Jaguar XK (2007)

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Jaguar XK

Jaguar is proud to a new era in its sports car lineage – the XK. Like all great Jaguar cars, the focus of the all-new XK is on the future, while acknowledging the rich history. It heralds a new era for in terms of both design and and it is the most technically advanced ever built.

The all-new XK the Jaguar tradition of beautiful, ground-breaking sports cars, but its stunning looks, it bristles practical, intuitive, modern clearly focussed on enhancing the experience. It delivers significant in performance, dynamics, safety, and interior design and equipment, and quality. When it is launched in 2006, this first of the generation of Jaguars will the sporting flagship of the Jaguar

By starting with a blank Jaguar was able to make use of the aerospace technologies alongside traditional Jaguar skills to a luxurious, powerful, highly sports car. A major key to the XK’s character is Jaguar’s aluminium monocoque body introduced with the latest XJ

With this unique construction method, the all-new bodyshell is 31 percent stiffer the previous XK’s and significantly a 10 percent improvement in power to ratio. The all-new XK is up to 90 percent and 180kg lighter than key with a kerb weight of 1595kg.

2007 Jaguar XK

In the of Jaguar’s Chief Engineer Cross, in charge of the all-new vehicle dynamics, What the has looked to engineer is a sports car true all-round ability. means it must be fast, agile, and truly exciting to It has to go quickly, stop quickly, and do in between in the way a Jaguar should.

Yet also a rational choice the all-new XK will deliver a of superb driving dynamics and that is the epitome of sophisticated luxury.

ALL-NEW JAGUAR XK AT A

+ All-new Jaguar XK 2+2 sports car

+ of a new generation of beautiful, fast

+ The most technically and technologically Jaguar ever

+ Succeeds the XK range introduced in 1996

+ construction forms a lightweight, stiff, strong car

+ All-new XK than its predecessor and key rivals, at kerb weight

+ Delivers a of superb performance, driving and Jaguar sophistication

+ Intuitive and driver-focussed technologies – as keyless entry, push start and active lighting enhance driver enjoyment

+ elegant sports car cabin Jaguar craftsmanship, luxury and

+ Launched with latest naturally aspirated 4.2-litre AJ-V8 engine, developing (224kW) SAE / 298PS (219kW) EEC

+ New Sequential Shift 6-speed transmission system incorporates wheel-mounted paddles for manual changes

+ Reaches 60mph standstill in 5.9 seconds and completes mile sprint in 14.4 – less than a second off the pace of the previous supercharged model*

+ Top speed of (electronically limited)

+ On sale early 2006, with announced at the beginning of the year.

+ model will also be – details will be later this year

provisional test figures

You only have to look at the XK to know that this car is a leap forwards. The handsome, looks are clearly a continuation of the of the Advanced Lightweight Coupe first unveiled at the Detroit Show in January 2005.

The use of lines and clean surfaces was in defining the all-new XK’s sporting character. In Jaguar director Ian Callum’s words, The values of Jaguar design do not – not even since Sir Lyons created the first all those years ago. The design team worked those values as we looked to a car with clean lines, a stance and exquisite proportions.

We took influences from our and evolved them to produce a car is beautiful, visually fast yet modern; just as Sir William’s own were in their day.

In one the all-new XK arguably has more in with earlier cars the original XKs and the C, D and E-types than it with the most recent XK, and is the way in which the shape wraps tightly around the mechanical The way the well-toned skin stretches over the structure is timelessly sophisticated, and easy on the eye.

The XK is visibly more assertive and than the model it replaces a future classic in its own right. In Jaguar tradition the all-new XK is elegant and understated. It has classic, coupe proportions, with a bonnet, steeply raked and rear window, arch-filling and minimal overhangs.

The front-wing vents are a new Jaguar styling the distinctive oval grille prominent bonnet power-bulge and rear liftback door all the E-type; while details the sweeping front and rear shapes and powerful stance Jaguar sports car design in the 21st century.

Inside as outside – the all-new XK clean, simple, modern It uses traditional craftsmanship and luxury materials like stitched leather, contrasting a choice of more high-tech surfaces including metallic The layout is driver-focussed and sporting, excellent ergonomics and body-hugging set low against the high waistline to a strong ‘cockpit’ feel.

a longer wheelbase, wider and taller roofline, the 2+2 layout has interior space than the XK it replaces. Indeed this coupe leads its class in of front legroom and shoulder and boasts a 20mm increase in headroom over the previous XK coupe.

Inside the cabin the instrument cluster houses two round dials either of an advanced high-resolution colour based on thin-film transistor This display is split several zones showing information such as gear cruise control information, low pressure warnings and satellite instructions, depending on market. A mounted 7-inch touch-screen intuitive selection of climate, navigation and telephone settings.

Amongst the user-friendly advanced in the all-new XK is the Jaguar Smart Key which provides keyless with a push-button starter, and optional keyless entry by carrying the Jaguar Smart Key in pocket or bag.

LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY

While the first impression of the all-new XK is delivered by its its real essence is in what under the skin. The most engineering feature in the all-new XK is its use of Lightweight Vehicle Technology, the architecture that was introduced the latest generation XJ saloon.

