Showing posts in the category of Jaguar XJ

Jaguar Mulling Bolder Styling Approach; Will Skip XF, Not XJ


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Bold is not what you’d call the styling and design effort put into the all-new Jaguar XE compact exec. Bold is not what you will be calling the upcoming XF, as it will feature a variation of the XE’s design, but you will be tempted to use the epithet for the next-gen XJ.

Scoop: 2015 Jaguar XJ has a Brush with Dr. Facelift


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Either Ian Callum got everything right the first time, or Jaguar is on a tight budget for the exterior facelift of the current XJ full-size luxury sedan.

This Polish Jaguar XJ Runs on a 1.8-liter Ford Diesel


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I don't know how many of you agree, but I find Jaguar's XJ40 series (built from 1986 to 1994) as one of the brand's better styling moments in the segment. Of course, that has nothing to do with what the previous owner of this 1990 Jaguar XJ did to his/her car.

Jaguar Said to Replace XK with Larger XJ Coupe to Fight Merc's S-Class Coupe


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Jaguar will end production of the XK sports car this summer and it appears that the carmaker doesn’t plan to offer a direct successor for it. Instead, Jaguar is said to replace the XK with a larger luxury GT based on the next generation XJ sedan.

Test Your Facelift Spotting Skills: 2015 Jaguar XJ vs. Current Model


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You can thank Jaguar for giving our spies the opportunity to take these pictures of the upcoming facelifted 2015MY XJ parked right next to the current iteration of the luxury saloon, thus providing us the chance to quiz you on the cosmetic tweaks found on the updated version.

Half of This Jaguar XJ Ultimate Video Review is from the Back Seat


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If you like the Jaguar XJ, want to drive it yourself and don’t need a sportscar-rivaling zero to sixty time, then the standard spec, standard wheelbase model with a diesel engine is just fine. Leather comes as standard, as well as most of the gadgets you really need, so you don’t have to splash out any more unless you really fancy one of the options boxes.

Spied: Jaguar Readies 2015 XJ Saloon for a Barely Noticeable Nip and Tuck


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No need to adjust your sets; what you see here isn't an old prototype of the existing X351-codenamed Jaguar XJ, but a lightly facelifted version that will likely be uncovered before the end of this year.

Scoop: 2015 Jaguar XJ on its Way to the Plastic Surgeon


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After sticking to the same design recipe for more than four decades (from 1968 to 2009), Jaguar shook things up in 2009 with the launch of the X351-codenamed XJ.

This AWD XJ Went Where No Jag Has Gone Before


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As winter gets closer in the Northern Hemisphere, an all-wheel drive car may not seem such a bad idea for those regions where snow and ice are a constant presence during the cold months.

By introducing an all-wheel drive system on its XF and XJ luxury sedans, Jaguar has managed to appeal to customers in those areas where an all-wheel drive car is, if not a must, something certainly welcome.

Office Building Reflects Sunlight and Melts Bits of Jaguar XJ in London


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Whenever a company seeks to develop a plot of land, and build a giant structure on top of it, impact testing is very important…or it should be. However, the rules and regulations have their weaknesses, and in London they somehow allowed a developer to create a massive 37-storey office block, that has a concave shape, and expands outward towards the top, in order to maximize the usable space inside without taking into consideration some very important boy scout knowledge.

Since most of its exterior facade is covered in glass, its shape very unfortunately focuses light down right in front of it, and this was noticed recently by a man who found his new-gen Jaguar XJ in a...curious state after parked outside for around two hours.

Wall Ends Overly-Zealous Attempt at Cornering for Jaguar XJ Supersprt Nürburgring Taxi


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Big cars with long wheelbases aren’t renowned for their agility or handling prowess, and even if the Jaguar XJ Supersport packs 503 hp and a mostly-aluminum construction, and has some of the better handling characteristics in the class, it’s still a heavy and cumbersome beast. There is so much inertia at play, that if you overstep the margin and go into a corner a bit too quickly, all you can really do is brace for impact.

Dick Van Dyke's Jaguar XJ Burns to the Ground, Man Who Saved Him Films Rescue


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TV icon and comic actor Dick Van Dyke and his wife, Arlene, were involved in a not so comical situation on Monday afternoon when their latest gen Jaguar XJ saloon burst into flames on a Los Angeles highway, but fortunately, this story had a happy ending for the couple, but not so much for the Jag…

Passers-by noticed the white XJ parked on the shoulder of the Ventura freeway with the engine bay spitting out clouds of smoke and the 87-year old actor slumped over the steering wheel trying to make a call.

