JAGUAR 13MY XJ: NEW DRIVETRAIN, NEW TECHNOLOGY, GREATER REFINEMENT







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: June 28, 2012
Categories: Jaguar, Jaguar XJ

  • NEW 3.0-LITRE V6 SUPERCHARGED 340PS PETROL REPLACES 5.0- LITRE V8
  • NEW EIGHT-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH INTELLIGENT STOP-START TECHNOLOGY IS INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN XJ - AVAILABLE AS STANDARD FROM LAUNCH
  • PROMISES TO BE THE MOST EFFICIENT XJ YET CREATED
  • DAB NOW STANDARD ACROSS THE RANGE
  • ADVANCED MERIDIANTM AUDIO SYSTEM INTRODUCED
  • INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM UPDATES PROVIDE GREATER CLARITY AND IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY
  • OPTION OF COMFORT SUSPENSION PACK TUNE FOR ALL DERIVATIVES
  • AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER THE NEW XJ STARTS AT £56,260
  • REMAINS AMONG THE LIGHTEST CARS IN ITS CLASS THANKS TO ALUMINIUM CONSTRUCTION

Jaguar XJ

Jaguar has announced details of its 2013 model year generation XJ. It benefits from Jaguar’s relentless research and development programme to improve efficiency and introduce the latest comfort and functional technologies.

Significant transmission, engine and dynamic developments mean Jaguar’s most technologically advanced car becomes more efficient and refined.

To maximise efficiency from the all-aluminium architecture of the XJ, Jaguar has introduced an eight-speed ZF transmission with Intelligent Stop-Start as standard. As seen on the XF, these developments lead to lower fuel consumption and emissions. The new XJ is expected to achieve 47 MPG while emitting 159g/km of CO2, a 14% improvement.

The 13MY XJ marks the introduction of a new 3.0-litre, supercharged V6 powertrain.  Producing 340PS and 450Nm of torque - equating to almost 127PS per litre - the highest specific output of any Jaguar engine, the new engine is refined and powerful.  Making its debut in the XJ and XF, this engine will also power the forthcoming F-TYPE sports car, available from 2013.

For 13MY, XJ has improved suspension refinement and performance. Alongside the exciting new powertrain line-up all models in the range benefit from re-calibrated spring and damper tunes as well as remapped damper software - offering enhanced ride isolation and passenger comfort on all road surfaces.

Enhancements extend to the XJ’s award-winning cabin with DAB now fitted as standard and a new premium sound system.

Teaming up with British audio specialist Meridian, Jaguar engineers have developed a 825W sound system.  Tested using the most scrupulous audio measurements the Meridian system boasts significantly lower levels of harmonic distortion - meaning a lower power output is required to achieve the high levels of audio clarity within the vehicle. The top-of-the range 20-speaker 825W system comes as standard on Portfolio and Supersport XJ models while offered as an option on other derivatives.

The XJ continues to be among the best-selling cars in its class, reporting an 11% per cent rise in sales in 2011. Combining advanced construction, luxury and performance, the XJ range has recently expanded to include the new Sport and Speed packs as well as the introduction of the new ‘Ultimate’ model, including a bespoke rear seat environment and unique exterior styling.

XJ 13 MY SPECIFICATIONS:

Engine Variant 3.0 V6 S/C Petrol 5.0 V8 S/C Petrol
Layout V6 cylinder V8 cylinder
Capacity 2995 cc 5000 cc
Power 340PS 510 PS
Torque 450 Nm 625 Nm
Fuel economy 9.4 l/100km (30mpg) 11.3 l/100 km (25mpg)
CO2 emissions 224g/km 268g/km
Performance (0-60 mph) 5.7secs 4.7 secs
Performance (0-100 kph) 5.9 secs 4.9 secs
Engine Variant 3.0 V6 Diesel S
Layout V6 cylinder
Capacity 2,993 cc
Power 275 PS
Torque 600 Nm
Fuel economy 6.0 l/100 km (47mpg)
CO2 emissions 159 g/km
Performance (0-60 mph) 5.9 secs
Performance (0-100 kph) 6.4 secs
XJ 13MY on-the-road (OTR) Pricing (£)
Standard wheel-base
XJ 3.0 Diesel Luxury 56,260
XJ 3.0 Diesel Premium Luxury 60,060
XJ 3.0 Diesel Portfolio 67,260
XJ 3.0 S/C Petrol Premium Luxury 65,365
XJ 3.0 S/C Petrol Portfolio 72,815
XJ 3.0 S/C Petrol Supersport 91,735
Long wheel-base
XJ 3.0 Diesel Luxury 59,260
XJ 3.0 Diesel Premium Luxury 63,060
XJ 3.0 Diesel Portfolio 70,260
XJ 3.0 S/C Petrol Premium Luxury 68,515
XJ 3.0 S/C Petrol Portfolio 75,815
XJ 3.0 S/C Petrol Supersport 95,235