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2011 Jaguar C-X16 Concept Mega-Gallery: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Jaguar's C-X75 concept, as wild as it is, is still headed for (very limited) production.

The latest concept, due for a complete unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show, is the C-X16 Production Concept, shown here in the first official images, and it looks much more like something that will see high-volume production.

That, of course, is because it will. Dropping the ubiquitous eight-cylinder engines in the current range of sports/GT cars, the C-X16 instead employs a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 plus an "experimental" performance hybrid system like that found on the Limo-Green research car. That doesn't mean it's short on power though: it packs 375 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. According to Jaguar, that's good for 4.4 seconds to 62 mph and 186 mph top speed. Fifty to 75 mph takes just 2.1 seconds--meaning strong passing.

A ZF eight-speed automatic transmission shifts the gears, start-stop enhances fuel economy, OLED displays on the switchgear give the car a high-tech feel, and the interior is clearly aimed at balancing sport with luxury, with features like an "intelligent" automatic climate control system, composite seats with a carbon fiber spine, and red leather upholstery.

The coolest feature, however, may be the somewhat F1-like "push to pass" button the steering wheel that controls the "hybrid boost function," delivering more power when the driver wants it.

Check out page two for the full press release once you're done ogling the images in the gallery below and this latest video.


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  1. Think it's a very good take for a new Jaguar, would have been better and easier on the eye if they could loose those extra vents though.
     
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  2. it seem that History as decided to become Dyslexic. previously Aston would re-tool Jags and sell them as their own....case in point the DB7. now it seems that even thoguht the underpinings are the same as it was in yesteryear the design is basically an Aston with Jaguar badges. Im dissapointed in the direction that Jag has taken and was hopign for something better to get people into the showrooms
     
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  3. Looks great but I'd rather the roadster version of this (if this is the XE they are talking about).Why not give it a much more meaner face like that of the Facelifted XF or the XJ?
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