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Report: Jaguar 3 Series fighter to be aluminum?

By Damon Lowney

Jaguar XF-based 3-Series fighter mule - front three-quarter view, winter testing

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Jaguar’s upcoming BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class fighter that we’ve seen testing wearing a modified XF body is poised to use a lot of aluminum in its construction. Edmunds reports that the entry-level luxury sedan, long rumored to be called XS (or perhaps the Q-Type, according to Edmunds), will have an all-aluminum monocoque body structure, similar to the XJ, to save weight. Edmunds also reports that it will go on sale in 2014 as a 2015 model. Automotive News has a different story, and reports that a range of all-aluminum entry-level Jaguars, including the XS, a wagon and a crossover, will hit the market in 2015.

The XS will replace the long-dead X-Type, finally giving Jaguar a product in the highly competitive luxury compact sedan segment. As we’ve reported before, the new Jaguar is expected to be offered in the US initially with turbocharged four- and supercharged six-cylinder engines, although we have seen a diesel version testing.

In addition to the aluminum Jaguars, Jaguar Land Rover has reportedly stated that it plans to use aluminum monocoques for all upcoming Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, and that it will invest 2.75 billion pounds ($4.22 billion) on new products and production facilities each year for the next four years.

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Secret (Wagon) Lover: Awesome Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake Spied Testing Near Nürburgring [Photo Gallery]

By Alexander Stoklosa

2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake (spy photo)

Why, yes, we intend to start off this post about spy photos of a hot new Jaguar XF Sportbrake variant with a reference to the 1985 Atlantic Starr single “Secret Lovers.” You see, we fancy Jaguar’s gorgeous, not-for-the-U.S. XF Sportbrake wagon to be our secret automobile lover—at least in our minds, and unbeknownst to our (human) significant others. As if our unspoken bond couldn’t get any stronger, along comes these photos of an ultra-hot XFR-S Sportbrake testing near the Nürburgring in Germany. How do we know it’s an XFR-S? Jaguar apparently didn’t see fit to remove the badge from this partially camouflaged example, that’s how.



For those not in the know, the R-S appended to the XF name implies this Sportbrake will get the same 550-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that powers the limited-production 2014 Jaguar XFR-S sedan that will be sold here. These spy photos clearly show it will get the same body dress-up bits as the sedan, only with the ability to stuff more junk in its shapely trunk. Will this XFR-S Sportbrake be sold here? Not a chance, and again we’ll defer to Atlantic Starr to paraphrase our tenuous Jaguar wagon connection: Secret lovers, yeah, that’s what we are . . . we shouldn’t be together, but we can’t let go, no, no . . . ’cause we love each other so . . . ooh ooh!

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DAF Launches New Euro 6 LF and CF Series

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DAF Launches New Euro 6 LF and CF Series


New Vehicles Establish New Quality and Efficiency Standard

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DAF Trucks (NAS: PCAR) unveiled today the new, versatile Euro 6 LF and CF truck models and the new, innovative Euro 6 PACCAR MX-11 engine at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, the United Kingdom. The Euro 6 LF and CF have been developed for maximum transport efficiency, market-leading low operating costs and optimum vehicle performance. “The launch of the new LF and CF vehicles today and the launch of the new XF model last year, provide a complete range of exciting Euro 6 vehicles,” shared Harrie Schippers, DAF president. “These new Euro 6 vehicles and engines represent the largest, most comprehensive development program in DAF‘s 85-year history.”

DAF‘s New Euro 6 CF and LF Vehicles (Photo: Business Wire)

The Euro 6 CF will start production in the middle of this year and has been developed for a wide number of applications, ranging from regional transportation to heavy construction. The Euro 6 LF is designed for distribution and urban delivery and will begin production in the fourth quarter. These Euro 6 models feature a durable, lightweight chassis, fuel-efficient drivelines, an enhanced aerodynamic exterior and spacious interiors. The reliable, fuel-efficient PACCAR MX-11 engine will be available in DAF‘s Euro 6 CF and XF vehicles this fall. The MX-11 is a 10.8-liter engine with power outputs ranging from 290 to 440 horsepower and a torque range up to 1,500 lb.-ft. The MX-11 adds to the existing PACCAR engines available for DAF‘s Euro 6 vehicles, ranging from the 4.5-liter PACCAR PX-5 engine to the state-of-the-art 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine.

PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage is www.paccar.com.

