QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
|Maximum Power||510 Bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||625 Nm @ 2500 rpm|
|Engine Details||5000cc, 4 cyl|
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
|0-60 kmph||4.80 seconds|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Overall Length||4791 mm|
|Overall Width||2070 mm|
|Overall Height||1322 mm|
|Ground Clearance||120.00 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1780.00 kg|
|Turning Radius||10.9 metres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||84.00 litres|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Brakes||Front Ventilated, Rear Disk|
WHEELS & TYRES
|Tyre Size||245/45 ZR18|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Steering Adjustment (Rake)|
|Steering Mounted Controls|
|Rear AC Vents|
|Remote Fuel Filler|
|Steering Adjustment (Reach)|
|Air Conditioner||Dual Zone Climate Control|
|Rear Washer & Wiper|
|Rain Sensing Wipers|
|Remote Boot Release|
|Body Coloured Bumpers|
|Outside Rear-view Mirrors||Both Side Manual|
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
BRAKING & TRACTION
|Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Electronic Stability Program (ESP)|
LOCKS & SECURITY
|Front Fog Lights|
|Darkness Sensing Headlamps|
|ORVM Turn Indicators|
|Music System||Dash Integrated System|
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
|Folding Rear Seats|
|Rear Centre Armrest||No|
|Driver Seat Adjustment||Manual|
Jaguar XK Review
Expert Review by Maxabout
Jaguar has come a long way into India over the past few years and ever since it came under Tata, it has been making its presence felt on a wider scale in the country. With a range of models available on Indian roads, Jaguar has been making mass expansion plans with a few models parked elegantly in its garage. Jaguar XK is one of the models which have been highly anticipated ever since Indian Jaguar enthusiasts got to know that the car had been marked for their country. Jaguar XK covers all aspects of a sports car and has a lot of power waiting to be unleashed beneath the hood. Jaguar XK has emerged with athletic looks with immense amount of visual energy and interior functionality. With its exhilarating acceleration, exceptional power-to-weight ratio and enhanced stability it will indeed provide a first-class ride. The triple lined fabric roof, Bi-functional HID Xenon headlamps, power fold mirrors, reverse park camera and the 10 different choices of alloy wheels to choose from; Jaguar XK is indeed loaded with classy technology and style.
The interior is available in a wide range of colours, material, trims and veneers that will enable the consumer to decorate it according to his own taste and moods. The leather steering wheel with integrated controls for in-car entertainment, cruise control and adaptive cruise control make everything accessible. Dual zone automatic climate control, heated seats with sport craftsmanship, phosphorus blue illuminated instrument clusters and electronic seat adjustments are all the features of the lavish interior. The exterior shades are available in three differ palettes of Standard, Premium and Special. Italian Racing Red and French Racing Blue are excellent choices for a sporty look. The leather is available in two shades of Bond grain and Soft grain. The safety features include Adaptive Restraint Technology System, Pedestrian Contact Sensing System, Roll-Over Protection, EBA, EBD, ABS, DSC and Tyre Pressure Monitoring.
Jaguar has done us all a service by giving a cutting-edge design to the XK. This supercar is available both in Coupe version as well as Convertible. The car has been designed in such a manner so that air cannot hinder the motion of the car in any manner. Aluminium serves as the prime collaborating factor as it eases down the overall weight of the car and adding to that, also helps the car with aerodynamics. There are two separate types of lightings that have been installed. The headlights feature bi-Xenon light effect and additionally day-time running LED lights attached to them. Jaguar XK comes with 20’’ alloy wheels. The rear fascia of the car has been designed in sync with the front fascia.
The exteriors of Jaguar XK are highly revered but once we enter the doors into the cabin, it is a whole new world. Jaguar XK interiors give a true example of quality craftsmanship, sophistication as well as style. The artwork done to the interiors of XK surely earns the designers a pat on their back as this totally compliments to the exteriors. Soft-grain leather coverings, smooth chrome and wood veneers have been extensively used in order to beautify the interiors. The seats are made up using high-quality leather which can heat up as well as cool down as per the convenience of the person sitting on it. A plethora of other features have also been included generously into XK and all these features add five stars to the rating of the supercar.
Jaguar XK has been equipped with a powerful 525W Bowers & Wilkins audio system that comes laden with Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound system. Large speakers have been installed all over the cabin and aluminium domes have been put up on the tweeters. This prevailing music system comes with a six-CD changer which amplified and advances the quality of sound altogether. Other general features such as FM/AM radio and external audio device connectivity options are also available. A 7’’ touch-screen has also been installed above the music system which provides a wide range of options for the functionality of the car.
Engine and Gearbox
There are basically two variants of Jaguar XK which are available in the Indian market one of which is the Coupe Version whereas the other one is the Convertible version. Both of these mean machines have the same powerful and commanding engine beneath their hoods and give the same performance. Jaguar XK boasts of a 5.0L V8 Supercharged engine which runs on petrol and has an audacity to give out a peak power of 512 PS at 6000-6500 rpm. Additionally, it can give out a peak torque of 625 Nm at 2500-5500 rpm. The engine gives out a net displacement of 5000cc and has been coupled with automatic six-speed transmission which swiftly makes gear shifts. In case if the driver prefers manual transmission over automatic one, then he can alternately operate the gear through paddles given on the back side of the steering wheel.
Jaguar XK is available in two variants: XKR Coupe and XKR Convertible.
Acceleration and Performance
With a powerful V8 engine backing XK, it is quite implicit that the car would give a noteworthy and remarkable acceleration rate. Thus, Jaguar XK, thanks to its engine, accelerates from 0-100 km/hour in flat 4.8 seconds thus achieving a top speed of 250 km/hr.
Before venturing into India with XK, Jaguar did a quick survey of the type of customers that they had to expect. As per that, they stumbled upon the fact that fuel economy is something that Indian customers primarily give emphasis to, which is the reason why they had to make changes in the car in order to satisfy people. Jaguar XK after getting its engine tweaked started giving out a mileage of 5-10 Km/L which is decent for any supercar.
Jaguar has taken all forms of accidents into consideration and on the basis of that, has given a wide range of safety features in the best interests of its passengers. XK is equipped with ARTS or we can say Advanced Restraint Technology System for safeguarding the front passengers as this feature analyses the position of the seat as well as seat belt and throws out the airbags at an angle according to the analysis. This feature is immensely beneficial to the front row passengers as they are the ones who usually suffer the utmost impact of a collision course. The roll-over protection feature in Jaguar XK Convertible is another highlight as in case if the car turns over, then 2 big hoops are pushed out within 65 milliseconds.
There are a total of 15 colours in which Jaguar XK is available in the market. These are Ultimate Black Metallic, Azure Blue, Liquid Silver, Ebony, Pearl Grey, Vapour Grey Metallic, Botanical Green Metallic, Winter Gold, Frost Blue Metallic, Emerald Fire, Claret Metallic, Spectrum Blue, Porcelain, Lunar Grey Metallic and finally Cashmere Gold.
Superior performance, grand looks, remarkable aerodynamics, multi-colour variants and urbane interiors make this car class-apart. The only con regarding Jaguar XK is its exorbitant price.
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