AN INTRODUCTION TO ALL WHEEL DRIVE
All wheel drive has become an increasingly popular option, and for many it is the deciding factor in their choice of car. From AWD sedans, to AWD SUVs and AWD sports cars, the range of vehicles that offer it is vast. But what is AWD, and why is it useful?
JAGUAR ALL WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEMS
The F‑TYPE and the F‑PACE, are fitted with our innovative and unique Intelligent Driveline Dynamics AWD. Both systems are engineered so that in normal driving conditions, 90% of the torque is committed to the back wheels. This ensures that every one of our AWD cars retains Jaguar’s dynamic rear wheel drive feel for a more enjoyable driving experience. When the systems detect that more traction is needed, they seamlessly transfer as much torque as is required to the front wheels to improve stability. The systems are constantly working to find the optimum balance of traction and performance, so the moment they establish that additional traction is no longer required, power is returned to the rear axle.
ADAPTIVE SURFACE RESPONSE
Jaguar has developed an additional technology that runs alongside its IDD system. Adaptive Surface Response is designed to distinguish between different low traction surfaces, like mud, ice, gravel, and snow and delivers the ideal torque split for the conditions.
Jaguar’s AWD sedans, the XF and XE automatically switch between two program modes for different surfaces, while its AWD SUV, the F‑PACE has a third for optimising traction in deep snow or deep gravel. Whatever the surface, Adaptive Surface Response will work out the best way to keep you going.
Jaguar’s AWD with IDD has been engineered to be the best AWD system for a performance car, perpetually adjusting to give you the optimum balance of grip and performance. It’s lightweight, low maintenance technology gives you the efficiency of a rear wheel drive under normal conditions and the stability of all wheel drive when needed. Its ability to predict and pre-empt traction loss means it can keep performance as its priority. Something Jaguars have always done.
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