What do you look for in a car? What do you expect from a Jaguar? A lot! most especially the 2014 Jaguar XJR. These are two very different questions. The 2014 series, dubbed the Super-Sedan, is seemingly and impressively contradictory.
Splendid dynamics and a high-performance engine, supported by a sturdy chassis and elegant styling deliver the ultimate combination for this luxury saloon vehicle. This large and charged sprinter stands abreast with its top rivals.
|Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.7 gals (82 L)||MPG: 18 city / 23 hwy|
|Length: 201.9 in. (512.7 cm)||Wheel Base: 119.4 in. (303.2 cm)|
|Height: 57.3 in. (145.6 cm)||Width: 74.8 in. (189.9 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4213 lbs (1870 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 15.2 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: 5.0 Liter V8 Supercharged||Compression Ratio: 9.5: 1|
|Horsepower: 550 HP||Max RPM: 6000-6500 RPM|
|Torque: 502 lb-ft @ 2500-5500 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds||Maximum Speed: 174 mph (280 km/h)|
The supercharged 5.0-liter V8 packs an aggressive 550-horsepower at 6,500 rpm, a 502 pound-feet torque at 5,500 rpm max, and intelligent start-stop control, this engine allows a 0-60mph sprint in 4.4 seconds and an electronically limited peak speed of 174mph.
Thrust and power is routed to the rear tires via an eight-speed automatic transmission mechanism which tracks acceleration and deceleration, throttle and braking patterns, road load and cornering forces. On automatic mode, these allow smooth gearshift changing to accommodate different driving conditions, while corner recognition offers swift and seamless overtaking.
The dynamic system found in the Jaguar XJR allows enhanced driver involvement with better steering accuracy and heightened stability and control at top speed. For an aggressive driver, the XJR's engineering is a bonus.
The 20-inch tailored Pirelli tires, adaptive suspension system dampers capable of adjusting 500 times per seconds, and exclusive sports seats is the ultimate package for any driver.
An all around sweep starts with the chrome-rimmed front bumper with black mesh lattice, the signature "R" emblem, and sleek hood louvers. The stout full-size four-door design is further enhanced by forged-aluminum wheels from the XJ Supersport series which gives it a prominent and serious fascia.
This bold stance is completed by a rear bootlid-mounted lip spoiler with the Jaguar insignia proudly embossed. The color palettes include ten different variants for assertive toning.