Jaguar still on track to build a BMW 3 Series rival

Rumors | November 1st, 2012 by 5
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With the backing of Tata, British automaker Jaguar is ready to take on BMW’s highest selling model, the 3 Series. A Jaguar source told AutoExpress …

With the backing of Tata, British automaker Jaguar is ready to take on BMW’s highest selling model, the 3 Series. A Jaguar source told AutoExpress that the development of the midsize luxury car is still on track, along with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

“Look at the 2.2-litre diesel and look at engines like the new 2.0-litre turbo [petrol] and you can see we’ve got the powertrain platform already for a smaller car,” said the source to the UK magazine.

The smaller, yet premium Jaguar will sit below the XF models and will be offered in both rear and all-wheel-drive configuration, similar to the XF and XJ models.

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Both a sedan and Sportbrake estate bodystyles will be built atop this architecture.

 

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