Jaguar XJ X351
|Manufacturer||Jaguar Land Rover|
|Assembly||Castle Bromwich, England (Castle Bromwich Assembly)|
|Designer||Ian Callum;Giles Taylor (2008)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon|
|Engine||3.0 L V6 diesel 2.0 L I4 petrol turbocharged 3.0 L V6 petrol supercharged 5.0 L V8 petrol 5.0 L V8 petrol supercharged|
6-speed automatic8-speed automatic
|Wheelbase||SWB: 3,032 mm (119.4 in) LWB: 3,157 mm (124.3 in)|
|Length||SWB: 5,122 mm (201.7 in) LWB: 5,247 mm (206.6 in)|
|Width||Excl mirrors: 1,894 mm (74.6 in) Incl mirrors: 2,110 mm (83 in)|
|Height||1,448 mm (57.0 in)|
SWB - Diesel: 1,796 kg (3,960 lb) - Petrol: 1,755 kg (3,870 lb) - Supercharged: 1,892 kg (4,170 lb) LWB - Diesel: 1,813 kg (4,000 lb) - Petrol: 1,773 kg (3,910 lb)- Supercharged: 1,915 kg (4,220 lb)
|Predecessor||Jaguar XJ (X358)|
The Jaguar XJ (X351) is the latest Jaguar XJ luxury saloon from Jaguar Cars. Completely new styling combines with underpinnings based on the previous X350 version. The vehicle is produced at the Castle Bromwich Assembly plant in Birmingham, UK.
Production of the car was due to begin in September 2009, with first deliveries being made in early 2010 Production later began in March 2010, arriving in dealer showrooms in May 2010. At the 2010 Moscow motor show the XJ Sentinel was introduced. This is an armoured version of Long Wheelbase XJ with B7-level ballistic protection as well as defence against 15 kg TNT or equivalent explosive. It has the 5.0 L supercharged (510PS) engine from the XJ Supersport and 19-inch wheels with Dunlop Self Supporting Technology Run on Flat tires.
The XJ was designed at Jaguar Land Rover's Whitley plant in Coventry, by a team led by design director Ian Callum. Design work began in 2005, with final theme approval taking place in November 2006 and the design being frozen in the first half of 2008. The new design is a complete break from any earlier XJ, although mechanically the car is a development of the previous version.
In addition to the standard version with a 3,035 mm (119.5 in) wheelbase, a long-wheelbase version is available with a 3,160 mm (124 in) wheelbase. However, unlike other full-size flagship luxury cars, the long-wheelbase variant was designed first and is expected to make up 67 percent of sales in the United States market.
|Engines||3.0 L diesel||3.0 L diesel, 5.0 L||3.0 L diesel, 5.0 L, 5.0 L supercharged 470 PS||3.0 L diesel, 5.0 L supercharged 510 PS||5.0 L supercharged 510 PS|
|Wheels (standard)||Meru 18-inch alloy||Aleutian 19-inch alloy||Kasuga 20-inch alloy||Mataiva 20-inch alloy||Aleutian 19-inch alloy|
Engines are enlarged and upgraded versions of the previous V8 petrol and V6 diesel
Transmission and speed
All 2010 models of the Jaguar XJ include standard six-speed automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift carried over from the previous car, the main change being steering wheel paddles rather than the "J" gate. The car has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
The XJ features a lightweight aluminium floorpan & body (with 50% recycled material content) based on the X350 chassis and retaining a proportion of the earlier floor pan. The biggest change is reversion to steel coil springs for the front suspension, retaining air suspension for the rear only. Continuously variable damping electronically controlled as before but with driver selectable modes. The aluminum alloy uni-body makes the XJL among the lightest of the full-size luxury sedans despite its exterior proportions, weighing in at 4,131 lb (1,874 kg), which is 245 lb (111 kg) lighter than the mid-size/executive BMW 550i.
Driver information and entertainment is provided by a Bowers & Wilkins 1,200-watt, 20-speaker Dolby 7.1 surround-sound system and a bi-directional touch screen display - on which the driver can only see the vehicle functions (and satellite navigation data), but a front passenger can simultaneously view a DVD movie or a television transmission. Standard equipment levels on the United States-spec XJL with the base engine includes a panoramic dual-pane moonroof, lane-departure warning, navigation, quad-zone climate control and power sunshades, which is considered to be generous at this price point compared to other flagship luxury saloons.
Fuel economy and emissions
The diesel engined version will have a fuel economy of better than 40 miles per imperial gallon (7.1 L/100 km; 33 mpg-US) and a CO2 emission rating of 184 g/km.
On 11 May 2010, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, took delivery of the dark grey (car No. 10) of Jaguar XJ Sentinel as his official transport.
In 2011, David Cameron took the delivery of another XJ Sentinel featuring "bomb proof" doors, bullet proof glass and armoured plating beneath the floor of the car, respectively replacing the previous XJ Sentinel.
XJ 5.0 V8 Portfolio Prestige
It is a version sold in Hong Kong market. Based on XJ Portfolio LWB with 5.0-litre petrol engine, it includes XJ rear seat comfort pack and gloss oak interior veneer.
Available only in long wheelbase body, the car was developed by the Jaguar Land Rover's specialist Engineered To Order (ETO) division. The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
US model includes V8 supercharged 510 PS, eight-speed automatic transmission, and went on sale in late 2012 as 2013 model year vehicle.
In India, the XJ Ultimate is available with a 5.0 litre V8 petrol engine that costs INR 1.88 crores or with a 3.0 litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine that costs INR 1.78
Skyfall, James Bond 007 Movie 2012
Jaguar XJ (X351) British Intelligence M's official car, used in multiple scenes throughout the movie. Last seen driven by James Bond himself, chauffeuring M.