2010 Jaguar XJ review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 18 September 2009 , 09:09:26 byDan

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Jaguar XJ

Jaguar developed the XJ, a model that had its first official public display at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September, 2009. The Jaguar XJ is sleek, complex and sophisticated and this is why it brings a new spirit to automotive luxury. The interior design has a strong sporting character throughout. A panoramic glass roof, standard on all models enhances the sense of light and space inside the new XJ. It also introduces a new generation of interior technologies, pioneering the use of display and infotainment systems just like the innovative Virtual Instrument dials and optional 1200W Bowers & Wilkins premium surround system. The carmaker used a lot of aluminum, but by using magnesium and composite alloys, allows Jaguar to produce a significantly lighter and stiffer body, the lightest in its class. The new structure has been refined using these advanced materials to deliver improved strength, enhanced refinement and superior safety performance. The JX is available with four powerful and refined engines and also uses the latest power-train technology to deliver an outstanding combination of performance and class-leading efficiency. The first one is a 5.0-liter AJ-V8 Gen III supercharged engine that enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The second one is a supercharged engine capable of developing 470 horsepower and the third is 385 PS naturally aspirated petrol V8. The diesel alternative is the 3.0-liter AJ-V6D Gen III capable of producing 275 PS. This last one enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and it is also capable of incredible fuel economy. The aluminum body uses more than 50% recycled material, with a plan to increase this to 75%. Body panels made from recycled material use only 5% or the energy required for new aluminum.