The aluminum-bodied XJ is Jaguar's premium sedan. A 4.2L V-8 and 6-speed automatic assure excellent performance. The luxurious interior has generous amounts of Burl Walnut veneer and leather seats. The XJ8L stretched wheelbase model provides additional rear legroom. The Vanden Plas (based on the XJ8L chassis) offers power rear seats, even more wood trim, and exotic lamb's wool carpets. Performance enthusiasts will prefer the sporty XJR with its supercharged V-8, firmer suspension, 19-inch wheels with Brembo® brakes, and an aggressive mesh grille. The Super V8 model takes the supercharged 4.2L engine, mates it to the long wheelbase chassis, adds DVD Navigation, and a rear entertainment system with dual TV monitors.
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||Original MSRP
|XJ8 ||4.2l V8 (300-bhp) ||A6 ||RWD ||$65,700|
|XJ8L ||4.2l V8 (300-bhp) ||A6 ||RWD ||$69,200|
|XJ Vanden Plas ||4.2l V8 (300-bhp) ||A6 ||RWD ||$76,075|
|XJR ||4.2l V8 S (400-bhp) ||A6 ||RWD ||$83,575|
|XJ Super V8 ||4.2l V8 S (400-bhp) ||A6 ||RWD ||$94,075|
|XJ Super V8 Portfolio ||4.2l V8 S (400-bhp) ||A6 ||RWD ||$104,225|