2010 Jaguar XJ Sentinel armored vehicle review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 19 August 2010 , 08:08:04 byDan

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Jaguar XJ Sentinel armored vehicle

Jaguar is launching its new XJ luxury sport saloon at the 2010 Moscow International Motor Show. The model features a package which provides occupants with up to B7 levels of ballistic protection. It is supplied with a full three-year 50.000 mile factory warranty, along with comprehensive after-sales support from specialized technicians. The engineers turned their attention on ensuring that the XJ Sentinel retained the real-world usability of the standard car. The model maintains the luxurious interior package offering comfort and agility and convenient servicing using regular dealer equipment. The light-weight aluminum body structure also makes it possible to offer a very generous 500 kg payload for passengers and luggage without compromising vehicle performance. Just like the other models in the highly-acclaimed XJ range, the Sentinel has been engineered without compromise to deliver sophisticated performance, peerless vehicle dynamics and reassuring levels of active and passive safety. Under the hood it hides a 5.0-liter AJ-V8 Gen III naturally aspirated direct injection petrol engine capable of developing 385 PS. The output is being sent to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine was enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 195 km/h. Impressive stopping power is provided by a new high performance braking system which has been sourced from the formidable 510 PS Supercharged XJ model, while active safety is further improved by the full array of advances traction and stability systems of the XJ. In terms of safety, the carmaker offered dual-stage driver and front passenger airbags, side thorax airbags and side curtain airbags. The cabin surrounds occupants with beautifully-crafted leather and veneer surfaces, creating a supremely relaxing, comfortable and luxurious environment.