Featuring all-new engines, more dramatic looks, a new interior, an advanced lightweight aluminium body structure and a wider range of models, the new XK builds on 60 years of heritage to offer buyers a thoroughly modern car that still remaining true to its lineage.
"Built in the tradition of great grand tourers, with state-of-the-art engineering, aerospace-inspired construction and outstanding driving dynamics, the new XK is the latest in a long line of legendary performance Jaguars.” said Mr Mike O'Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars.
Designated 2010 model year (or 10MY), with deliveries commencing in the first quarter of next year, the new XK range combines the efforts of Jaguar's designers and engineers to deliver a car that benefits from more advanced technologies than have ever been offered previously by the brand.
The new XK is built on a lightweight but incredibly stiff and strong chassis to offer improved dynamic benefits while at the same time delivering an excellent rating and reduced weight.
The all-new AJ-V8 Gen III engines offered across the XK range are the most efficient Jaguar has ever produced. The engine line up will be as follows:
- XK: 5.0-litre V8 direct injection naturally aspirated (283kW/515Nm) 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds
- XKR: 5.0-litre V8 direct injection & supercharged (375kW/625Nm) 0-100kmh in 4.8 seconds
Top speed on both models is limited to 250km/h.
“With an all-new, supercharged AJ-V8 engine and dramatic new looks, the new XKR has all the performance, power and panache that you expect in the ultimate sporting Jaguar.” says Mr O'Driscoll.
Both engines will be mated exclusively to an electronically controlled, six-speed ZF 6HP28 transmission. The transmission can be controlled by either steering wheel-mounted paddles or in fully automatic mode via the JaguarDrive Selector.
XKR models will also see the transmission paired to an advanced electronic differential to ensure faster acceleration and more precise handling.
“The new XK delivers more power, more performance and more technology – without compromise. It moves the Jaguar sports car experience on to a whole new level.” said Mr Mick Mohan, Director, Jaguar Programmes.
In addition to the many changes under the skin, the new XKs are visually different to the previous generation with all models, coupe and convertible, introducing a revised exterior styling that underlines Jaguar’s contemporary thinking on design.
Inside, quality levels are raised even further with new interior trim and finishes that demonstrate Jaguar’s renowned craftsmanship, plus even more comprehensive specification.
The driver is the centre of attention, with exciting new ideas, including the acclaimed JaguarDrive Selector, Adaptive Dynamics with Active Differential Control and comfort features such as heated and cooled seats.
Slated for delivery early next year the XK range will be priced as follows:
- XK Coupe: $224,200*
- XK Convertible: $247,500*
- XKR Coupe: $255,000*
- XKR Convertible: $278,300*
*Pricing is a guide as recommended to us by the manufacturer.