Jaguar introduces an all-new XJ sedan range for 2011, blending the sleek lines of the brand’s new design language with its latest generation engines and chassis systems.
Six model variants include standard and long-wheelbase (XJL) versions, the latter adding an additional 5 inches of rear legroom. The XJ’s interior is the most luxurious ever offered in a Jaguar, blending the latest infotainment technology and a wide choice of leather and wood finishes.
The all-new 2011 XJ is very much a driver’s car, agile and spirited, but without compromise to comfort. The model range includes the XJ with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8; the XJ Supercharged with a 470-hp supercharged version of the engine, and the limited-production XJ Supersport powered by a 510-hp supercharged version. An XJ Supersport can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, yet is not subject to the Federal “gas guzzler” tax.
All Jaguar XJ models employ an electronically controlled, fully adaptive six-speed automatic transmission with the unique cast-alloy JaguarDrive Selector, as well as the Jaguar Sequential Shift function operated by steering-wheel paddles.
The nose of the XJ follows Jaguar’s new design language, with a powerful mesh grille and slim standard xenon headlights creating a strong road presence. The muscular lower half of the car is contrasted with the slim and graceful quality of the roofline.
Inside the XJ, the clean, simple form of the leather-wrapped instrument panel sitting low across the vehicle dominates. At the sides, bold architectural wood sweeps forward from the rear doors through the front doors, meeting at center of the upper dashboard.
The panoramic glass roof opening mechanism slides the front glass panel upwards and outwards, preserving headroom.
Base model estimated mpg: 16/23
Estimated starting price: $71,700
Compiled by Motor Matters

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