Jaguar descended on the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with two of its new models: the XJL Ultimate and the 3.0-liter XJ all-wheel drive. Built for chauffeuring the well-to-do about in style, the XJL Ultimate (above in black) packs a luxury-lined interior complete with reclining and massaging rear seats, a rear business table and a set of champagne flutes that store conveniently under a rear table. Of course, those vessels would be all but useless without a champagne chiller. Fortunately, Jaguar graced the rear cabin with just such an appliance between the rear seats. Both rear passengers get to enjoy an iPad and keyboard as well.

The 2013 XJ in red, meanwhile, showed off its all-new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and all-wheel-drive system. The blown six-cylinder delivers 335 horsepower to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the all-wheel drive can shuttle power to the front and rear tires in a split of up to 50:50. Jaguar says the addition of all-wheel drive hasn't sullied the driving dynamics of the XJ line (or the XF, where it also appears with the same engine), and we're hoping that's true. The drivetrain uses a stop/start system to keep fuel consumption low. Check out the live galleries above and below for a closer look at both machines.


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      tump
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just want that E-Type in the background.
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tump
        Me too, but for the record, that butter-yellow car in the background is an older D-type. The other older black car in the following photo is a C-type.
          tump
          • 2 Years Ago
          @FreeThinker
          You are correct - I couldn't identify it. Still, that only makes it better. :D
      Don G
      • 2 Years Ago
      You think they would have painted that goofy looking D pillar by now.
      SethG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would love to hear how the marketing people come up with names for trim levels. "Ultimate"? Are they selling these cars to 5th graders? It's funny how the luxury car makers have all been shying away from using actual words to name their models but they feel free rolling out ridiculous and hyperbolic adjectives for the trim levels.
        ZenDriver
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SethG
        Umm, they looked in a dictionary? Ultimate [uhl-tuh-mit]: "the last, maximum, best, greatest, or most extreme of its kind." A dictionary is your friend.
        tump
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SethG
        I like how Apple used to describe feature levels: Good, Better, Best
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