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.

Jaguar still on track to build a BMW 3 Series rival

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

 

  • Alen R

    They already have the Hoffmeister Kink… They started nicely… making a rival. I am afraid they don’t end up as making a replica… :)

  • Mateo

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

    Yea, and you already have Ford’s old DEW98 platform (XF) which you can modify………

    only 3er competitor i respect is new ATS which is a great car build form zero!

    this jag will come in couple of years….something like 2016? next 3er will come around 2017 and i think that model will be breaktrough in automotive world. Next 7er will be lighter and much better than current. 3er competitors are better and better (ats drives better according to some reviews) so new 3er MUST be epic

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  • Sajan

    I think this new Jag has the makings for a great car. The XF, XJ and recently unveiled F-Type are all extremely beautiful cars imo.. just imagine what they could do with a D Segment car! I can already tell it’ll be beautiful.. and hey Jaguar know a think or two about building great handling saloons, so don’t rule this one out yet guys

  • fredyschiftan@aol.com

    Another pretender who wants to be a BMW , absolutely shameful in my opinion who needs more cars that want to be a 3 series ? go and make your own series Jaguar !!!!!! and call it Tiger,Puma, Lion, Cheetah or whatever , we dont need more BMW’ s there is only ONE !!!

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