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The stiff aluminum structure that keeps weight down also allows excellent handling and ride quality; it employs coil springs in front for precision and air springs in back for leveling. Steering is quick and precise, on the light side for some people and ideal for those who enjoy minimal effort cruising. As the big cats scoots down the road with relative agility it does so with little road or tire noise, lots of grip and no feeling that electronics have taken over the driving controls.
An XJL runs from about $80,000 and includes heated and cooled seats, four zone climate control, panorama moonroof, touch screen/voice recognition navigation with predictive camera, dual pane glass, heated tilt/telescope steering wheel (wood and Nike Air Force 1 Silver And Black leather at no charge), blind spot monitors, keyless entry/run, bi Xenon headlamps; add $2,300 for the Bowers Wilkins concert hall. With similar features Audi's all wheel drive A8L will be around $90,000, a BMW 750Li near $94,000, a Mercedes Benz S550 $98,000 and Porsche's Panamera S around $100,000. Lexus' LS460L is less expensive and less evocative, while stunners like Maserati's Quattroporte and Aston Martin's Rapide are $120,000 and $200,000 respectively.
Status quo was dismissed for the cabin too; it uses many traditional materials in a modern interpretation of Jaguar luxury. Piped, perforated leather is offered in eight color combinations on the base model alongside three woods or carbon fiber trim. Vent nacelles rise form the dash like Chunnel entrances, or recent Ferraris, and the glove box opens at a finger touch. Planks of wood on the doors curl forward in a big semicircle to meet an intaglio at the center below the windshield, the dash sunk below it like the anchor step on a picnic boat bow. Stainless steel door sills open to floor mats trimmed in contrast edges, the carpeting covers the lower pillars meets the suede headliner at belt height. Virtually every car has plastic parts in it, this one included, but every component here looks and feels finished to yacht standards.
Instruments beyond the deep dish steering wheel and navigation are TFT screens. Images of traditional gauges are just that, brighter where the needle end and scale meet; they all turn Nike Air Force 1 Womens Black And White
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Jaguar has always answered to the beat of a slightly different drum, building sedans sportier than other British motoring aristocracies and warmer and more luxurious than the continentals. The 2011 XJ underwent the biggest change for the flagship model in 40 years but it's still sportier than royal English brands and more inviting and stylish than those across the channel.
heated and ventilated seat, and massage and memory 20 way power up front. Aided no doubt by the low floating dash and expanses of glass it's an airy, spacious cabin, filled by a 600 watt 14 speaker sound system or an optional Bowers Wilkins 20 speaker, 15 channel, 1.2 kilowatt system that betters many twice or thrice the price. Trunk space is midclass, the area finished like a Range Rover.
Some might argue the front mimics the XF too much but an XF is a good starting point and the XJ has a look unique in the class. Any view that encompasses the rear half will show this isn't merely a scaled up XF, the roofline flowing directly into an abbreviated trunk lid, the side windows stretched near a point, vertical cascading taillights emphasizing the high haunches and the swell around the rear tires adds a third dimension to the curves. Chrome is prominent in Jaguars past and here too, though none of it runs the entire length of the car, while the majority of exterior lighting is LED, all following the styling lines. To meet lighting requirements without carving up the sexy sheetmetal the rear side marker lights are three red LEDs in a clear bump, like a frog eye, on top of the tail lamp. Near universally praised as one of the most gorgeous sedans on the rod, the black roof pillars (hard to see on dark paints pictured) remain a controversial element.
red in dynamic mode and the tachometer disappears when a control menu pops up, but there are no customer configurable gauge options. There are some hard key controls but most operations are done via the touch screen, which does not match competitors for speed.
an abundance of chrome for details others usually employ plastic even the headrest post flanges, and the speaker grilles are genuine metal. The chrome combines with piano black trim for controls that gleam like cufflinks; they also make for abundant reflections to deal with, especially with the roof or shades open.
A 5 liter V 8 engine of 385 horsepower and 380 lb ft of torque is standard, linked to a six speed automatic. That's similar power to Audi A8 and Lexus LS460 with eight speed automatics, but the Jag is hundreds of pounds lighter than most competitors and gets power down well to 60 mph in five seconds flat. Should that be inadequate, the supercharged versions dish out 470 or 510 hp, and all of them make a reassuring cruising hum like the underwater exhaust on that picnic boat.
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