• Jun 29th 2007 at 4:26PM
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As goes the Jaguar XJ, so does its Daimler-badged luxo-cousin. The last Daimler Super Eight bowed in 2005, and was essentially a very loaded-up and luxury-oriented XJ sedan sporting a six-figure price tag. Now that the XJ has undergone an update, it makes sense that the Daimler Super Eight does as well. Power comes from the same 400 hp 4.2L supercharged V8 as before. The bodywork, like the XJ's, is made of aluminum, and the rest of the changes are in the details, like standard 19" wheels instead of 18-inchers (dubs are now an option, too), a freshened grille, and new front and rear bumpers. Backseat passengers still enjoy plenty of legroom and copious amounts of leather and wood. Rear-seat entertainment (DVD, MP3 compatibility, etc.) is also part of the deal, and occupants' shoes will have the privilege of soiling lambswool carpets embroidered with the Daimler "D" logo.

[Source: MotorAuthority]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      The names Daimler and Mercedes split in the early days of motoring, and Daimler became a British make. But this isn't important.

      What is is the very imitative and desperate attempt at an update. I mean, that vertical chromed air outlet thing. Yeuch! They're all trying this one and it just looks so crap.

      The poor old thing should be put out to grass.
        • 8 Years Ago
        It was/is Daimler Benz and British Daimler. British Daimler built the British version as per "rights" .Mercedes Benz was the marque for Daimler Benz. The Daimler is a marque in Britain.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Daimler is related to the big Jag like the Rolls used to be related to the Bentley when they were one company. Now that DCX is going back to being "Daimler," there will be confusion when using that term (you mean Mercedes product or Jaguar clone?). Although the Daimler is such an obscure ride that it isn't likely to happen often, it is another reason that the former DCX should be named Daimler Benz (or even Mercedes Benz).
        • 8 Years Ago
        Daimler AG (Formally DaimlerChrysler) should buy back the name Daimler from Jaguar and think about rebranding Maybach as Daimler-Maybach.

        At least then people will have some idea as to what the company represents- Two of the best car engineers ever and two name which help make the car as we know it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hate that front bumper and side vent. Why did they have to ruin such a classy car with that ricer look.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if Ford/Jaguar are using Eatons new superchargers?

      Maybe the new 500hp 5.0 will have it?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Big Jag, Daimler, or whatever, with a ridiculous vent thing (probably phony) on the trailing edge of the front fender can call itself whatever it wants, but "UGLY" should be one of the name choices.

      Nothing but a big, costly Ford. Why would anybody buy that thing?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I didn't realize Daimler was still a brand of car. So on that note bring back the SP-250!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "400 hp supercharged 4.2L supercharged V8"

      I see it was made in Daimler's Dept. of Redundancy Dept.
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