2014 Jaguar XK Convertible – Specifications, Pictures, Prices

5 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2014 Jaguar XK Convertible – Specifications, Pictures, Prices

Jaguar XK

2014 Jaguar XK Convertible

The motor pairs with a Jaguar Sequential Shift six-speed automatic transmission, which incorporates steering wheel-mounted paddles for manual gear changes. On downshifts, the system even creates a throttle blip to shorten over-run shifts. Fuel economy is rated at 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

The XK#039;s roof is a power-latching, self-stowing system with three layers including Thinsulate insulation and a Rakona headliner. When the top is down, an aluminum tonneau cover conceals the canvas roof. While many convertibles are only offered with a black roof, the the XK can be ordered with gray, burgundy, green or dark beige canvas.

Thanks to the XK#039;s Lightweight Vehicle Technology architecture, the convertible did not need the traditional extra stiffening panels seen on many other convertibles — meaning there is no added weight and no penalty in stiffness. The XK convertible is actually 19 percent lighter than the previous-generation XK drop-top.

Inside, the XK features a simple but elegant cabin design along with the highest quality leather and wood (aluminum trim is optional) and all of the entertainment and convenience devices one could wish for in a luxury convertible.

Standard and Optional Features

Previously available only as a single, fully-loaded model, the XK can now be spec#039;d in entry-level Touring trim level as well.

The XK Touring Convertible comes standard with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 525-watt AM/FM/CD Bowers Wilkins sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, a rear parking camera and 19-inch wheels.

Stepping up to the XK Convertible adds a navigation system with a seven-inch LCD touch screen, 20-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats.

Jaguar XK

Occupant Safety

Although they are not a legal requirement, the Convertible features a Roll-over Protection Device consisting of two aluminum hoops that are automatically deployed if the car#039;s sensors detect the onset of a roll-over accident. The system is deployed by an advanced solid-state gyro sensor system. It#039;s designed to deploy through the rear window even if the roof is up.

Other safety items include dual front and side airbags, traction and stability control systems and electronic brake-force distribution.

Key Competitors

The XK convertible competes for the hearts and wallets of drop-top enthusiasts against the BMW 640i Convertible. the Mercedes-Benz SL550 and the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet .

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