differential can apply full
locking torque almost instantaneously when needed. The differential has been
recalibrated to maximize the greater grip offered by the wider rear tires, the
more precisely controlled suspension and the higher engine output. Working in
parallel with the differential, the "Trac DSC" setting of the Dynamic
Stability Control system allows the enthusiast driver greater opportunity to
explore the handling envelope.

The Jaguar High Performance Braking System offers a combination of stopping
power, stability and fine modulation commensurate with the car's performance
potential. The 380mm (14.96") front and 376mm (14.80") rear discs are
internally ventilated for assured repeated stopping power. On the XFR-S,
under-body air channeling provides additional cooling capacity.

Design

Reflecting the changes under the skin, the XFR-S is distinguished from the XFR
by subtle design changes that give it a distinctively assertive appearance
while also enhancing aerodynamic performance.

"The Design Team was very conscious that it would be the aerodynamic solutions
required to deliver the performance of the XFR-S that would dictate its
aesthetics. This is a concentrated and focused car and the design revisions
and the materials used all reflect that."

  Wayne Burgess, Studio Director, Jaguar Design

The new, deeper front bumper incorporates larger lower central and side air
intakes – the former framed in carbon fiber – in order to provide adequate
airflow into the engine bay. Carbon fiber is also used to form the front
splitter at the lower edge of the bumper, the first of a number of aerodynamic
changes designed to smooth the passage of the car through the air at high
track speeds.

The extended side sills and aero blade molding behind the front wheels serve
to create a sharp break-off point between the lower bodywork and the road
surface in order to keep the airflow attached to the car's sides for as long
as possible.

The same thinking dictated the deeper side moldings behind the rear wheels.
This extended rear bumper also incorporates a central, carbon fiber diffuser,
deeper than the item found on the XFR and which travels further under the rear
of the car to help reduce lift.

Rear lift is also reduced through the fitment of a spoiler to manage the
airflow coming off the top rear surface of the car. Two spoiler designs are
available, both of which have been designed with the aid of computational
fluid dynamics to provide optimally balanced aerodynamics. The larger of the
two rear wings is constructed with a carbon fiber aero foil center section.
The combined result of the bodywork revisions is a reduction in overall lift
of 68 percent.

The wider, six-spoke, lightweight Varuna forged alloy wheels provide the XFR-S
with a purposeful, broad shouldered stance and feature a unique dual finish. A
ceramic polish is applied to the outer surfaces, its eye-catching appearance
contrasting with inner gloss black areas. As an option, the wheels can be
ordered in either full gloss black or technical gray finish.

Gloss black trim in place of chrome around the grille, within the side vent,
around the front and rear screens, windows and across the trunk further
enhance the car's bold appearance. The mesh in the front grilles is a matching
gloss black.

XFR-S customers can choose from five exterior colors: French Racing Blue,
Ultimate Black, Stratus Gray, Polaris White and Italian Racing Red.

Performance-Focused Interior
The technical palette of interior materials used in the XFR-S underscores the
car's high-performance intent. The selection includes carbon leather on the
seat bolsters and armrests and a dark mesh aluminum fascia. Providing a
further unique touch is the choice of contrasting color stitching and micro
piping, which can be matched to the exterior paint scheme.

This color palette is complemented inside the XFR-S with Warm Charcoal leather
trim on the seats and doors enhanced through the use of carbon-effect leather.
Exclusive to the Jaguar R-S cars, this is used on the seat bolsters and arm
rests and reflects the use of carbon fiber on the aerodynamic elements of the
car. The seats are embossed with the R-S logo and can be finished with a
choice of contrast color micro-piping and stitching in either red, blue or
ivory. The same subtle enhancement runs across the top of the dashboard, the
fascia of which is finished in a Dark Mesh aluminum.

Meridian™ Surround Sound System
The XFR-S is fitted with a standard 825W, 18-speaker surround-sound system
from British audio experts Meridian™, recognized by audiophiles as a leader in
audio reproduction and fidelity. The system uses digital signal processing and
the proprietary Meridian™ Trifield System to place every occupant at the
center of an optimally focused surround-sound arena.

JAGUAR XFR-S: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS*

Engine                     5-liter V8 supercharged with Intelligent Stop/Start
Capacity (cc)              5,000
Bore/Stroke (mm)           92.5/93
Peak Power (hp@rpm)        550@6500
Peak Power (kW@rpm)        405@6500
Peak Torque                502@2500-5500
(lb/ft @rpm)
Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)       680@2500-5500
Transmission               ZF Eight-speed 'Quickshift' automatic
0-60 mph (seconds) ^ 1     4.4
0-100km/h (seconds) ^ 1    4.6
Top Speed (mph | km/h) ^ 1 186 | 300 (electronically limited)
Fuel Economy^2             15 city / 23 highway

(US EPA Estimated mpg)     18 combined (Same as XFR)
CO[2] Emissions (g/km)     270

*These figures are correct at time of going to press. All figures are
manufacturer's estimates.

About Jaguar
Jaguar Cars Limited is a premier manufacturer of luxury sedans and sports cars
offering unparalleled design with tremendous performance. The company's vision
throughout its storied history has been simple: To produce beautiful, fast
cars that are desired the world over. Jaguar strives to provide a world class
ownership experience to every owner.Today's Jaguar lineup consists of the XJ
luxury sedan, XF sports sedan and the XK coupe and convertible sports cars.
Jaguar designs, engineers and manufactures exclusively in the United Kingdom,
at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Jaguar is
fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with
continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more
information visit the official Jaguar website at http://www.jaguarusa.com.

About Jaguar Land Rover

  oJaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest automotive manufacturing business
    built around two iconic British car brands with a rich heritage and
    powerful consumer appeal and loyalty. Additionally, Jaguar Land Rover is
    at the centre of the UK automotive industry's drive to deliver technical
    innovation in all areas of vehicle development.
  oAs the UK's largest automotive employer, JLR has a world class team of
    nearly 25,000 people.
  oIn the 2011/12 fiscal year, JLR achieved record profits of £1.5 billion,
    an increase of £392m when compared to the previous year.
  oJaguar Land Rover is the largest investor in automotive R&D and
    engineering in the UK.
  oJaguar Land Rover has two state of the art engineering and design
    facilities and three advanced manufacturing plants in the UK.
  oHeadquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land
    Rover North America, LLC has offices across the USA and Canada and is
    represented by more than 330 retail outlets.



1.Always obey local speed limits.
2.All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
3.Price shown isMSRP. Does not include destination and delivery. Excludes,
    tax, title, license, retailer fees and optional equipment. Dealer price,
    terms and vehicles availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar
    dealer for details.

Information about Jaguar North America products is available to consumers at
www.jaguarusa.com

Contact:

Wayne York Kung
Product Communications Manager
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
201.760.8591
wkung@jaguarlandrover.com

Leah Watkins-Hall
Corporate, Brand & Interactive Communications Manager Jaguar Land Rover North
America, LLC
201.760.8578
lwatki40@jaguarlandrover.com

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