• Jan 22, 2010
2011 Jaguar XJ – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Jaguar XJ is is a near clean-sheet design for the 2011 model year with all-new sheet metal, interior bits and powertrains. All that change leads to a new price tag when the biggest cat hits UK dealerships this April, and the MSRP ranges wildly depending on what you're looking for. UK site Autocar reports that the XJ will range from £53,775 ($86,741 in U.S. funds, though that's not directly comparable) for the 3.0 diesel Luxury model to £90,455 ($145,638 U.S.) for the "base" 5.0 Supersport LWB. Those prices will climb based on the options chosen, and we're sure plenty of models will crest the £100,000 mark. The middling XJ 5.0 V8 Premium Luxury comes in at £64,355 ($103,579 U.S).

Jaguar will reportedly sell three different versions of the XJ, with powertrain options ranging from five versions of the 3.0-liter diesel model to four versions with the petrol-powered 5.0-liter V8 and finally two different supercharged 5.0-liter Supersport models. All models will reportedly be available with both standard and long wheelbases, with the longer Jags coming with a £3,000 price premium.

Keep in mind that UK pricing very often has very little to do with the XJ MSRP we're likely to see here in the U.S. due to the much higher value of the British Pound versus the U.S. dollar and the UK's wonky Value Added Tax. In other words, don't read much into the pricing unless you live on a very large island just north of mainland Europe. Head over to Autocar to see cross-pond pricing for all '11 XJ models.



[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      love the look on Lenos face........."Swchwing!"
      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=schwing
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think dumping Jaguar may be one of Ford's biggest mistakes.

      Jaguar is by far a better, more refined and internationally recognized luxury car than Lincoln will ever be.

      Ditto that if Ford loses Volvo as well, because obviously Volvo has a much better cachet and international presence than Mercury.
        • 4 Years Ago
        While I agree with you, I also know that Ford only cares about catering to blue-eyed, blonde hair waspy families back here in their home market. Lincoln works in the US and I don't think Ford is actively looking to extend it any further.

        Honestly, if you really think about it, Ford is the go-to car for American conservatids.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish Jaguar would develop a new small RWD X Type with this design theme. The Germans have controlled the premimum small car sector for too long. I see many 3 Series, C Classes and A4's on the road, Too many sometimes.

      Jaguar needs to start making them fight for sales this area. If it looked just as good as the XF or the XJ with a smaller 1.8 or 2.0 litre engine, They would sell a hell of a lot of them.

      Jaguar could do it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      On the Jaguar USA site, it looks like they already have US prices. Go to the "Build Your Jaguar" section.

      • 4 Years Ago
      the new XJ is a real class act, gorgeous in person to boot
      • 4 Years Ago
      amazing car....a def standout in the bland luxury field in regards to exterior style.

      interior is ok...don't know about the Camaro steering wheel.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, I was so confused when I looked at the photo gallery; my eyes didn't know which to focus on, the girl or the car?!

      Back on topic...the XJ is shaping up to be a real class act. I used to cringe whenever I saw a Jaguar. This is just my opinion, but previous generations looked so outdated and old when compared with their contemporary competitors. This, however, is like a beacon of sunlight showing through a storm as the clouds disperse. The Jaguar team have done a great job breathing fresh, new life into their flagship sedan that doesn't go over the top but breaks new ground. It might just be the photo manipulation, but the silvery sheet metal drawn over such an elegant profile...it's like liquid mercury. If the Silver Surfer was a businessman, I'd like to think this is what he would drive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Screw the car, I want the girl in the photos.
      Damn she is gorgeous.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And would you guess that she's 45! Smokin'

        The car's pretty damn fine too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's supermodel Elle McPherson.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The real supermodel in the photos is the Jaguar XJ
      • 4 Years Ago
      It just doesn't seem like a Jag to me. The interior is stylish, but it will date itself very quickly, and it's a bit busy and overwrought. The outside is nice, but if you combined the upper and lower grille and stuck four rings in the middle... well, you get the point. And "pass" on the Maybach rear end. The old XJ screamed "Jaguar," and the only reason people tipped their nose up to it was that the people driving them had spent so many decades tipping their noses up to everything else. I think that car with a slicker interior would have been a more fitting heir to the model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I so wish I didn't completely hate the back 1/3 of the car... I find everything else to be gorgeous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Extremely good looking car but as someone said already..................it doesn't look like a Jaguar.

      If I didn't know it was a Jaguar, I would have thought it was a Lexus, or at a stretch a Maserati
      • 4 Years Ago
      Easily the best-looking, distinctive and classy car in the full-size luxury class. After the dull 7-series and inflated A4-looking A8, finally a breath of fresh air in this class. Hard to believe it comes from the ultra-conservative-until-last-year Jag (with the arrival of the XF).
      Ian Callum should be sired right now; after saving AM he's doing the same with Jaguar.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Heh, heh, good point. Sometimes not being a native english speaker (or English, for that matter) plays these tricks on you. Nevertheless, Mr. Callum deserves, in my view, the 'Sir' in front of his name. It's been a while since a Brit made such significant contributions to this industry (Gordon Murray being the previous one in my book).
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Sired"? Quick line the women up :)
        Sir, I think you meant knighted.
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