2011 LA: Jaguar C-X16 Concept makes U.S. debut

Of course, there are a lot of concepts and production models here at the 2011 LA Auto Show today that we’ve seen before. However, a lot of them are making their first appearance on North American soil. One of them is the new and beautiful Jaguar C-X16 Concept.

While Jaguar isn’t saying anything officially as of yet, previous reports suggest that the Porsche 911 competitor will enter production next year. We’re pretty sure at that point, Jaguar will get rid of the electric-motor system that powers the car and just opt for a straight gasoline powertrain with diesel options available in Europe.

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Refresher: The Jaguar C-X16 Concept is powered by a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine making 375-hp with a maximum torque of 332 lb-ft. The engine is mated to an 8-speed transmission, which has a motor generator that draws power from a 1.6 kWh battery pack. The battery charges through a brake energy regeneration system, and allows for an extra 94-hp and 173 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 62 mph comes in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 185 mph. Acceleration from 50 to 75 mph takes just 2.1 seconds. Jaguar says that the C-X16 is able to travel up to 50 mph under electric power alone.

– By: Omar Rana