2013 model year Jaguar XJ gets a new 335bhp 3.0-litre, supercharged V6 powertrain that replaces the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8. This new engine will be available also in the 2013 XF and the forthcoming F-TYPE sports car.
The XJ also gets a new eight-speed ZF transmission with Intelligent Stop-Start as standard. Thanks to the new transmission and engine, the new XJ is expected to achieve 47 MPG while emitting 159g/km of CO2, a 14% improvement.
There is also a 271bhp 3.0-litre V6 Diesel S available and a 503bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8.
Other updates include improved suspension with recalibrated springs and dampers.
Enhancements to the XJ’s interior include a new premium sound system. The top-of-the range 20-speaker 825W system comes as standard on Portfolio and Supersport XJ models while offered as an option on other derivatives.
NEW 3.0-LITRE V6 SUPERCHARGED 340PS PETROL REPLACES 5.0- LITRE V8
NEW EIGHT-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH INTELLIGENT STOP-START TECHNOLOGY IS INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN XJ – AVAILABLE AS STANDARD FROM LAUNCH
PROMISES TO BE THE MOST EFFICIENT XJ YET CREATED
DAB NOW STANDARD ACROSS THE RANGE
ADVANCED MERIDIANTM AUDIO SYSTEM INTRODUCED
INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM UPDATES PROVIDE GREATER CLARITY AND IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY
OPTION OF COMFORT SUSPENSION PACK TUNE FOR ALL DERIVATIVES
AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER THE NEW XJ STARTS AT £56,260
REMAINS AMONG THE LIGHTEST CARS IN ITS CLASS THANKS TO ALUMINIUM CONSTRUCTION
Jaguar has announced details of its 2013 model year generation XJ. It benefits from Jaguar’s relentless research and development programme to improve efficiency and introduce the latest comfort and functional technologies.
Significant transmission, engine and dynamic developments mean Jaguar’s most technologically advanced car becomes more efficient and refined.
To maximise efficiency from the all-aluminium architecture of the XJ, Jaguar has introduced an eight-speed ZF transmission with Intelligent Stop-Start as standard. As seen on the XF, these developments lead to lower fuel consumption and emissions. The new XJ is expected to achieve 47 MPG while emitting 159g/km of CO2, a 14% improvement.
The 13MY XJ marks the introduction of a new 3.0-litre, supercharged V6 powertrain. Producing 340PS and 450Nm of torque – equating to almost 127PS per litre – the highest specific output of any Jaguar engine, the new engine is refined and powerful. Making its debut in the XJ and XF, this engine will also power the forthcoming F-TYPE sports car, available from 2013.
For 13MY, XJ has improved suspension refinement and performance. Alongside the exciting new powertrain line-up all models in the range benefit from re-calibrated spring and damper tunes as well as remapped damper software – offering enhanced ride isolation and passenger comfort on all road surfaces.
Enhancements extend to the XJ’s award-winning cabin with DAB now fitted as standard and a new premium sound system.
Teaming up with British audio specialist Meridian, Jaguar engineers have developed a 825W sound system. Tested using the most scrupulous audio measurements the Meridian system boasts significantly lower levels of harmonic distortion – meaning a lower power output is required to achieve the high levels of audio clarity within the vehicle. The top-of-the range 20-speaker 825W system comes as standard on Portfolio and Supersport XJ models while offered as an option on other derivatives.
The XJ continues to be among the best-selling cars in its class, reporting an 11% per cent rise in sales in 2011. Combining advanced construction, luxury and performance, the XJ range has recently expanded to include the new Sport and Speed packs as well as the introduction of the new ‘Ultimate’ model, including a bespoke rear seat environment and unique exterior styling.