Monday, 21 October 2013

Jaguar XK

Jaguar XK

The Jaguar XKR is a grand tourer car that was launched by Jaguar Cars in 1998. The XKR started its life as the Jaguar XK8 (project code X100), which was launched in 1996 as the first generation of a new XK series. The XK8 was available in coupé or convertible body styles and with the new 4.0 litre Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. In 1998 the XKR was introduced with a supercharged version of the engine. From 2003 the engines were replaced by the 4.2 litre AJ34 engines in both the normally aspirated and supercharged versions.  
 The power packed engine of this Jaguar XK model line up is an V8 GEN III, 5.0-litre super charged petrol engine that has 8 cylinders. This commanding engine has the capacity to displace a whopping 5000cc and has been equipped with a highly acclaimed multi point fuel supply system, which further aids in generating a reasonably good fuel economy from this car. The company claims that this Jaguar XK model lineup has the capacity to churn out a moderate mileage in the range of 5 to 6 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions within the traffic laden city roads and its by lanes. While, this same power packed engine has the ability to generate in between 11 to 12 Kmpl on the highways and the bigger roads, which is rather reasonable for such a immaculate car. This flawless Jaguar XK series have been fitted with a centrally mounted fuel tank, which can store close to 70 litres of petrol in it, which is quite big for longer drives as well.
 The company has fitted this Jaguar XK model lineup with a commanding 5.0-litre petrol engine. This influential motor has been bestowed with eight cylinders, which have been further equipped with a whopping 32 valves. This power packed engine can displace a colossal 5000cc, which is incredible and it can further produce a mind boggling 503bhp at 6000 – 6500rpm in combination with a hammering maximum torque output of 625Nm at 2500 – 5500rpm, which is astounding for the Indian road and traffic conditions.

Both the XK8 and XKR are electronically limited to a maximum of 155.4 miles per hour (250.1 km/h). The XK8 heralded a change in direction for the company, resulting in the S-Type and X-Type. The XK8 came standard with 17" alloy wheels, while 18" (Standard on the XKR), 19", and 20" wheels are available for additional cost. A navigation system and self-leveling xenon headlamps come standard with the XKR and as options for the XK8. Jaguar's Adaptive Cruise Control is an optional feature available on both models. Both come with all-leather interior, burl walnut trim, and side airbags. Jeremy Clarkson, during a Top Gear (a UK motoring magazine/TV show) test-drive, likened the interior of the original XK8 to sitting inside Blenheim Palace. In 2004 the grille design of the XKR was refreshed.
Initially the ZF 5HP24 5-speed automatic transmission was coupled to the conventionally aspirated 4.0L and a Mercedes W5A580 5-speed transmission to the Supercharged version, but in 2002 the new ZF 6HP26 6-speed automatic transmission was fitted in both versions of the 4.2L.

Exterior Measurements

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  • Fuel type
  • Mileage (Highway)
    11.6 kmpl
  • Mileage (City)
    5.3 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity
    0 litres
  • Seating capacity
  • Transmission type
  • Engine Displacement (cc)

Engine & Performance

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  • Maximum torque
  • No. of cylinders
  • Valves per cylinder


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