The 2011 Jaguar XJ is the British car manufacturer's flagship car and is loaded with luxury and is the most technologically advanced XJ to date. The current model's design, which was introduced for the 2010 model year, is a departure from the previous generations of XJ cars that have been around for decades. The new design is aimed to bring a younger audience to the brand.
The new design seems to have worked as the car has been getting many rave reviews from car websites and magazines; the design is very unique and can't be mistaken for another car. The interior design is very contemporary with a very user friendly layout and ease of use in mind. The entire interior is covered by leather including the seats, the dashboard, the center console and even the door panels. Because of all this soft material and extra sound dampening materials, the Jag's interior is extremely quiet and luxurious. The car comes with a 600 watt Bowers & Wilkins sound system and can hold up to 10 gigabytes of music on the hard-drive. The sound system is controlled through an eight inch touch screen LCD display which also controls the climate and the message seats. The same screen also acts as the navigation screen and can be used as a screen to watch movies (currently only available in the European models) and displays images from the rear view camera when in reverse gear.
On the exterior the Jaguar XJ has a very sleek and sporty look to it; the rear window is sloped like a sports car. It makes the car look good but it makes it very difficult to look out the back window when reversing, the reverse camera and parking sensors come in very handy.
The standard version of the 2011 Jaguar XJ comes with a 5.0 liter V8 engine that produces 385 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm and is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted by paddles located on the steering wheel. The car can reach 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and is electronically limited to a top speed of 121 miles per hour. There is also a supercharged version of this car available which increased horsepower to 470 and 424 pound-feet of torque, making the 0 - 60 run in 4.9 seconds. The third and most powerful version is called the Supersport which ups the power to 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque.
The standard Jaguar XJ starts at a price of $72,700 and gets an EPA estimated fuel mileage of 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 on the highway. The supercharged version starts at a price of $87,700 and gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 on the highway. The Jaguar XJ Supersport starts at $113,200 and gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 on the highway.