Jaguar C-X16 hybrid conceptSeptember 8, 2011
The Jaguar C-X16 concept has a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 hybrid powertrain capable of 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds with CO 2
emissions of 165 g/km .
The C-X16 concept also produces 380 PS, has 450 Nm of torque, and a top speed of 186 mph – yet can travel at speeds of up to 50 mph under electric power alone. The car will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The performance of the C-X16 is further supplemented by a Formula 1-inspired hybrid boost system with a steering-wheel mounted button for on-demand acceleration.
Integrated into the eight-speed gearbox is a motor generator which draws power from a 1.6kWh battery pack mounted behind the seats – which also results in a 50:50 weight distribution. Charged through a brake energy regeneration system, the batteries allow the motor to provide an additional 95 PS and 235 Nm torque.
With certain design similarities with the Jaguar C-X75 , this latest concept has an aluminium chassis structure, and it can accelerate from 50-75 mph in just 2.1 seconds. The C-X16 is also able to travel at speeds of up to 50 mph under electric power alone and has CO 2
emissions of 165 g/km.
In terms of overall length, the C-X16 is the smallest Jaguar created since 1954 and the XK120.