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Jaguar XJ (2003 - 2009)

Last updated 12 April 2018


Model Timeline

February 2003

Aluminium bodied XJ range, kicks off with a 240bhp V6 XJ6. Relatively light 1,630kg and gets to 60 in 7.3 seconds. XJR has 400bhp and 408 lb ft torque. Also 262bhp 3.5 litre V8 and 4.2 V8. All engines mated to same six-speed ZF automatic transmission with J gate manual override.

Safety features include ABS with Brake Assist, traction control, Dynamic Stability Control, and Adaptive Cruise Control which senses when the car is getting too close to the car in front and either emits an audible warning or applies the brakes. Passive safety by Jaguar’s Advanced Restraint Technology System which senses the severity of a crash and deploys seatbelt pretensioners and airbags accordingly.

16' 8" long x 6' 11' wide. (5090mm x 2,108mm.)

Prices and insurance groups:- 3.0 V6 £39,000 15E; 3.0 Sport £42,250 16E; 3.0 SE £42,250 16E; 3.5 SE £48,000 17E; 4.2 SE £51,500 18E; XJR £58,500 19E; Super V8 £68,500 19E.

12-04-2004: Long wheelbase version, 125mm longer and with 999mm (39") rear legroom launched April 2004 for sale in UK from Autumn 2004.

11-05-2005: 207PS 2.7 V6 Twin Turbo diesel from Summer 2005, priced from £43,995. 0 to 60mph in 7.8 seconds. Flat curve 435Nm Torque. 35mpg combined and low 214 g/km CO2 emissions, result in best-in-class 29% BIK tax category.

6-3-2007: 2008 facelift launched Geneva Show.

3-12-2008: Range rationalised for 2009: more versions of 2.7 TDV6, 4.2 V8 dropped, Supercharged 4.2 V8 retained. renamed 'Super V8'. 2.7TDV6 had combined fuel economy of 35.0mpg and CO2 emissions of only 209g/km – an improved figure for 2009

XJ Executive 2.7-litre Diesel – priced at £44,599 and included satellite navigation as standard as well as front and rear parking aids, Bi-xenon headlamps with headlamp washers, bright mesh lower grille and side vents and Jaguar tread plates.

XJ Sovereign 2.7-litre Diesel – priced at £50,472 and featured 20" Takoba wheels as standard along with 16/16 soft grain leather heated and cooled seats with embossed front headrests and a leatherette instrument panel and grab handles, plus Jaguar tread plates and front and rear lambs wool rug set.

Sovereign adds to the Executive specification with DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radio, metallic paint, power fold mirrors, heated rear seats, premium sound system with six CD changer and Jaguar Voice.

Sport Premium specification no longer available in the XJ. XJ Super V8 4.2-litre Petrol – priced at £57,760 and featured the 4.2-litre supercharged engine previously found in the XJR plus a luxurious interior with chrome side vents and Rich Oak veneer as standard. Other standard features offered with the Super V8 option include Jaguar's high performance braking system with black painted callipers and a Super V8 badge. The long wheelbase version could be ordered for each engine derivative for an extra cost of £1,712.

April 2012

BILSTEIN, the German suspension manufacturer has announced that it will make its OEM-quality air suspension modules available to the independent aftermarket with immediate effect. The latest application is a direct replacement for all X350 models of the Jaguar XJ, offering owners with failed units the chance to replace them at substantially less than main dealer prices.

The dampers are produced at BILSTEIN’s Ennepetal plant in Germany. Fully TUV certified and complete with 12 months warranty, the units retail at £650 + VAT each.

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