It is in the industry as a complete aluminium body structure, as distinct an aluminium spaceframe with aluminium exterior panels. from aircraft industry where strength and light are critical, Jaguar’s manufacturing produces a massively strong but light structure that is riveted and epoxy-bonded.

The new XK takes the Vehicle concept a step with extended use of aluminium and extrusions as well as pressed panels. Its remarkable strength and weight come from the way the bodyshell is constructed and the use of new jointing developed by Jaguar and its suppliers.

The rear liftback door is light and simple to operate. It on two hinges ensuring the edge of the moves away from the head as the lid is raised. It also excellent rear visibility rare in the sports coupe

Beyond the exceptional body and built-in deformation zones, the XK is also available with a of other safety solutions for pedestrians as well as car occupants. include the shape and construction of the and bonnet, plus a completely new the pedestrian deployable bonnet. is deployed upwards away its rear edge, in milliseconds, in the of a pedestrian impact.

This forms a safety between the bonnet and the engine and under-bonnet hard areas to significantly the potential for injuries.

lower weight and higher Lightweight Vehicle Technology is the point for improved performance, refinement, economy, emissions and driving dynamics. Russ Chief Programme Engineer, Range, explains how a ‘no mentality was applied when it to engineering the ultimate grand

As a team we worked from day one to that the all-new XK delivered on target set for the vehicle. In the case of the monocoque body structure, it great advantages in terms of and strength and we were determined to those benefits to produce a car with a blend of stunning dynamics and outstanding comfort.

Jaguar XK

launch the all-new XK will be by Jaguar’s renowned naturally 4.2-litre V8 engine which 300bhp SAE (298 PS EEC). compact, lightweight engine is on that fitted to the latest XJ saloon and has undergone significant compared with the engine in the previous XK, including new fuel-injection The latest 4.2-litre engine Euro 4 emissions requirements as as stringent US emissions regulations.

The V8 develops maximum torque of 303 lb ft EEC at 4,100rpm. Again, the spread of is an important ingredient in the XK’s sporty character, and this delivers more than 85% of all the way from 2,000 to 6,000rpm. Yet it offers fine fuel and low emissions figures, with a in CO2 emissions of 6 percent.*

The naturally 4.2-litre V8 XK coupe has an electronically maximum speed of 155mph and a time of 5.9 seconds, plus throttle response and broad for punchy performance across the With the all-new XK’s savings, the new naturally aspirated standing quarter-mile time of seconds is less than a second off the pace of the previous 4.2 XKR.*

For the first time in a Jaguar, will be able to use steering paddles to change gear the new Jaguar Sequential Shift In either Drive or Sport modes, very fast shifts are achieved by combining the use of paddles with an automatic of the throttle from the drive-by-wire management system during Thanks to this positive enhancement control, the shifts are and more responsive than regardless of the mode the driver has

The XK’s six-speed transmission a new generation of automatic gearshift for replacing the familiar ‘J’ with the new Jaguar Sequential system with Park, Neutral, Drive and Sport The fully automatic Drive adapts to individual driving while a Sport Auto can also be selected. This an even more responsive automatic shift strategy, utilising the automatic blip of the to maintain ultra-smooth gear

*Manufacturer provisional test

The all-new XK has a completely new, braking system, tested over many hundreds of at the gruelling Nürburgring test in Germany, where Jaguar has a research facility. The result is braking power and more feedback to the enthusiastic driver.

ventilated discs contribute to pedal feel, optimum distances and resist fade extended hard use. The system also includes ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution, Hydraulic Brake to increase brake pressure an emergency stop, and Jaguar’s Park Brake function.

conventional digital ABS systems on many cars, the all-new ABS system can vary the brake at each wheel using valves in the hydraulic control This gives more to the hydraulic pressure control and drivers to benefit from steering input during braking.

The all-new XK’s 2 steering is adapted for a sports car the XJ saloon, to give easy manoeuvring with optimum feedback under all conditions.

Beyond the exceptional new pedestrian safety systems, the XK also a host of other safety These include the option of a Pressure Monitoring System and tyres, Jaguar’s Protec headrest system to protect whiplash injuries, Forward which uses the optional Cruise Control’s forward-facing to scan the road ahead 10 every second to warn of a collision, and the new switchable Dynamic Control with Traction System (Trac DSC).

A new front lighting system is offered as an option on the XK, enhancing the intelligent lighting that is on the car. This feature enhanced visibility in the dark higher speed cornering by the dipped beam lens on road speed and the angle at the steering wheel is turned.

any of the great Jaguar sports of the past fifty years and the all-new XK pushes the boundaries of motoring. It is the most technically Jaguar ever, and undoubtedly one of the beautiful. It is lighter, faster and equipped than the model it with substantial improvements in driving dynamics, braking, and economy.

Being a Jaguar, it the comfort, style and craftsmanship of a equipped grand tourer the driving dynamics of a true car. It captures the unique joy of that Jaguar drivers In the finest Jaguar tradition, it is a beautiful, fast car, the of advanced engineering and fine

It offers style, comfort and But it also keeps true to sports car motoring is about and that is the undiluted thrill of

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

CHASSIS

Riveted and bonded aluminium

Cylinders/valves per cylinder 8/4

Bore/… mm 86/90.3

Maximum power SAE bhp (kW) 300 (224) EEC PS (kW) 298 @ rpm 6000

Jaguar XK
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