AN INTRODUCTION TO ALL WHEEL DRIVE


All Wheel Drive (AWD) is quickly becoming a popular option for car buyers searching the market for a new or used vehicle, and for many it is the deciding factor in their choice of car. At Pentland Jaguar every car in the Jaguar range is now available as all wheel drive.

From AWD hatchbacks and AWD saloons, to AWD SUVs and AWD sports cars, the range of vehicles that now offer it is vast. But what is AWD, and why is it useful to you?


WHAT IS ALL WHEEL DRIVE?

All wheel drive technologies give the driver increased confidence on any road surface and in all weather conditions.

The ingenious system spreads the power from the engine out to all four wheels, instead of just two, hence providing increased surface grip. Tackle any road surface with greater stability and control than a front or rear wheel drive equivalent car. From loose gravel surfaces in mid-summer to icy winter roads, AWD will provide you with a smooth journey to your destination.

The system is always active and working continuously without the need for the driver to switch from two wheel to all wheel drive. Expertly designed to give you increased confidence on any road surface, whatever the weather throws at you.


ALL WHEEL DRIVE vs 4 WHEEL DRIVE

AWD systems are controlled more by electronics than by mechanical parts and are fitted primarily to road cars. The systems are designed to ensure optimum traction while driving on all different road surfaces in all kinds of weather.

By contrast 4WD systems are more complex, and are equipped with more mechanical parts. They are fitted to vehicles designed for extreme off-roading, enabling them to negotiate boulders, traverse deep water and climb steep hills.


JAGUAR ALL WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEMS

Pentland Jaguar's flagship luxury saloon, the XJ, is offered with Torque-On-Demand AWD. All other Pentland Jaguar cars; the F-TYPE, XE, XF and the F-PACE, are fitted with 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 car 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.

Excited by All Wheel Drive and the excellent All Wheel Drive Systems Jaguar cars have to offer? Visit the AWD information page created by the team at Pentland Jaguar to find out more or make an enquiry.