2012 Jaguar XJ
|3 liter V6 to 5 liter V8||
|natural & supercharged||
|235 hp to 503 hp||
|8.2 to 4.7 seconds||
|148 - 155 mph|
(from Jaguar Press
Release) "The new 2012 Jaguar range is our finest yet.
Every one of our models fully embodies the brand ideals -
innovation, bold design, and effortless high performance. Our
designers and engineers strive continuously to keep Jaguar ahead of
the competition - creating cars that stand apart from mainstream
premium offerings, while remaining accessible to an ever wider
spectrum of customers."
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars.
For the flagship Jaguar XJ luxury saloon, a suite of enhancements to the interior and options list includes a new Rear Seat Comfort package, which incorporates electric recline, lumbar adjustment and massage functions to reinforce the ultimate executive limousine experience.
These three cars are the result of a design and technology revolution at Jaguar, led by award-winning Design Director Ian Callum, the architect of the company's future success:
"The world has been introduced to an entirely new generation of Jaguars in the past few years. With the new product range, today's Jaguar is at full-strength for the first time. The 2012 XK, XF and XJ are design-led products that break new boundaries. We believe our cars resonate with customers on an emotional level and that's reflected both in the way they drive and the way they look."
The original XJ was the
last car designed by Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons and the latest
car to wear the nameplate is as innovative, beautiful and desirable
as its famous forebear.
Revolutionary, not evolutionary, the XJ is truly a product of the 21st century and is the clearest indication yet of the singular sense of purpose behind Design Director Ian Callum's vision for the future of Jaguar.
The unique full-length panoramic glass roof that floods the cabin with natural light allows the XJ to offer an unrivalled sense of spaciousness and occasion for driver and passengers and at the same time retain the sleek coupé-like profile and lithe stance for which Jaguars are famous.
Lightweight aluminium architecture
The mould- breaking
styling is matched by similarly impressive construction techniques
pioneered by Jaguar. The lightweight aluminium structure - 50
percent of which is made from recycled materials - offers improved
fuel consumption and reduced emissions. In conjunction with a
lifecycle approach to design and manufacture this allows the XJ to
minimise its carbon footprint.
The weight saved by the use of aluminium - an average of 150kg compared to its rivals - also has benefits for performance and agility and is complemented by the most advanced, powerful and efficient Jaguar powertrains ever. The choice of engines has been enlarged for the 2012 range with the fitment of a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine (market specific). All engines are coupled to a shift-by-wire, six-speed automatic transmission controlled by the JaguarDrive Selector or steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The cabin of the XJ
blends elegant, contemporary design with the comfort, luxury and
unmistakable sporting style of a Jaguar. Chrome and piano black
detailing provides an eye-catching contrast to the
beautifully-crafted leather and wood veneer surfaces. Both standard
and long-wheelbase models are available, for an even more sumptuous
and refined experience for rear seat passengers.
Advanced new technology has allowed Jaguar's interior designers to create an environment more akin to a state-of-the-art living space than a car cabin. Stunning 12.3-inch high-definition virtual instruments complement an innovative Dual-view 8-inch Touch-screen that allows the passenger to view DVD movies or TV programmes while the driver is provided with vehicle functions or satellite-navigation directions.
Premium surround sound options include the top-of-the-range 1200W Bowers & Wilkins system that is comparable in audio quality to the best in-home entertainment. Advanced infotainment features also include hard-drive based audio and navigation systems and comprehensive connectivity for portable audio and video devices via the powerful Media Hub.
Subtle enhancements to
the cabin are now available for the 2012 XJ range to allow greater
personalization and flexibility of use. A new Rear Comfort Pack
offers seats that now feature electric adjustment of the backrest
recline angle, four-way lumbar support and a massage function.
Increased comfort is also provided by new winged headrests,
footrests and the ability for the front passenger seat to be stowed
away forwards when unoccupied to increase legroom even further.
On the long-wheelbase Portfolio derivative a new 'Executive Pack' transforms the rear of the XJ into a high-speed mobile office space with the provision of fold-down laptop trays and an electric rear sunblind for increased privacy. The package also includes upgraded carpeting, combination wood and leather steering wheel, gloss wood veneer choices and chrome mirror housings.
Jaguar has always listened closely to customer feedback and in the case of the XJ, this has led to a new interior colour combination. Available with the Premium Luxury and Portfolio trim levels the Jet/Ivory option features ivory seating with contrast jet stitching, piping and upper surfaces while the headlining is available in either colour, according to customer preference.
All XJ variants are now available with an Illumination Package derived from that offered as standard on the Supersport model. This comprises illuminated treadplates, boot latch and front and rear air vents.
"An XJ should be the ultimate in comfort, design and refinement. The bespoke interior changes we have incorporated for the 2012 model make it an even more special car to drive or be driven in."
Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars