Power of lux­ury

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime extra -

Jaguar’s XJ lux­ury sports sa­loon has been given a boost in power, tech­ni­cal im­prove­ments and fur­ther safety kit plus a new flag­ship model, the XJR575.

The XJR575 is the most pow­er­ful in the line-up and it de­liv­ers 575bhp from Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 su­per­charged en­gine which now pow­ers the big sa­loon from 0-60mph in just 4.2 sec­onds and to a top speed of 186mph.

Avail­able in stan­dard wheel­base body style, the XJR575 re­in­forces the XJR’s stand­ing as Jaguar’s fastest XJ sa­loon and cus­tomers will be able to choose be­tween two ex­te­rior colour fin­ishes cre­ated at Spe­cial Ve­hi­cle Op­er­a­tions’ state-of-the-art Ox­ford Road fa­cil­ity in Coven­try: Ve­loc­ity Blue and Satin Cor­ris Grey.

Spe­cial ex­te­rior de­tails on the XJR575 in­clude a rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper and lower air in­takes fea­tur­ing gloss black sur­rounds and it comes with XJR575 ex­te­rior badg­ing and twin bon­net lou­vres, 20-inch Far­al­lon gloss-black wheels plus red painted brake cal­lipers.

Fuel fig­ures for the new high per­for­mance XJ are 25.5mpg with emis­sions of 264g/km.

Across the line up, the new XJ features a num­ber of tech­nol­ogy up­grades which en­hance con­nec­tiv­ity with 4G Wi-Fi ca­pa­bil­ity, al­low­ing oc­cu­pants to stay on­line on the move with as many as eight de­vices.

Ian Cal­lum, Jaguar di­rec­tor of de­sign, said: “The Jaguar XJ is the largest model in our sa­loon car line-up and re­tains the phys­i­cal pres­ence and grace­ful de­sign cus­tomers ex­pect from a Jaguar flag­ship. Any­one who sees this car im­me­di­ately knows it is both great to drive and to sit in.”

The lat­est XJ of­fer­ings fea­ture the lat­est in­tel­li­gent safety tech­nolo­gies. It comes with for­ward traf­fic de­tec­tion which is de­signed to as­sist driv­ers when for­ward vis­i­bil­ity is restricted, for ex­am­ple when pulling out of blind junc­tions.

The sa­loon is also equipped with lane as­sist, which is able to de­ter­mine the car’s lane po­si­tion and mon­i­tor steer­ing in­puts. If the ve­hi­cle drifts out of its lane with­out in­di­cat­ing, the sys­tem ap­plies gen­tle steer­ing torque to cor­rect the move­ment and pre­vent the un­in­tended lane-change.

The new mod­els are priced from £59,995 with the XJR575 cost­ing from £93,710.

Stun­ning Jaguar’s XJ saoon is the ul­ti­mate in style and lux­ury

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