Looks fantastic on the outside but i expected more in the interior, especially at the rear.
The seats dont look very luxurious, i mean who needs the third seat in the centre in a luxury car? how many times have you seen a 7 series or S class packed with 5 people in it? IMO replace the dodgy centre bit with a proper console so everyone has access to volume/temp controls and seat warmers/massagers/lights etc.
Also, what’s with the touch screen navigation unit? Who uses touch screen systems these days!
Look fantastic but its just the little things that irk me.
I agree with you that rear seat real estate in these sorts of plutocrats cars is very precious, and why not put a fridge or separate entertainment system in place of the third seat. Anyway, i disagree with the touch screen issue you raised. I still find, IMO that touch screens are easier to use than the iDrive/MMI type systems employed in most of the cars in this class. I just find them more user friendly.
..quite nice looking but still not sold on the tail light design & 0-100 in 5.7 secs won’t have AMG or M shakin or quakin… S-class is now almost 6 yrs old & will be replaced late 2012, so now’s the time for Jag to compete while it still can.
Well thats the N/A model, the Supercharged model should be able to hit 4.9 if you really try, and get the sprint off the line perfect.
For those who want something faster there is the Supersport with the same V8 as the XKR at 375kw and 625nM
yeah, kudos to the s-class. Still a formidable package after 6 yrs competing at the highest level..albeit with incremental updates. Shows just how advanced it was in the first place.
but the S Class is hideous to look at outside and in
…nice car for sure but so strange you couldn’t you find anything wrong with it at all? …..Really?…are you sure? even at that price? So that means we’re looking at the worlds first Perfect Car..Congratulations Jaguar !!!
A lot of cars that cost over $150,000 receive ‘perfect’ scores from CarAdvice. Because anything over $150,000 is perfect, including 3 series with better engines/chassis/suspension.
There’s almost no point in reading these reviews if you’re planning on buying one because they all say the same thing and rave about how perfect it is but nothing else.
Well i guess if you are going to purchase a car over 150k, you probably dont care what someone else thinks. You most likely have your mind set and are going to buy the car that YOU want.
I’m a little confused by your claim that this Jag XJ has “unrivalled performance in it’s class” By “class” I assume you mean the 7 series BMW & the S-class Benz.. Well, the s-class AMG does 0-100 in about 4.4 secs & even the normal Benz v8 does it in 5.0 secs. Bmw is similar. That’s indicative of their overall performance. Somehow the Jags 5.7 secs doesn’t seem “unrivalled”..or am I missing something here?
You need to compare apples with apples. The S63 AMG is $392,900 and the 5.7 secs you’re referring to is for the naturally aspirated XJ V8.
The XJ Supersport with 375 kW will run 4.9 secs, which isn’t as quick as the AMG, but then again it’s not as expensive.
The yet to be released XKR-S will run the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.4 secs, if that’s all you’re after.
Once again, Australians are screwed over price-wise. I could pick one of these up for ~$70,000USD in America, yet in Australia it costs many times that! Who in their right mind would buy one here, it is ludicrous. It’s the same with everything in this bloody expensive country, base model BMW’s cost $70k here vs $30k in the US.
I agree matt, politicians really should be investigating this instead of worrying that our milk is to cheap, I wouldn’t be surprised if BMW made more profit here with the amount of cars sold than they do in the US.
I really don’t like the look of this. I know Jag had to go in a new direction, but this direction looks dated already. I’d definately go German over Anglo-Indian.
I love Jaguar and the new XJ is a great example of how far the company has come over the 5+years.
Jaguar I dont think is looking to target S class or Lexus owners but more BMW, Porsche, Aston and Masser.
The high end XJ’s can cut 12.9 400m times so they are 4 door sport cars.
I want one!
So much for the Ozzie dollar at an all time high haven’t seen too many imports with price drops!
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lets see, I’m 60 now, with depreciation I might be able to afford one when I’m about 75 or so, I can wait
So lets look at this in perspective – the new top of the line XJ with everything supersport in the UK on the road price with 20% VAT is GBP 94,050 (see JAg site) at the current exchange rate that is $AUD148,110 and we are being asked to cough up $311k for this – along with the price on Range Rovers and Land Rovers – we are seriously being ripped off here – and don’t give me the bovine excrement about distance freight etc etc and luxury taxes.
And this is just not for these Brit Cars – all the German marques have equally impressive markups.
Then coupled with the stiff 70% depreciation in 5 years – you would have to be brainless to buy new!
If we could just buy them overseas and import them ourselves, this rip off would stop overnight.