Jaguar today announces that it is introducing all-wheel drive to the 2013 model year XF and XJ ranges. The AWD models will be powered by Jaguar’s new 3.0 liter V6 Supercharged petrol engine in 340hp and 450Nm form driven through an eight-speed automatic transmission and featuring Stop/Start technology.

Jaguar AWD operates continuously monitoring grip levels and driver inputs to both pre-empt and react to wheel-slip, enabling maximum traction in all conditions. Feed-forward torque distribution allows the system to actively anticipate wheel slippage and prevent it occurring. Torque split can be up to 50:50 front/rear.

At speed in normal grip conditions the AWD system delivers drive predominantly to the rear wheels. According to Jaguar, the suspension and steering systems have also been reengineered in order for the AWD XF and XJ to match their rear-wheel drive counterparts’ acclaimed driving dynamics.

The AWD models will be available in selected markets including North America, Russia, China and Continental Europe.

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