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.