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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Jaguar E-Pace Put Through All Weather Testing



Like every other model before it, Jaguar’s new E-Pace will have to go through thousands of tests and checks including all weather testing to ensure that their finished products adhere to their safety, durability and quality standards.

In their latest E-Pace YouTube video, Jaguar pieced together a short collage showcasing the rigour testing each model goes through and the amount of miles they rack up, plus the prototypes engineers go through are staggering. 150 prototypes clocked in around 120,000 hours of real world testing through some of the world’s toughest conditions.

To the Arctic Circle a prototype went, just to test the E-Pace’s all-wheel drive capability and traction toolbox in an environment where temperatures can go down to –40 °C. Opposite of that were the sandy roads of Dubai, where the heat can soar to an unbearable +48°C.

Then there is Walter’s Arena with some loose gravel trails in the UK, chosen as the proving grounds for all-surface and all-weather capability testing. Of course, no model test is complete without a few rounds around the Nürburgring track, pushing a vehicle’s performance, handling and durability to the limits.

Jaguar’s new compact performance SUV will be reveled on July 13 and production models should start hitting showroom floors early 2018.

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Always interesting to hear what prototypes are put through before going into production. Don't recall which brand, but they have a machine just to open and close the doors for long term wear testing. Jaguar probably puts their cars through something similar, they even test the rotary JaguarDrive Selector by abusing it and re-enacting every day incidents like spilling cola on it in a hot climate.
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I think Walter's arena was chosen for the E-Pace's combined road environmental test, used to check for cabin noise and vibration when the car jiggles around on uneven roads. This is done with various passenger and cargo combinations.
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That's good to hear as I hate a noisy cabin. Needs to be very well insulated. One because I hate road noise and especially when it rains hard outside on the roof, but also because I listen to music loudly, and a well insulated cabin means I won't be getting one upset at the stoplights.
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That's good to hear as I hate a noisy cabin. Needs to be very well insulated. One because I hate road noise and especially when it rains hard outside on the roof, but also because I listen to music loudly, and a well insulated cabin means I won't be getting one upset at the stoplights.
+1 on road noise.

Getting into a luxury car that's the last thing I would want to hear. Had my fair share of cheap car and road noise was one thing you had to learn to accept, although todays cheap cars aren't nearly as bad.
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Noise insulation these days have greatly improved, but there is a certain standard we've come to expect with higher end manufacturers like Jaguar. I don't expect it to be completely silent because that's studio level insulation, but having a quiet cabin to keep out most of the exterior noises when cruising at highway speeds of driving through downtown construction would be nice.

And noticeable wind noise or road friction sounds could ruin a car for me, so it's good to see Jaguar testing that out with various cargo weight.
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Most of us won't be tearing though gravel trails like Jaguar's test team, but it looks like the suspension is handling the uneven ground phenomenally.
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Noise insulation these days have greatly improved, but there is a certain standard we've come to expect with higher end manufacturers like Jaguar. I don't expect it to be completely silent because that's studio level insulation, but having a quiet cabin to keep out most of the exterior noises when cruising at highway speeds of driving through downtown construction would be nice.

And noticeable wind noise or road friction sounds could ruin a car for me, so it's good to see Jaguar testing that out with various cargo weight.
I guess if sound is really at a point it will bother people, higher profile tires might be part of changes they'll make or a quieter tire with a higher profile. One of the easiest decisions for them to make.
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Tires can make a big difference when it comes to cabin noise and the most you'll is should come from when you accelerate, which all cars will have transmitted into the cabin to some degree. Assuming insulation is the same across the board, you can probably sit in an F-Pace with 20 inch wheels and all season tires to see just how quiet it can be.
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I wouldn't assume that as there's also a lot of other factors that'll change how much noise gets blocked out or let in. You may be able to get a little general idea but I doubt it'll be that close enough
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