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The eagerly anticipated new XF from Jaguar – to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show (10th–13th September) - features as an option a world-class audio system designed by top British loudspeaker specialist manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins.

Engineers from the Sussex-based sound specialists (responsible for numerous globally award winning domestic speaker designs and used at Abbey Road Studios in London) worked with Jaguar's designers for over three years from the earliest design stages of the XF to ensure the new sound system was an integral part of the car design. This meant that it has not been constrained by having to be 'retro-fitted' to standard fittings in the vehicle.

Key features include:
• Nine individual Kevlar-speakers
• Four metal dome tweeters
• High-powered rear-mounted subwoofer
• Each production model tested against a 'gold standard' lab version
• Constant monitoring of vehicle interior and automatic amplifier equalisation adjustment for ambient noise and vehicle speed
• Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1

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More information on the new Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system, including images, will be available to coincide with the Jaguar XF's official launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Media contact and high res image requests: Nicki Perrin, PPR Associates Ltd, 07971 544728, or Andy Napthine, Bowers & Wilkins 07967 009369.


Founded in the UK in 1966, Bowers & Wilkins is the UK’s largest specialist loudspeaker manufacture and boasts a globally award-winning range. The company is world-renowned for its audio innovations, pioneering the use of Kevlar and diamond in its quest to design the perfect loudspeaker. Bowers & Wilkins’ patented Nautilus technology, developed for its top-of–the-line models and now featured throughout its product range, won the company the coveted Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2005. Bowers & Wilkins’ loudspeaker systems serve as the ‘audio reference’ in leading recording studios worldwide, including London’s Abbey Road. Its Steyning Research Establishment – often described as ‘The University of Sound’ – is widely recognised as being at the very forefront of acoustic innovation.

Bowers & Wilkins is part of B&W Group, Ltd which also owns Classé (a Montreal-based company offering a complementary line of high-performance components including amplifiers, surround processors, AV source components) and i-Command (the manufacturer of sophisticated control systems for high-end home AV installations).

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