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NEWS: B&W kits out luxury Jaguar

Bowers & Wilkins has joined forces with Jaguar to give the new XF an in-car sound system it hopes will provide "the best ever audio experience in a car".

Having worked on the car's sound system from the early concept stage, B&W hopes to have created an in-car system that's 'designed in' rather than tacked on as an afterthought.

Testing over a period of three years claims to have found the ideal locations for the 14 specially-designed speakers.

The system itself uses Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1 to deliver the full surround sound experience with all your tunes.

With four metal dome tweeters, a rear-mounted subwoofer and nine of B&W's trademark Kevlar speakers throughout the Jaguar XF, it certainly sounds thoroughly kitted-out.

The Jaguar XF will be available for delivery through all UK dealers from March 2008, with the Premium Sound System as an optional extra.

The two companies also worked together on the sound system for the C-XF concept car and the XKR.

Joe Cox
Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).