2016 Jaguar F-Pace
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE is a performance crossover designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that all Jaguars are renowned for, together with unrivalled dynamics and everyday versatility.
Developed using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the all-new F-PACE combines purity of line, surface and proportion with F-TYPE-inspired features such as the powerful rear haunches, fender vents and distinctive tail light graphics.
The bold front grille and the muscular bonnet hint at the performance potential of engines like the 380PS supercharged V6. Elements such as slender full-LED headlights, forged 22-inch wheels and short front overhang carry the design vision of the C-X17 concept through to production.
The all-new F-PACE seats five occupants in absolute comfort. The interior is a perfect blend of premium materials and finishes, exquisite detailing, luxuries such as heated, electrically-reclining rear seats, and cutting-edge technologies including the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.
The Lightweight Aluminium Architecture gave the design and engineering teams the ideal starting point. It was created from the outset as a modular structure, so the wheels can be positioned exactly where they are needed to deliver the proportions, dynamics, and practicality essential for a performance crossover.
The wheelbase and track are not shared with any other Jaguar. At 4,731mm long and with a 2,874mm wheelbase, the all-new F-PACE offers the sleek profile and short front overhang characteristic of Jaguar design together with an exceptionally spacious interior.
Rear knee-room is class-leading and the luggage compartment volume is an astonishing 650-litres.
The light, stiff body structure comprises 80 per cent aluminium, and is the only aluminium-intensive monocoque in the segment. Additional weight savings come from the composite tailgate and magnesium for parts such as the cross-car beam.
The result is that the rear-wheel drive 180PS diesel manual transmission model weighs as little as 1,665kg and achieves CO2 emissions of just 129g/km. With the 380PS supercharged V6 petrol engine from the F-TYPE under its sculpted aluminium bonnet, the all-new F-PACE can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 5.1 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.
The body’s high torsional stiffness enables the F-TYPE-derived double wishbone front suspension and sophisticated Integral Link rear suspension to perform even better. Together with Torque Vectoring as standard and an Electric Power Assisted Steering system tuned to give the best possible feel and response, the all-new F-PACE sets the benchmark for ride and handling.
Even the entry-level model benefits from monotube dampers as standard, but for even better ride and handling the electronically-controlled Adaptive Dynamics system measures body and wheel movement 100 and 500 times a second respectively, ensuring optimum damping forces in all conditions.
For the most enthusiastic drivers there’s Configurable Dynamics: first used in the F-TYPE, this feature allows individual settings for the throttle, automatic transmission, steering, and, where fitted, the Adaptive Dynamics system.
Using state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics simulations and applying lessons learnt from the XE and all-new XF, the all-new F-PACE has a drag coefficient of only 0.34, helping to reduce fuel consumption and improve refinement. The vehicle is also engineered for exceptionally low lift and excellent lift balance front-to-rear, resulting in better steering feel and stability at higher speeds.
The all-new F-PACE’s torque on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) system is Jaguar’s most sophisticated yet, and has the highest torque capacity. It features the advanced, in-house control system first developed for F-TYPE AWD: Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). IDD preserves rear-wheel drive agility and handling character but can seamlessly transfer torque to the front wheels to exploit the performance benefits of extra traction, on all surfaces and in all weathers.
Adaptive Surface Response (ASR), developed from Land Rover’s patented, award-winning Terrain Response technology, makes the AWD system even more effective in challenging conditions. Integrated into Jaguar Drive Control, ASR identifies the type of surface and optimises the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system. First launched in the all-new XF, ASR has been enhanced by a third mode designed for deep snow and gravel.
Another world-class technology developed for adverse conditions is All Surface Progress Control (ASPC). To make the most of the available grip, ASPC automatically controls the throttle and the brakes, enabling the vehicle to pull away smoothly: the driver just has to steer. ASPC functions between 3.6km/h and 30km/h, and the driver selects the desired speed using the cruise control switches. ASPC is compatible with rear- and all-wheel drive.
For drivers who want similar results but still want to use the accelerator pedal, there’s Low-Friction Launch (LFL). This function uses a very progressive throttle map, making the vehicle easier to control, and the all-new F-PACE is the first Jaguar to offer it.
The all-new F-PACE has been engineered to satisfy the most stringent safety standards worldwide and provides exceptional levels of occupant and pedestrian protection. The standard of active safety is just as high, thanks to a suite of advanced driver assistance systems. The state-of-the-art stereo camera at the heart of the Autonomous Emergency Braking system now features a pedestrian detection function – a Jaguar-first. The stereo camera also enables Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, an Intelligent Speed Limiter, and Driver Condition Monitor systems.
Key information such as vehicle speed and speed limits can be projected directly into the driver’s line of sight by the laser head-up display. The high contrast colour images can also show cruise control settings and turn-by-turn navigation instructions. Compared to conventional systems, laser technology is smaller and lighter and the images remain clear even in bright sunlight.
Infotainment and connectivity technology is just as advanced. The premium InControl Touch Pro system is based around a 10.2-inch touchscreen, with a powerful quad-core processor and solid-state drive, and runs on ultra-fast Ethernet. The user interface is intuitive, the graphics sharp and incredibly responsive. The navigation system can save you time by learning your commute, offers true door-to-door guidance and can even advise others of your arrival time. Navigation can also be shown full-screen – in 3D – in the 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.
