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XK DRIVING DYNAMICS

Discover an exhilarating combination of Grand Touring performance and agile handling.

JAGUAR SEQUENTIAL SHIFT™

The six-speed fully adaptive shift system in the XK delivers lightning-quick gear changes, and is optimized for performance and economy. For a heightened driving experience and increased involvement, gears can also be selected manually using the paddles, which are conveniently mounted behind the steering wheel.

XK Sequential Shift

JAGUARDRIVE SELECTOR™ AND JAGUARDRIVE CONTROL™

Press the start button and the precision-engineered, chrome JaguarDrive Selector™ rises from the center console into the palm of your hand, offering control over the XK automatic transmission. You can choose between Drive or Sport Mode, which holds the transmission in lower gears longer to provide a more dynamic experience.4 For even greater driver involvement, select gears manually using the paddles mounted at your fingertips behind the steering wheel.

JaguarDrive Control™ offers two further selectable modes to suit your driving style or the prevailing conditions. 
 
Dynamic Mode remaps the car’s software to further emphasize its sporting character. It sharpens throttle response, increases steering weighting, and performs gear shifts more quickly and at higher engine speeds. 
 
Winter Mode automatically dampens acceleration and applies more gradual traction for greater control during inclement weather.4

Centre console with JaguarDrive Selector™

ADAPTIVE DYNAMICS

The sophisticated Adaptive Dynamics system instinctively modifies the car’s response to conditions and driver input, enhancing the driving experience4. It features Adaptive Damping, which assesses body motion and pitch rates 100 times per second, and adjusts the settings for each shock absorber accordingly. The steering wheel position is measured 500 times a second, enabling the system to predict body roll rate. The stiffness of each individual damper is then adjusted to help maintain control, stability and agility. 

DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL

Thanks to Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)4, the XK can increase stability in unexpected situations when it detects wheelspin. The system’s default setting automatically improves available grip by braking individual wheels. To allow some slippage or overspin before the system kicks in, switch to TracDSC. In addition, DSC can also be completely turned off for special circumstances.