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2007 Jaguar XK

In 2007 Jaguar axed the aging XK8 and replaced it with a brand new car from the ground up, the first aluminum-chassis sports car in Jaguar’s six decades of production. They changed the name, too, in the process, from XK-8 to XK 4.2. The all-new 2007 Jaguar XK 4.2 is the successor to every XK dating back to the first one in 1948 and, as such, it is Jaguar’s franchise player.

The driver-focused cockpit offers body-hugging seats, increased interior space and more headroom than its predecessor. The instrument panel features two round dials on either side of a color display, which shows such information as gear selection and tire pressure warnings. Keyless entry and a push-button start are possible with the Jaguar Smart Key system. The XK’s main competitors are the Mercedes-Benz SL, the BMW 650, and the Cadillac XLR.

The engine/transmission combination is good for about 5.9-second 0-60 times and 14.4-second quarter-mile sprints, according to Jaguar, with an electronic speed limit of 155 mph. The new XK is a great combination of Jaguar style, traditional British luxury car touches like wood, leather, and quietness, with every system in and under the car updated and improved to meet that very serious competition.

It’s design is derivative of all previous generations since the XK-E, with some Aston Martin and Ford design cues thrown in. Riding on a much longer wheelbase, the 2007 XK offers substantially more interior space than the 2006 model. The XK meets ULEV-II (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) emissions requirements.

XK Power

The 2007 Jaguar XK 4.2 coupe and convertible come with a 300-horsepower version of the old standby AJ V8 engine, now combined with a very flexible six-speed automatic transmission. The 300-horsepower engine in the new Jaguar XK 4.2 is newly outfitted with variable valve timing and other improvements for both power and fuel efficiency.

The new six-speed automatic with manual control, a Sport mode, and shifter paddles on the steering wheel, is about three levels of sportiness better than previous models. The XK is equipped with a six-speed automatic with manual-shift capability via steering-wheel-mounted paddles. The one-touch paddles combined with drive-by-wire technology allow for faster gear changes.

Driving the Jaguar XK

Benefiting from the lightweight chassis, the 4.2-liter V8 propels the XK from 0 to 60 mph in less than six seconds, Jaguar says. Its rigid chassis and the latest CATS adaptive suspension provides a smooth ride and demonic cornering, coupled with accurate steering and powerful brakes. The familiar J-gate shifter has finally been replaced by a new floor shifter that offers a Sport mode, plus steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the first time on any Jaguar model.

It can sense aggressive driving and adapt accordingly, limiting upshifts in long corners in Sport mode, and giving instant multiple downshifts when conditions are right. Hugely stiffer than the outgoing car on the basis of its riveted and bonded aluminum construction, almost 50 percent stiffer in bending and much stiffer in torsion, the XK offers the kind of silky smooth ride and demonic cornering that great sports cars have always had.

It’s helped by the completely retuned CATS adaptive suspension system with faster-acting, smarter shock absorbers that work with the engine and transmission to immediately react to the situation and driver’s intention. The tuning is roughly 10 percent stiffer in the front and 4 percent stiffer in the rear than the old car. It’s without question the tightest, heftiest, and quickest Jaguar power steering in history, but nowhere near the point of skittishness.

The new XK models are fitted with a choice of 18-, 19-, or 20-inch wheels and tires. Base tires are Continental P245/45ZR18s front and P275/40ZR18s rear. Optional Dunlop SP Sport 01 asymmetric high-performance tires are fitted on XK models with 19-inch wheels, 245/40ZR-19 tires on the front and 275/35R19s on the rear.

Optional Dunlop SP Sport Maxx ultra-performance tires are 255/35ZR20s for the front and 285/30ZR20s for the rear.

Design of the XK

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The Jaguar XK has been a design icon since 1948, and the new version looks very much the part. The stowaway power convertible top added some width to the rear end of the car to accommodate the steel top cover, but both the coupe and the convertible are stunning cars. Proportioned like a coupe, the XK rides close to the ground and features a steeply raked windshield.

The all-aluminum body creates a lightweight yet rigid vehicle – the 2007 XK is 31 percent stiffer than previous steel-bodied models and has an improved power-to-weight ratio. The oval grille opening is similar to that on other Jaguar models, but the front-wing power vents are new.

Inside ’07 Jaguar XK

The 2007 Jaguar XK coupe and convertible feature DVD navigation, keyless entry and keyless start, a seven-inch video display, Bluetooth capability, cruise control, a 6-CD/MP3 player, rear park assist, cruise control, and electronic parking brake. Inside the XK, everything is roomier. Everything inside is new, from the new shifter with a Sport slot to the new dashboard and instrument layout, to the standard touch-screen navigation system.

The XK was built up from the idea of a 2+2 roadster. The coupe came after the more complex disappearing hard top design, also as a 2+2. All the controls and switches make sense, especially if you’re used to Jaguars. Things work pretty much the same way as the previous XK8 and XKR.

None of the other coupes and roadsters in this small luxury sports car class are exactly known for cargo space, and the XK doesn’t move the excel here, either, with 10.6 cubic feet in the coupe, 10.0 cubic feet in the convertible with the top up, and only 7 cubic feet with the top stowed.


The Jaguar XK has been completely overhauled for 2007. The automaker dubs the redesigned, 2+2 sports car the most technically advanced Jaguar production car ever built. The original XK debuted in 1996.

The lightweight, aluminum XK is a high-performance sports car that retains the luxury of the Jaguar brand. A convertible version with a fabric roof is also offered. The 2007 XK hit U.S. dealerships in spring 2006, and a new high-performance XKR arrives in January 2007.

Safety features include front and side air bags, ABS with EBD, traction control, dynamic stability control with a track feature, and electronic rollover mitigation. For more research, read a ‘first look’ Jaguar XK overview by Motor Trend.

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