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E-type reincarnated? C-X16 gets KERS! (updated)

 
 
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E-type reincarnated? C-X16 gets KERS!

UPDATE: Images added of the C-X16 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, 13.09.2011

Jaguar has released details of its new C-X16 design concept ahead of its world debut at Frankfurt next week.

The compact, rear wheel drive coupe boasts 380 bhp and 450 Nm from a 3.0 litre supercharged V6.. It also gets an innovative hybrid system, linked to a steering wheel mounted push to pass button, which gives another 95 bhp.

Jaguar has integrated a brake energy regeneration system into its new 8 speed gearbox to power the KERS system. It uses a 1.6 kWh battery pack, mounted behind the rear seats to give perfect 50:50 weight distribution.

The C-X16 will also be a small car. Jaguars smallest since the 1954 XK120, in fact. It measures just 4,445 mm in length and is only 2,048 mm wide.

The clever technology and the Jaguars size contribute to its impressive vital statistics. It will reach 186 mph and covers the first 62 mph is 4.4 seconds while only emitting 165 g/km. Unlike Ford’s Evos concept from last week (http://www.autoviva.com/news/evos_a_modern_capri_/1624), this certainly does stir the trouser department.

The good news for Jaguar fans is the price. Rumours suggest that Jaguar will ask around £50,000 for the C-X16, targeting the Porsche Cayman S, while undercutting the new Porsche 911 (991) significantly.

Encyclopedia
JaguarJaguar
C-X16C-X16
Engine
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Battery Type
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Top Speed
186 mph
Transmission
8, Manual
Maximum power
380 hp
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Electric / Petrol
Range
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price
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annual ownership cost
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3 comments

Vetteman
It's about time I really wanted to see a light weight Jag. I don't like the new Jags.
07.09.2011 @ 15:50
Zoef07
No words for this one, it's breathtakingly beautiful! ö
08.09.2011 @ 19:10
authomobilia
New E-Type, don't exagerate, only the boot lid reminds me of the E-Type. Now, the car is still nice, very close to the XK design, but fresher. I think the front could be improved a bit, I find it too ...
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09.09.2011 @ 19:33
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