Mild Updates for European Market 2014 Jaguar XJ


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Jaguar's top saloon offering, the XJ, continues largely unchanged for the 2014 model year in Europe and other parts of the world, sans some tech upgrades and comfort improvements

While the engine range, which includes the 237hp (240PS) 2.0-liter turbo petrol, 335hp (340PS) 3.0-liter V6 petrol, 271hp (275PS) 3.0-liter V6 diesel, and 5.0-liter V8 petrols putting out 380hp (385PS), 464hp (470PS), 503hp (510PS), and in the XJR, 542hp (550PS), remains the same, the base four-cylinder 2.0L engine now comes with Jaguar's Intelligent Stop/Start system as standard.

Ride Like a Queen with Her Majesty's Personal Daimler Limousine that's Up for Auction


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One of the most important and often overlooked aspects of buying a used car is checking out its previous owner or owners, something that is not always easy. In this case, however, it is, as the specially built (Jaguar XJ-based) 2001 Daimler Super V8 LWB was owned by none other than Her Majesty The Queen of Britain. The car will go under the hammer at the Historics at Brooklands auction in Surrey, UK, on Saturday, August 31.

MT Does Classic Test Between BMW 750Li and Jaguar XJL Supercharged


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Those looking to buy a long wheelbase car will find that the Jaguar XJL bears little resemblance to what they normally get - the old XJ included.

When comparing it to a BMW 7-Series long wheelbase edition, a 750Li, the much more restrained German saloon is overshadowed by the very flamboyant Brit, both inside and out, as well as when it comes to the overall driving and ownership experience, as MotorTrend found out recently when pitting the two cars against one another

This Cat is Really Stretching Out: Jaguar XJ with Extra LWB Coming to China?


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The Jaguar XJ is a long car, with plenty of room in the back for even the most long-legged of supermodel girls. If, however, you want more room than you actually need, there’s the extended wheel base version, which is very popular in China, and now, if we are to believe several leaked patent renderings, an even longer variant could be on its way.

Be warned, though, as this could just as easily be hoax, or even 3D model destined for a driving game. Still, if it really is a patent rendering, then it announces the arrival of a “super-stretched” XJ destined exclusively for the legroom-crazy Chinese market.

Next Jaguar XJ Not Getting Two Different Body Styles After All…


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Not so long ago, we told you that, according to an Edmunds report, Jaguar was going to design two distinct body styles for the next generation of their XJ saloon. We explained that the move was motivated by the company’s desire to make it in China, a country where the current model’s bold lines and different look are not particularly appreciated – a more classic-looking design would have been preferred, and that, along with the fact that China is growing to be Jag’s primary market probably sparked the rumors.

Next Jaguar XJ Reportedly to Come in Two Market-Specific Body Styles, Classic and Modern


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You can’t not notice a current-generation Jaguar XJ as it drives by, and as you move your head in synchronicity with the movement of the car, you will notice that other people around you have also taken notice. It’s an imposing sedan, and the first different XJ in a long line of conservatively-styled cars.

However, it seems that while the new look was received quite well on the markets where the brand is already well-established, it fared less-well elsewhere. In China, for instance, most would apparently prefer a more restrained and classic-looking Jaguar shape, and since it is set to become the Indian-owned automaker’s main source of revenue, they feel forced to comply.

Jaguar Drops Full Details, Photos and Video of 2014 XJR Super Saloon


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Jaguar has lifted the veil off the first “R” model of the latest generation XJ flagship sedan. With a bespoke chassis and aerodynamic improvements, the XJR is “the most focused, agile and responsive member of the XJ family,” according to the British firm.

Like the XKR-S GT, which will also premiere at the New York Auto Show, the XJR is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that develops 542hp (550PS) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. Mated to an 8-speed transmission, the V8 pushes the XJR from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds) and on to a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).

2014 Jaguar XJR Performance Saloon with 550hp to Premiere in New York


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Jaguar is expanding its range of high-performance "R" models with the addition of the all-new XJR sedan, which will make its first public outing next week at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

The most potent model of the XJ series features a 550-horsepower engine, which Jaguar does not detail, but is most likely the same 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 found in the XFR-S that premiered last November in Los Angeles.