2015 Jaguar XJ 3.0 V6 Diesel Autobiography LWB review
Source : 2015 Jaguar XJ 3.0 V6 Diesel Autobiography LWB review
Flagship Jaguar gets a much-needed media upgrade as well as also also cosmetic tweaks to boost its appeal, although a few issues detract through the experience in which’s an updated product of Jaguar’s long-standing XJ, the revisions to which are aimed at maintaining the luxury saloon’s appeal alongside newer rivals.This particular generation of luxury four-door XJ, codenamed X351, was first launched in 2009. Since then in which’s only been lightly revised, receiving minor cosmetic as well as also also technical tweaks in 2014, as well as also also in which has left in which languishing behind more modern alternatives.After all, 2013 marked the launch of the all-brand-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi revealed its heavily revamped A8 in 2014, as well as also also brand-new competition arrives This particular year within the form of the sixth-gen BMW 7 Series. Then you’ve the likes of the continually evolving as well as also also advanced Tesla product S, providing a desirable electric luxury alternative to the mainstream internal combustion-engined products.So in order to keep the XJ in contention, Jaguar has carried out a range of upgrades. Externally, the design has been refreshed having a larger, more upright grille, LED headlights as well as also also brand-new daytime running lights.Inside, key upgrades include a brand-new as well as also also reputedly far better ‘InControl Touch Pro’ media system, while the 12.3in driver’s display can currently show full-screen navigation, just like Audi’s Virtual Cockpit. A range of brand-new safety features will be also fitted, including adaptive cruise control with queue assist as well as also also a 360deg camera system.One various other prominent technical revision will be the adoption of electric power steering assistance, in order to improve efficiency as well as also also enable more advanced safety systems. in which’s only claimed to reduce fuel consumption by up to three percent compared to the hydraulic rack, although every little counts these days.Jaguar says the system responds faster as well as also also delivers more feedback than the outgoing hydraulic rack, too. Bold claims, although we’ve been impressed with the same set-up within the F-Type as well as also also XE.Jaguar has also boosted the output of its 3.0-litre V6 diesel. Previously the twin-turbocharged V6 produced 271bhp as well as also also 443lb ft. currently, thanks to upgraded injectors as well as also also more efficient turbochargers, in which outputs 296bhp as well as also also 516lb ft – hikes of 25bhp as well as also also 73lb ft.The 0-60mph time has dropped through 6.0sec to 5.9sec as a result. Emissions have also fallen, through 159g/km of CO2 to 149g/km, while fuel economy improves through 44.8mpg to 48.0mpg.This particular long-wheelbase Autobiography product of the XJ comes with plenty of kit as standard, including quad-zone climate, heated as well as also also cooled seats all round, a 1300W Meridian sound system, sat-nav, DAB, digital TV as well as also also massaging rear seats.
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