Jaguar is England's famed automaker, and although the company has changed hands in the recent past, the factory is still located in Britain.
The British auto maker has announced a series of improvements to the 2014 Jaguar XJ in an effort to allure more drivers towards this sedan, which is their flagship model.
|Vehicle Type: Sedan||Base Price: $ 73,200|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.7 gals (82.1 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 18 city / 27 hwy|
|Length: 201.9 in. (512.7 cm)||Wheel Base: 119.4 in. (303.3 cm)|
|Height: 57.3 in. (145.5 cm)||Width: 74.8 in. (190 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 3869 lbs (1755 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 15.2 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: 3.0 Liter V6 Supercharged||Compression Ratio: 10.5: 1|
|Horsepower: 340 HP||Max RPM: 6500 RPM|
|Torque: 332 lb-ft @3500-5000 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 5.7 seconds||Maximum Speed: 121 mph (195 km/h)|
The engine range encompasses a whole range depending on your preference and trim. The XJ, available in AWD, and XJL Portfolio AWD comes with a 3.0 liter V6 supercharged engine that produces 340 horsepower; XJL Portfolio, with a 5.0 liter V8 giving you 385 horsepower.
The other three engines have which are available in the XJ, XJL Supercharged, XJL Supersport and Ultimate, and the new XJR come with a 5.0 liter V8 supercharged engine but vary in horsepower, ranging from 470, 510, and 550 horsepower.
All these engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic with a start/stop system. Jaguar claims it takes less time to restart it than it takes for a driver to move his foot from the brake to the gas.
The XJ has a fresh, modern design, including the drop-dead beautiful roofline, with runway-model sensibilities as well as sail-away rear pillar right from its stamped grille to the bugle-beaded LED tail lamps.
The styling of the rear is polarizing; its tucked-in look may seem under styled or amusingly different.
The car features newly designed lightweight forged alloy wheels, as well as soft closing door technology to ensure that the doors are securely closed with the minimum exertion and unnecessary noise.
The 2014 XJ features an assortment of enhanced features which focuses on the carâ€™s rear cabin, that improve both the luxury as well as the functionality of the XJ's environment.
The long-wheelbase variant is equipped with the aircraft-inspired rear seating that recline, not to mention the 3 massage programs â€“ Rolling/Wave, Shoulder and Lumbar, and other adjustments.
Also, there is a armrest located in the rear that can be stowed in an upright position to enable the use of a center seat, it houses seat controls and a Front Seat Activation button that controls the front seats from the rear.