Jaguar C-X16 Reviews

August 8th, 2012 | Category: Jaguar | 1531 Views

Jaguar C-X16 | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Earlier today at a private event in Los Angeles, Jaguar presented an updated version of the C-X16 Concept that initially debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September. The car, freshly clad in a coat of White Pearl paint, was presented by Jaguar design chief Ian Callum who all but confirmed that a version of the C-X16 would be put into production.

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The C-X16 Concept certainly looks ready to takes its place as a modern rendition of the E-Type with various design cues that pay tribute to the legendary two-seater. The technical aspects of the car are anything but retro, however, with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 under the hood paired with an electric motor built into the 8-speed transmission. The combination produces 468 horsepower and 505 lb-ft torque, which Jaguar says is good for a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

Whether items like the hybrid power system will make it into production is certainly questionable, along with the trick side opening rear hatch (an E-type tribute) and the stunning red leather interior with carbon fiber race seats that are more likely to remain conceptual features only.

Jaguar C-X16 Price :
Jaguar C-X16 Price. – This Jaguar CX16 will cost the UK buyer between £59,000 and £75,000 when it hits the Uk market in 2012, the company boss Mr Hallmark has confirmed at the Frankfurt motor show.

Many are speculating that it would go on sale next year, but Mr Hallmark declined to place a date on when the Aston Martin Vantage V8 will make production which obviously comes as the CX16 rival.

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Jaguar C-X16 Interior :
Jaguar C-X16 Interior. – C-X16’s dramatic interior is clearly centred around the driver, and underlines its ‘One plus One’ layout by deliberately creating as cocooned and cosseting a space as possible. The heart-stirring potential of the car is underlined by the choice of visceral Vermillion Red as the primary colour and trim theme throughout.

The interior design takes inspiration for elements of its layout from aeronautical ergonomics, such as the joystick-style gearlever and banks of toggle switches that also reference classic racing Jaguars. As a result of this thinking the dashboard has been shrink-wrapped around the driver to provide the best view forward, allowing the car to be placed with absolute precision in corners, aided by the sharp creases on top of the front wings.

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Jaguar C-X16 Exterior :
Jaguar C-X16 Exterior. – C-X16 moves the award-winning Jaguar design language on to the next level. The exterior design is startling in its simplicity, defined by three ‘heartlines’; the front wing crease, the rear haunches that wrap into the tail and the sweeping roofline.

The aluminium bodywork is wrapped as closely to chassis as possible. By stretching the main feature lines back from the focal point formed by the grille and pushing the wheels as far into the corners as possible, the car has a taut, poised-for-action stance that is unmistakeably Jaguar.

The C-X16 also showcases newly established Jaguar styling signatures such as the subtly rounded trapezoidal grille. Inspired by the C-X75 concept car and recognisably related to the current XF and XJ, this is the focal point for the front end of the car, providing instant rear view mirror recognition.

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Jaguar C-X16 Engine :
Jaguar C-X16 Engine. – Jaguar’s official figures are 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds and a top speed limited to 186mph. Yet fuel consumption is quoted at an amazing 41mpg combined, while the car claims 165g/km CO2 emissions numbers helped by the inclusion of the stop-start system seen on the XF 2.2D. To give you an idea of where the C-X16 will sit in the sports car hierarchy, it’s 98mm shorter than the Porsche Cayman, at 4,445mm, and a full 349mm shorter than its XK big brother. Yet remarkably, it’s at least 150mm wider than the XK, 911, Cayman and Aston Martin V8 Vantage, as well as lower than all but the Aston. Callum told us: “Of all the Jaguars I’ve ever designed, this is the one I want to own most.”

And it’s easy to see why. The C-X16 makes use of the firm’s current design language, so it sits neatly next to the XJ, XF and XK. But the rounded off grille is taken from the C-X75 concept, as are the tail-lights, which extend around the corners of the car. Distinguishing the front end are twin air intakes either side of the grille, while at the rear, a wide, flat deck is another element seen on the C-X75. Beautifully crafted 21-inch alloys, with carbon fibre fins, fill the arches, and red LED lighting on the front flanks adds a splash of colour to the gunmetal paintwork. Callum couldn’t resist a nod towards the E-Type, either, in the shape of the side hinged ?rear screen, which exposes the hybrid module and a load deck.

C-X16 extends the Intelligent Stop/Start system’s functionality by linking it to a transmission integrated motor generator mounted as one unit with the gearbox. This draws power from a 1.6kWh lithium ion battery pack mounted behind the seats. As in the most demanding motorsport environment, C-X16 employs a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). The battery pack is predominantly charged through a rear axle electro hydraulic brake energy regeneration system. Source:,

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