In fact, the snow ice were both tested almost every model of Jaguar, including four-wheel-drive XE and XF sedans, and the coupe F-Type. But they are more background or entourage, against which the F-Pace, regardless of the configuration, in this particular situation looked better…
Forget about the ballerina
On the one hand, each of these cars is designed for operation in all climatic zones, equipped with studded winter tires. To try any of them a couple of hundred kilometers around Yekaterinburg, even in the dark and icy road at first glance — a trifling matter.
additional 100 thousand won’t make a difference.
Of course, there are discs up to diameter in 22” only 19-inch, basic, do not look worse, and with them, and accordingly, the tires are 255/55 c profile and the clearance of 213 mm, I feel far more confident. Certainly unnoticed on white Nastia pit will not be fatal, and excellent visibility at high landing — an invaluable benefit, especially in winter.
The company has ironically react to the term “viscous coupling” in relation to a proprietary all wheel drive IDD, the same for all models of the brand. That is normally a scheme, traditional for Jaguar, turned into a four-wheel drive. For maximum efficiency, design the priority of the rear axle demanded on the front axle multiple-disc clutch with a stepping motor under control of a separate electronic unit.
In close to combat conditions
“I wonder how many times we fly forward stern…” – ironically notes the instructor of the centre, JLR Experience when I finally and irrevocably turned off DSC. Everything happens on the ice of lake Baltym, the Sverdlovsk region, which offers some challenging trails.
steering angle our F-Pace totally predictable runs track. Speed on the straights up to 80 km/h, on a gently sloping long arcs 58-64, on a steep — not more than 35-40 km/h, and before the studs braking and is reset almost to zero. As mentioned, all this on stock, but the studded tires.
With the included DSC and can be a little wrong. Dynamic distribution of torque at the wheels Torque Vectoring to earn some money, where necessary, and the gas in the case of which is instantly blocked, preventing development of the demolition. But this is not a guarantee that the crossover will hit the snowy parapet, albeit at minimum speed.
Hardly a revelation, but the more the car’s power and torque more difficult to control on a slippery road, not to mention the ice road. The same F-Pace with a 340-horsepower V6 proved to be much more demanding of precision flying, at the same time, turbo-diesel crossover with a capacity of 180 HP is more forgiving of neglect. By the way, the sedans and coupes because of the nature of the suspension also require ice precision driving.
And yet the 250-strong petrol variant of the crossover in terms of extreme driving seemed the most balanced and optimum for possession not only in Moscow but also in anyn regions. And the point here is, as you know, is in the price Delta, which is a potential Jaguar owner is unlikely to look…