Four-Wheel Drive Electric Supercar – The Jaguar C-X75 – Makes Its North American Show Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Jaguar’s stunning range-extended electric supercar concept – the C-X75 – makes its North American Debut at this year’s 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Also on display at the Jaguar stand are the 2011 XJ, XK and XF. This 2011 Model Year lineup will be on display for press review on November 17 – 18 and available during the public show days from November 19 – 28.

C-X75 Concept

The C-X75, designed to celebrate 75 years of the marque, provides a glimpse into the future of Jaguar and its commitment to producing beautiful, fast cars, powered by sustainable means. The C-X75 boasts advanced design features such as a ground-breaking propulsion system, and active aerodynamics allow for an elegantly simple fuselage section that remains stable at very high speeds.

Shorter and lower than the current crop of supercars, its exterior design is about pure performance with a simple central fuselage surrounded by prominent wheel arches. Thanks to the packaging efficiencies provided by the absence of a conventional piston engine, the car’s designers had maximum freedom in placing the mechanical components and creating the most elegant engineering package available.

The 205 mph four-wheel drive supercar is capable of running in purely electric (zero tailpipe emissions) mode for 68 miles on a six-hour domestic plug-in charge. The innovative, lightweight micro gas-turbines are also capable of very quickly and efficiently recharging the Lithium-ion batteries, giving the car a theoretical range of 560 miles.

Because each wheel is driven by its own electric motor, the C-X75 is four-wheel drive – with all the traction, grip and safety benefits that entails – without the weight disadvantages of a purely mechanical set-up. Inherent in this drivetrain is the ability to independently vector torque to each wheel across the full speed range. This offers potential benefits in terms of stability and control, creating an infinitely and instantaneously adjustable traction and stability control system.

All-new XJ for 2011

The flagship sedan range blends the sleek lines of Jaguar’s new design language with the brand’s latest generation engines and chassis systems. Six XJ model variants include standard and long-wheelbase (XJL) versions, the latter adding five inches of rear legroom and additional luxury amenities. The new XJ is the most powerful and luxurious in Jaguar’s history, with an interior that offers the latest infotainment technology and a wide choice of leather and wood finishes. The range-topping XJ Supersport and XJL Supersport are available by special order only.

The model range includes the XJ with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, the XJ Supercharged with a 470 hp supercharged version of the engine, and the limited-production XJ Supersport powered by a 510 hp supercharged version. An XJ Supersport can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds yet is not subject to the Federal “gas guzzler” tax.

All 2011 XJ models are powered by variants of the AJ-V8 Gen III 5.0-liter V8 first introduced on the 2010 XF and XK models. The all-aluminum four-cam Jaguar V8 engines combine high power with high efficiency, thanks to such technologies as spray-guided direct fuel injection and dual independent variable cam timing, plus a variable inlet manifold on the naturally aspirated engine. On the XJ Supercharged and Supersport models, a twin vortex system (TVS) supercharger and twin water-cooled intercoolers are efficiently packaged in the engine’s V.


XJ: $72,700

XJL: $79,700

XJ Supercharged: $87,700

XJL Supercharged: $90,700

XJ Supersport: $110,200

XJL Supersport: $113,200

2011 XK

The 2011 XK combines Jaguar’s legendary performance with advanced technologies and sporting luxury to create a grand tourer with the heart and soul of a sports car. XK is available in Coupe or Convertible bodystyles, and with a choice of two engines; the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 or exhilarating 510 hp supercharged engine. Also available to commemorate the brand’s 75th anniversary is the XKR175 75th Anniversary Coupe.

The XK’s assertive lines reflect the heightened performance delivered by powerful and efficient engines. The sculpted nose features a dramatic front bumper design with chrome details air intakes, heightening the look of power and performance. This is the beauty of a car that so effortlessly fulfills the dual roles of sophisticated, luxurious Grand Tourer and exhilarating, dynamic sports car.

With an interior rich in craftsmanship, style and technical innovation, the 2011 XK takes the sports car experience to a whole new level. The traditional gear lever has been replaced with a sleek, space-efficient design that is compact and elegant. The interior is furnished with modern, straight-grained Figured Ebony veneer or Knurled Aluminum finish for the XK, or the stunning Dark Oak or Dark Mesh Aluminum finish for the XKR.

Production for the XKR175 75th Anniversary Coupe will be limited to 175 units for the U.S. market and an additional 15 forCanada. All are painted Ultimate Black and also distinguished by 20-inch Kasuga alloy wheels, aerodynamic enhancements and a special interior trim. The electronically governed top speed is raised to 174 mph, compared to 155 for the standard XKR Coupe.


XK Coupe: $83,000

XK Convertible: $89,000

XKR Coupe: $96,125

XKR Convertible: $102,125

XKR175 75th Anniversary Coupe: $104,625

2011 XF

The XF offers the choice of three advanced, direct-injection V8 engines: a highly acclaimed naturally aspirated 5.0-liter and two versions of Jaguar’s outstanding supercharged 5.0-liter. The 385 hp 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 delivers 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds. It features Variable Camshaft Timing and Camshaft Profile Switching to optimize efficiency at low and high speeds as well as delivering strong low speed torque. The luxurious XF Supercharged model is powered by the 470 hp 5.0-liter V8 supercharged. As well as achieving 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds, this powerful and refined engine offers outstanding mid-range acceleration and excellent drivability. Exclusive to the XFR, the 510 hp 5.0-liter V8 supercharged launches the vehicle from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.7 seconds and provides truly exhilarating performance. And with its semi-active exhaust, the XFR produces the kind of pulse-racing growl to match its stellar pace.

Interior enhancements include twin-needle stitching which extends across the dash top and gorgeous wood finishes throughout the entire interior. Whether you choose the traditional, glossy Burl Walnut on the XF or XF Premium or the stunning Dark Oak that comes with the supercharged XFR, the craftsmanship is consistently impressive.


XF: $52,500

XF Premium: $56,500

XF Supercharged: $67,600

XFR: $79,600

New for 2011, all Jaguar models come standard with Jaguar Platinum Coverage, which includes complimentary scheduled maintenance for the five-year/50,000 mile (whichever comes first) new vehicle limited warranty periods. This new program also includes no-cost replacement of wear items, such as brake rotors, pads and fluid, and windshield wiper inserts.

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