liter V6 to 5 liter V8
natural & supercharged
hp to 503 hp
to 4.7 seconds
- 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
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."
lightweight aluminium construction delivers superior agility and
Bold, beautiful styling re-energises the Jaguar design
The existing range of powerful, efficient powerplants is
supplemented by Jaguar's 3.0-litre petrol V6 engine (market
Available in both standard and long-wheelbase versions, the
latter providing even more luxurious accommodation for
New Rear Seat Comfort package is available on both wheelbase
variants and includes electric recline, lumbar adjustment and
Technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the car and
managed via an innovative dual-view central Touch-screen.
New Executive Package helps allow the long-wheelbase
derivative to function more effectively as a mobile business
Optional Illumination Package offers the ambient lighting
effects previously only available on the range-topping
New interior colour combinations have been added by customer
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
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
"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