2007 Jaguar XJ | new car review

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 by

With a new armoured long wheelbase version announced in 2006 and mid-life revisions in 2005 you can expect that the 2007 versions of Jaguar’s flagship premium sedan will not differ vastly from the 2006 model. Features include luxury interior appointments, every driver assistance you can imagine and a range of engines that will cater to most executive tastes.

Depending on specification and customer preference, there is a choice of four optional rear-seat configurations, including fixed or power-adjustable bench layouts and individual powered and heated rear seats separated by a centre console with additional storage space.

Burr walnut-finished business trays that fold down from the front seat-backs – which are big enough to hold a notebook computer – maximise comfort and convenience for passengers who need to work in the car. There is also the facility to incorporate 6.5-inch display screens in the head restraints of the front seats, with rear-seat multi-media options including iPod, MP3 player and DVD connectivity. Communication possibilities include a telephone conference call facility for front and rear passengers.

The XJ range offers a choice of powerful, refined and efficient V8 petrol engines, ranging from the naturally aspirated 3.5- and 4.2-litre V8s and the range-topping 400bhp supercharged 4.2-litre V8. All are matched to Jaguar‘s advanced ZF six-speed automatic transmission.

The XJ saloon‘s elegant lines are enhanced in the long wheelbase variant by the increased length – the subtle increase in roof height ensures that the visual profile remains pure XJ. A range of new front grilles, plus the adoption of bigger, 18-inch diameter alloy wheels as standard (with 19 – and 20-inch options) confirm the luxurious, dynamic, distinctively Jaguar character.

The XJ truly epitomises Jaguar’s heritage and is a modern classic, comparable to its German competition in terms of classiness and luxury.

Body TypeSedan
Price (in AED)260,000-390,000
Engine Size (litre)3.03.54.24.2
Power (bhp)240262300400
Torque (Nm)253345420553
Transmission6A6A6A6A

Also look at: BMW 7-series, Audi A8, Mercedes S-Class

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