2013 Jaguar XJ | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Jaguar XJ. 2013 Jaguar XJ is one brand new car from Jaguar that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Jaguar XJ.
Aimed at satisfying a champagne sipping workaholic that may not exist, Jaguar’s efforts on the XJ Ultimate were mostly carried out in the XJ’s rear compartment. The XJ’s rear bench seat has been yanked out, and in its place, automotive curators installed two individual seats. Each is heated and cooled, has a power recline function, and can deliver a cyborg massage to occupants. Between the rear seats, a center console stores a motorized pop up tray table made of machined aluminum, two bespoke champagne flutes, and a bottle sized cooler.
The rest of the XJ’s changes reflect little more than the car’s natural evolution over time. There are upgrades to the satellite navigation system to offer additional points of interest and it’s now happy to guide you in Arabic, should you so desire. There’s also a change in the brand responsible for the top end audio systems. Having made such a song and dance about Bowers and Wilkins, Jaguar has changed supplier. The top of the range, 825 watt, 20 speaker system is now the work of Meridian. It sounds terrific, although we’d never really questioned the quality of the old B&W system.
2013 Jaguar XJ Price :
Altogether, the new Jaguar XJ starts at $74,075 with the V-6 and rear wheel drive, or $77,575 with all wheel drive. Prices for most of the other models have risen slightly.
2013 Jaguar XJ Interior :
Features included in base XJ 3.0 models include dual zone automatic climate control (other XJs get a four zone system), heated front and rear seats, keyless entry and start, rain sensing wipers, approach illumination, a power adjustable steering column, and a power trunk lid. Several features, including heated and cooled active ventilation front and rear seats, and, a leather and wood heated steering wheel, are standard on some other XJ models but optional on the base 3.0. A radar based blind spot monitoring system is included in all XJ models, as is a backup camera.
We’re certain there will still be plenty of takers for the higher level XJs such as the 510 hp Supersport with its optional Speed Pack, or the hyper exclusive Ultimate and its over the top interior. But the six makes an unquestionably strong case for itself as the entry level car, and as the only engine option available with all wheel drive, it’s likely to get more than its share of takers, in Britain and over here with us Yanks.
2013 Jaguar XJ Exterior :
Mechanically, the only difference between an XJ Ultimate and lesser XJs is that the rear air suspension has been tuned for “optimized ride comfort.” So perhaps it’s a bit more forgiving, then. The exterior of the XJ Ultimate gets chrome finishing for the lower air intakes on the front fascia, and some “Ultimate” badging. Unique 20 inch aluminum wheels have been designed, with the inside of the spokes getting a darker finish than does the rest of the rim. Even though you see a white car in the image above, the XJ Ultimate will be imported to the U.S. in just one color: Black Amethyst. Ironically, Ultimate Black Metallic which is part of the standard palate for regular XJs is not available on this car.
For those keeping score, this means the lighter V6 is down 45 horses and 48 lb-ft compared to the 385 hp and 380 lb-ft of the V8. That’s not the major loss it might initially seem 0-60 for the short wheelbase model still happens in 5.7 seconds, says Jag, which is only .3 seconds slower than the big eight. We drove the XJ on the English countryside roads around Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire (about an hour west of London) and found the six cylinder to be pleasingly rapid and quite agreeable overall.
2013 Jaguar XJ Engine :
The base engine for the 2013 XJ lineup is a 340 horsepower, 3.0 liter supercharged V-6 that’s a completely new design, although based on Jag’s well regarded V-8. Available with the V-6 is a new, so called Intuitive All Wheel Drive system that’s performance oriented and rear biased under most driving, but it can send more power to the fronts to preemptively maintain traction. The system also includes a winter mode.
In addition to the new supercharged V-6, the XJ continues to offer V-8 engines through the rest of the lineup. XJ and XJL Supercharged models include a 470 horsepower, supercharged 5.0 liter V-8 engine, while Supersport and Ultimate models step up to a 510 hp version. One model, the XJL Portfolio, offers the 385 hp, 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V-8 that was standard through 2012.
The new V6 is effectively a cut down version of Jaguar’s familiar 5.0 liter V8. The loss of two cylinders has been accompanied by a reduction in capacity from 5,000cc to 2,995cc. To compensate for its reduced displacement, a twin vortex Roots type supercharger has been mounted in the “V” of the engine that features an electronically managed boost control, which Jaguar claims increases the operating efficiency by up to 20 percent.
In performance terms, the supercharged V6 still gives something away to the free breathing V8. Despite having the highest specific output (125 horsepower per liter) of any of Jaguar’s engines, its peak power of 335 hp at 6,500 rpm is still 45 hp down on the V8. The V6’s peak torque of 332 pound feet is available at 1,750 rpm, but comes up 48 lb-ft down compared to the V8.
+. 2013 Jaguar XJ V-6 Supercharged :
>. BASE PRICE : $74,075
>. VEHICLE LAYOUT : Front engine, RWD, 5 pass, 4 door sedan.
>. ENGINE : 3.0L/340 hp/332 lb-ft DOHC supercharged 32-valve V-6.
>. TRANSMISSION : 8 speed automatic.
>. CURB WEIGHT : 3950 lb (mfr. est).
>. WHEELBASE : 119.4 in.
>. LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT : 201.7 x 83.1 x 57.0 in.
>. 0-60 MPH : 5.7 sec (mfr. est).
>. EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON : 18/28 mpg.
>. ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CITY/HWY : 187/120 kW hrs/100 miles.
>. CO2 EMISSIONS : 0.90 lb/mile.
>. ON SALE IN U.S. : Now.