A Beautiful, Fast Car
Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the R-D6 showcases Jaguar
´s latest technology in a lightweight vehicle structure, as well as the performance and refinement of its new diesel engine range. The compact, four-seat coupe is the product of a select team of groundbreaking designers and signifies the "pure, sensuous and sporting design" that will mark all future Jaguars.0-60 mph in Under 6 Seconds
Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, the twin-turbocharged V-6 diesel engine generates 230 bhp and roughly 369 foot-pounds of torque. It can rocket the coupe from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds with all the grace and agility of a true Jaguar. The cat´s top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.Smaller than the X-TYPE
The R-D6 is 13 inches shorter than Jaguar´s smallest car, the X-TYPE. Its wheelbase measures just 112 inches for a compact design, but its width and height ensure all the road presence of a genuine four-seater.
Exterior Styling and Dimensions
The R-D6 rides on 21-inch wheels that are machined from solid aluminum specifically for this vehicle. Set among sweeping lines and artistic shapes, its headlights are a modern interpretation of Jaguar´s classic twin-lamp style. Twin-pipe exhausts are centrally mounted at the rear, and just atop, the iconic leaper has found a new perch at the back of the car. Inside the Cockpit
Aluminum is featured extensively, along with two types of rich leather draping across the interior: lightly grained, carbon-black aniline and 8-mm thick black saddle leather. Natural satin-finish Black American Walnut veneer sweeps not only across the door panels, dash and console, but also underneath your feet.A Two-Layer Trunk Floor
Backseat passengers will find a surprising amount of room and comfort in the R-D6. When unoccupied, the rear seats can slide forward and almost interlock with the front seats to double the trunk space. What´s truly ingenious: the trunk floor is a two-layer design. Its upper layer moves with the rear seats to allow additional cargo space without rearranging the cargo. For access as practical as it is stylish, the R-D6 features a side-hinged tailgate reminiscent of Jaguar´s renowned E-Type coupe.R-D6 Features in Production Jaguars
Anxious Jaguar drivers don´t have to wait for a production derivative of the R-D6 Concept to take advantage of the technology it showcases. Jaguar´s lightweight body architecture already is employed in the production XJ. In the European market, its high-performance 2.7-liter diesel is available in the 2004 S-TYPE sedan, and the new 2.0-liter diesel engine currently is fitted in European X-TYPE models, including the new X-TYPE Wagon.