Jaguar uses sound technology for ‘quiet’ ride

By Tony Lewin, Automotive News

Coventry, UK-Jaguar Cars Ltd is using active engine mounts for its diesel-powered XJ sedan, developed by British supplier Avon Rubber plc, and says these units cancel 90 percent of idle vibration, a frequent source of irritation on diesel cars.

Jaguar, a unit of Ford Motor Co., is also using sound-deadening technology it developed with suppliers to provide its new with “world-class smoothness and quietness.”

The Jaguar XJ 2.7-liter diesel is the first production car to use Avon Rubber’s Vibramount technology. The technology internally…

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