The all-new F-PACE range will consist of: F-PACE Pure, F-PACE Prestige, F-PACE Portfolio,
F-PACE R-Sport, F-PACE S, F-PACE First Edition
The powertrain range will consist of: 180PS 2.0-litre diesel manual RWD/ AWD and automatic AWD; 240PS 2.0-litre petrol automatic RWD; 300PS 3.0-litre diesel automatic AWD; 340PS and 380PS 3.0-litre petrol automatic AWD
The clean, responsive, Euro 6 Ingenium diesel uses state-of-the-art technologies including selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to cut NOx and CO2. Designed and manufactured in-house, this state-of-the-art, all-aluminium 2.0-litre engine produces 180PS/430Nm and develops high torque from low engine speeds, delivering strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it. It’s highly efficient too, achieving 57.7mpg and CO2 emissions of just 129g/km on the European combined cycle when matched to a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.
Ingenium is one of the first diesels to feature variable valve timing: a phaser to the exhaust camshaft enables the aftertreatment system to reach operating temperature as quickly as possible, reducing emissions. The engine warms up very quickly from cold thanks to a split-cooling system featuring a variable flow coolant pump and a mapped thermostat.
The 1,800bar common rail system and highly efficient variable geometry turbocharger enable clean, quiet, efficient combustion. Using cooled low-pressure EGR in addition to high-pressure EGR reduces pumping losses and therefore improves efficiency still further. Just as importantly, it reduces peak combustion temperatures, inhibiting the formation of NOx.
As well as being inherently clean, the Ingenium diesel also features an SCR system to cut NOx emissions to very low levels. By injecting a urea solution into the exhaust gas upstream of an SCR catalyst, NOx is converted into harmless nitrogen and water. This ensures that the Ingenium diesel not only complies with the strict limits of Euro 6, but can also meet the demands of the most stringent exhaust emissions regulations in the world. Should the additive tank require topping-up between scheduled services, replenishment is simple: the filler neck is located next to the fuel filler neck.
Jaguar’s latest 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine delivers exceptional refinement and efficiency with even more power than ever – 300PS – and an extraordinary 700Nm. Offered exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, this remarkable engine can accelerate the all-new F-PACE from 0-60mph in just 5.8 seconds, yet returns fuel consumption and emissions figures of 47.1mpg and 159g/km CO2 on the European combined cycle.
State-of-the-art injection and boosting systems deliver the increased performance. The 2,000bar piezo common rail system enables even finer control of the amount of fuel injected, and even better mixture formation for more efficient combustion and less emissions.
The two turbochargers in the parallel-sequential system are now more aerodynamically-efficient and the primary turbo features ceramic ball bearing technology to reduce friction, especially from cold. The result is an extremely rapid build-up of torque, delivering a surge in acceleration whenever the driver demands it.
A switchable coolant pump means that the engine warms up quickly, while a two-stage oil pump reduces parasitic losses by matching the flow of lubricant to engine load. The high-pressure EGR system is supplemented by a cooled low-pressure EGR system to improve engine efficiency and reduce the formation of NOx in the combustion chambers. An SCR system cuts NOx emissions still further and ensures Euro 6 compliance.
Drivers seeking the most rewarding experience will find it the form of the 340PS and 380PS 3.0-litre supercharged V6s. These all-aluminium engines are shared with the F-TYPE sports car and are characterised by their immediate throttle response, linear power delivery and unique intake and exhaust sound.
The 90° cylinder bank angle enables the roots-type supercharger to be neatly packaged in the vee. Together with direct injection and variable intake and exhaust valve timing, the supercharger enables the engine to generate a high torque output throughout the rev range, delivering strong acceleration at all times.
Both variants are matched to eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive. The 380PS engine is exclusive to the all-new F-PACE First Edition and S models, and can launch them from 0-60mph in only 5.1 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.
Select markets will offer the highly efficient 2.0-litre petrol engine. Designed to equal the driveability of larger, naturally-aspirated engines but with much lower fuel consumption and emissions, this advanced four-cylinder generates maximum torque of 340Nm from only 1,750rpm through to 4,000rpm.
Combined with the eight-speed automatic transmission, this lightweight all-aluminium engine delivers excellent transient response and mid-range acceleration: 0-60mph takes 7.0 seconds and 50-75mph is covered in only 5.0 seconds.
This performance is made possible by combing direct injection with a low-inertia turbocharger and variable inlet and exhaust valve timing. One of the innovative features of this engine is the sheet metal turbine housing with integrated air-gap insulated exhaust manifold.
All of the transmissions featured in the all-new F-PACE were developed with ZF to deliver unrivalled shift quality and efficiency. Two specifically-optimised versions of the peerless eight-speed automatics from ZF’s 8HP family are available.
All six-cylinder engines are paired with the 8HP70 transmission, while the four-cylinders are matched to the lighter, more compact 8HP45. The latter also features a state-of-the-art pendulum damper in the torque converter: this device is extremely effective at absorbing low frequency vibrations, enabling the engines to run at lower speeds without compromising refinement.
The all-new F-PACE is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Plant alongside the Jaguar XE sports saloon.
Source: Jaguar Press Release.