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DAF Launches New PACCAR MX-11 Euro 6 Engine

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DAF Launches New PACCAR MX-11 Euro 6 Engine

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DAF Trucks (NAS: PCAR) launched the new PACCAR MX-11 Euro 6 engine in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The MX-11 engine will be available in DAF‘s Euro 6 CF and XF vehicles and is scheduled to begin European production in the fall of 2013. It is planned for the PACCAR MX-11 engine to be available in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks in 2015. “The new PACCAR MX-11 engine delivers excellent fuel efficiency and reliability, while contributing to a quiet, optimized driver environment,” said Harrie Schippers, DAF president.

PACCAR MX-11 Engine (Photo: Business Wire)

The PACCAR MX-11 engine is a 10.8-liter, six-cylinder, in-line engine with power outputs of 290 hp to 440 hp and a torque range up to 1,550 lb-ft. The MX-11 engine is a double overhead camshaft design and features a compact graphite iron (CGI) engine block and cylinder head for long-lasting durability. The PACCAR MX-11 engine incorporates a high pressure common rail fuel injection system, a turbo charger with variable geometry and innovative technologies to maximize efficiency, including encapsulated wiring harnesses and advanced engine management systems.

PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage is www.paccar.com.

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Spy Shots: This mule is the first evidence Jaguar is working on a 3 Series fighter

By Steven J. Ewing

Jaguar XF-based

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Rumors of an entry-level, BMW 3 Series-fighting Jaguar sedan have been floating around for quite some time, but thanks to our intrepid spy photographers, we now have visible proof that such a model is, in fact, in the works.

Despite this tester’s XF fittings, it’s clear that what lies beneath is an entirely different beast. The doors have been shortened, roofline adjusted, rear deck lopped off and exhaust replaced, giving us a better idea of the new sedan’s smaller dimensions and details. The new Jag, which may be dubbed “XS,” is expected to ride on Jaguar’s PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform, touting weight-saving materials that should do a lot to keep overall heft to a minimum. Both turbocharged four- and supercharged six-cylinder powertrains are expected to be on tap.

Codenamed X760, the new small sedan will reportedly hit the market in 2015. Earlier reports have indicated that a new crossover – Jag’s first ever – riding on the same platform will arrive shortly thereafter, so that suggests that the platform will be fitted with all-wheel drive as well.

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2013 Jaguar “Roar Responsibly” Commercial: To Get It, Don’t Pay Attention [The Ad Section]

By Don Klein

2013 Jaguar Roar Responsibly

Award-winning ad man-cum-auto journalist Don Klein knows a good (or bad) car commercial when he sees one; the Ad Section is his space to tell you what he thinks of the latest spots. The ad’s rating is depicted via the shift pattern at the bottom, but everyone has an opinion when it comes to advertising, so hit Backfires below and tell us what you think, too.

Pop quiz: Based on this commercial, how many miles per gallon can you get with the 2013 Jaguar XF and XJ?

Are you sure? Sometimes, commercials are a bit like magic tricks: You swear you saw something happen right before your eyes (“They sawed that lady in half!”), but you really didn’t. Ad creators, like magicians, know how they want to direct your attention, so sometimes they keep their hands and patter zipping right along, even though what they’re saying doesn’t necessarily match what they’re showing. It’s not easy to do, but good magicians (and good ad men) can pull it off.

When I look at this commercial, here’s what I see: First, there’s a red XF being driven through a city. It looks nice. The announcer comes on and tells us “It’s got performance with efficiency,” so, naturally, I’m thinking he’s talking about the XF, because that’s what’s on the screen. He continues to say “It’s got all you want, in a car as alive as you are,” but now we’re seeing a different model, a gold XJ, so the “it” must refer to the entire Jaguar sedan line. To keep me thinking that way, the XF reappears as if to emphasize what he just said about the XJ. So he means both statements apply to both sedans, right?

Then we see a montage of Jaguar-related images before cutting back and forth between the two cars as the announcer says, “Introducing the supercharged V-6 and turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets 30 miles per gallon highway, from Jaguar. So now you can roar responsibly.” Which is the main message of the commercial.

Ah, so the reason they keep switching from car to car and intermingling their attributes is because you can get these new engines in both the XF and XJ, right? Wrong. The six is available in both cars, but only the XF offers the turbo four, and that’s the engine that returns an EPA-rated 30 mpg. And even though that’s the highway-only figure, when the announcer says “highway,” they show a city driving shot. To add to the confusion, the car depicted at that point is the XJ, not the XF. So while no one explicitly says that the XJ gives you 30 mpg, you’d be forgiven for thinking so, especially since they never tell you the XJ’s mileage.

