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.
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.
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.