Jaguar XJ Ultimate

A rear business table, machined from solid aluminium with piano black trim, powers into position at the touch of a button. A pair of bespoke champagne flutes resides in a dedicated storage area beneath the powered table. A champagne chiller between the rear seats cools the bottle to the perfect temperature and automatically presents it when the cabinet is opened. Each rear-seat passenger is provided with an iPad and keyboard, housed and charged in dedicated leather-trimmed docks in the rear of the front seats. A 15-channel, 20-speaker surround sound system from Meridian takes care of the audiophile’s needs. Rear-seat entertainment package includes twin headrest-mounted screens and wireless headphones. Exclusive interior finishes including Herringbone veneer, machined aluminium and bespoke LED lighting. Revised suspension to optimise rear ride compliance.

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While the first 20 XJ Ultimate models will be finished in Celestial Black, customers can choose to have their car colour-matched to any shade of their choice. Discreet external detailing and badging differentiates the Ultimate from other XJ variants. Unique 20-inch ‘Maroa’ forged alloy wheels feature both technical grey and highly polished finishes. The XJ Ultimate is the first Jaguar to be announced that will be available with a new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine (340PS). The XJ Ultimate can also be specified with Jaguar’s existing 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine, and its 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel. All powertrains drive through eight-speed transmissions.

New Powertrains to be added to the existing lineup

Jaguar is introducing two additional forced-induction petrol engines to its range for 2013; the new 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged Petrol, which makes its debut in the XJ Ultimate and the four-cylinder 2.0-litre I4 Turbocharged Petrol. Their introduction will enhance customer choice in key global markets, like China.

The 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged Petrol (3.0 V6 S/C) draws on key technology used in Jaguar’s award-winning 5.0-litre V8, and has significantly higher specific performance than the naturally-aspirated version of that engine. The 3.0 V6 S/C will be available in two states of tune: 380PS/460Nm and 340PS/450Nm. The 3.0 V6 S/C will be available with Jaguar’s Intelligent Stop-Start system.

In 380PS form, the 3.0 V6 S/C produces almost 127PS per litre – the highest specific output of any Jaguar engine. The 3.0 V6 S/C 380 will only be available in Jaguar’s forthcoming new sports car, the F-TYPE, the 340PS version will also be offered in XF and XJ models.

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The 2.0-litre I4 Ti 240 produces 240PS and 340Nm, offering greater performance than Jaguar’s existing naturally-aspirated AJ-V6 engine, but with four-cylinder economy. The 2.0-litre I4 Ti 240 will replace the 3.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol AJ-V6 in XF and XJ saloons. Both engines deliver their power through smooth shifting eight-speed automatic transmissions.


The 3.0-litre V6 S/C will also be available in 380PS form exclusively in the forthcoming F-TYPE sports car which was recently announced in New York. Shown in Beijing was the C-X16, the concept which led to the acceleration of the F-TYPE programme. The F-TYPE will join Jaguar’s existing range of cars – the XF saloon and Sportbrake, XJ saloon and XK coupe/convertible. Full F-TYPE technical and range details will be announced later in 2012. It will go on sale in mid 2013.

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