For the record, the SWB rear-drive XJ 3.0 is rated for 27 mpg highway, while the rear-drive LWB and AWD 3.0 XJs get 24 highway. You’ll notice that none of those numbers equal 30. At 23 mpg, the turbo-four XF’s combined fuel-economy number—which the ad doesn’t …read more
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2013 Jaguar XFR Review & Test Drive

By Malcolm Hogan

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When it comes to a menacing cat, the new 2013 Jaguar XFR is the one to not only claw its way to the front of the pack, but it is the one to do it with grace and delectable purrs all the while transporting its precious cargo in luxurious style. The all-new 2013 Jaguar XFR begs to be the cat with an attitude clothed in an appetizing but aggressive exterior poised to take on brutes with bigger power numbers.

Wielded at the direction of the driver, the Jaguar XFR can easily be transformed into a snarling cat ready for his/her’s next meal or one that quietly purrs like a kitten. With a fierce 510 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine, the new 2013 Jaguar XFR captivates curious enthusiasts. One thing remaining in the Jaguar DNA is its intriguing styling leaving some with a curiosity that could get the best of them after unleashing what is a cat transformed from subdued to a vicious hunter at the mercy of a firmly planted right foot.

The new 2013 Jaguar XFR takes the XF sedan to soaring heights with a supercharged V8 and the chassis dynamics fitting to keep all 4 paws clawing the pavement in an orderly fashion. The new Jaguar XFR isn’t just additional horsepower over the 340hp Supercharged XF V6 or the 470 hp Supercharged XF V8, but it is a new-found character in the tuning of the adaptive suspension and larger brakes along with some added exterior styling.

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Driving the new 2013 Jaguar XFR is like wrapping up all trim levels of the prided XF mid-sized luxury sports sedan into one package – but giving it a broader expression in its expanded performance-oriented aptitude. The driving dynamics are plenty capable to take on direct competition on the road or track. The rear wheels easily break loose while traction control minimally intrudes. The growling exhaust note under mid to full throttle is intoxicating. Braking comes on strong with no noticeable fade. The rear end easily kicks out where the XFR can have an abundance of oversteer if you purposely disable stability and traction control. In a way, the XFR is an absolute handful and some when pushing it near the limit on the confines of public roads. To some this is a good thing, to others, well, they should just leave the driving nannies on.

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Directing its 510 horsepower to the rear wheels through a well-adapted 8-speed automatic transmission is a seamless mission for the mechanics of this Jaguar. The transmission provides quick up and down shifts in both normal and dynamic modes. In Dynamic mode, the transmission shift patterns are only slightly remapped while the active dampers firm up to keep the body motion to a minimum. Rising out of the console during startup of the vehicle, the XFR’s 8-speed automatic shifter has a special treat …read more
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2013 Jaguar XF / XJ 3.0 AWD First Drives: A Couple of Arctic Cats

By Aaron Robinson

2013 Jaguar XJ 3.0 AWD and XF 3.0 AWD

If you live in Southern California or south Florida, Jaguar’s two best markets, an all-wheel-drive Jag is as useless as a chocolate teapot. But if you live in the Northeast, another hot zone for luxury nameplates, almost all of which make good money on AWD, it’s a different matter. Jaguar needs this all-weather option, and the price-leading XF and the flagship XJ get it for an extra $3000 and $3500, respectively. It comes in both cars, teamed exclusively with the new supercharged and direct-injected 3.0-liter V-6 that pulls 340 horsepower. READ MORE ››

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How to give file name syntax?

By akore83

Hello all,
I have one problem. I am designing a script. Which will look for a certain pattern for file name. If pattern matches, then it will pick the file. but I am unable to give proper pattern.

e.g.

Code:

^$D[0-9]+.D[0-9]+XF.[A-Z]+[0-9]+.log
^SWH_PI_1[0-9]*+.FIN$


So whenever, any file which will match the above pattern will be get picked.
like

Code:

SWH_PI_123434ABC.FIN


This one I have copied from one reference script. Can someone please let me know how to design the patterns? Or what is the basic thumb rules while creating such patterns. Means when to take which pattern.
I am really confused in

Code:

+.


or

Code:

[0-9]+.


or

Code:

[A-Za-z]


. Please help me to understand such syntaxes or patterns..

Thanks.

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2013 Jaguar XF 2.0T Tested: A Lot Cheaper, A Lot Less Power

By Jared Gall

2013 Jaguar XF 2.0T

Under Tata, Jaguar is getting the attention it was denied during its stint as furniture in Ford’s living room. In the auto industry, attentiveness is fairly easily quantified, and Tata’s doting rings in at $2 billion. We’re told that’s the amount the Indian industrial conglomerate has earmarked for Jaguar R&D for each of the next five years. For the XF, Tata’s investments have already spawned niche vehicles such as the gorgeously utilitarian Sportbrake, an XF wagon for European markets, and the 550-hp XFR-S, of which only 100 are coming to the U.S. next year, making it as rare as a reliable British car.  READ MORE ››

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