PART OF AN EXHILARATING DRIVING EXPERIENCE IN CONTROL
The JaguarDrive Control™ system on every 2012 Jaguar model features Winter Mode, a sophisticated setting that helps maintain traction and control on snowy, wet roads. So you can enjoy the drive, even in challenging weather conditions.
When activated, Winter Mode transforms the way the car responds in slippery conditions: The engine, transmission and Dynamic Stability Control work together to help avoid slipping and skidding, maximizing available traction where the tires meet the road.
JaguarDrive Control gives the driver the ability to fine-tune the dynamic characteristics of the vehicle. In addition to the default "normal" mode, drivers can select Dynamic Mode, for a more engaging drive, or Winter Mode, for more assured traction and control when the weather turns nasty.
ENGINE IN WINTER MODE
Winter Mode dampens the accelerator pedal response for more progressive control, which can help the driver maintain traction on slippery pavement.
TRANSMISSION IN WINTER MODE
Winter Mode also alters the gear-change strategy, again for more gradual responses, to further improve control in slippery conditions. In addition, the transmission will start in second gear when pulling away on level ground, which helps avoid wheelspin upon initial acceleration.
DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL
The thresholds of the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), which integrates traction and stability control, are altered in Winter Mode, as the system monitors tire rotation and vehicle movement. If DSC senses loss of traction or skidding, it can brake individual wheels and control engine torque, helping the Jaguar driver keep moving with control and confidence.
*These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention, and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions. The driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner's manual or Jaguar Marin for more details.