Review and characteristics of the Jaguar XJ50 2019: appearance, interior, technical content, equipment, price.
The content of the article:
- Price and equipment
The flagship Jaguar XJ sedan with the in-plant index X351 was first shown back in 2009, and 6 years later the company’s management presented its restyled version. During the renovation, the car acquired a “refreshed” appearance, an expanded list of equipment, and, of course, modernized power plants, which were adjusted to the strict environmental standards of Euro-6.
In 2018, for the 50th anniversary of the model, Jaguar introduced a special version, which received the prefix “50” in the name. It is about this version of the flagship sedan that we propose to talk about in today’s review.
Externally, the Jaguar XJ50 makes a lasting impression with its bold, elegant, and at the same time dynamic forms.
The front part of the body sports menacingly squinted head optics with LED daytime running lights, a branded false radiator grille with the Jaguar logo in the center, and a neat front bumper with three sections of air intakes, two of which received decorative chrome elements.
The profile of the car is not so much as an executive sedan, but rather like a dynamic 4-door coupe: an elongated bonnet, a domed roofline, elegant splashes on the sidewalls, and large 20-diameter rims.
The refined feed is represented by unusual J-shaped sidelights, a powerful rear bumper, and a pair of oval exhaust pipes.
The external dimensions of the special version are exactly the same as those of the “civilian” XJ sedan:
Length, mm 5130 (5255)
Width, mm 1899
Height, mm 1460
The length of the wheelbase, mm 3032 (3157)
Unfortunately, the manufacturer did not consider it necessary to report the height of the ground clearance, but it is clear that the car was not designed to conquer off-road conditions.
Customers can choose from a wide base of body colors, which has long been one of the “chips” of Jaguar cars.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Salon
The interior of the Jaguar XJ50 impresses with its nobility and aristocracy, which favorably distinguishes the model from its German classmates. The quality of materials, assembly, and ergonomics are traditionally high.
In front of the driver is a bright and easy-to-read virtual instrument panel, as well as a branded three-spoke steering wheel with an ideal cross-section. In the upper part of the central panel, there is a pair of “turbines” of air ducts, between which a stylish analog clock nestles. Below is the 8-inch touchscreen monitor of the information and media center, and even lower is the block of auxiliary buttons and the control unit for climate control.
The standard car has a five-seater version. The front seats have an excellent profile, a lot of electrical adjustments, and other benefits of our time.
There is a wide tunnel between the seats, on which the manufacturer has placed an armrest, a pair of hidden cup holders, and a spectacular automatic transmission washer.
The rear sofa easily accommodates three adult passengers, and if we talk about the elongated version, then there is enough space for riders to easily cross their legs. Optionally, instead of a three-seater sofa, two free-standing armchairs can be installed in the back.
The luggage compartment volume is 520 liters, while the backrests of the rear sofa do not fold. In the underground luggage compartment, there was a place for a spare tire and a battery. From the usual Jaguar XJ, the XJ50 version differs only in the diamond-shaped trim of the seats and headrests with an embossed brand logo.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Specifications
One of two engines can be installed under the hood of the special version of the Jaguar XJ50:
- 3-liter 6-cylinder petrol engine with 340 hp supercharger. from. and 450 Nm of peak torque, which is available at 6500 and 3500-5000 rpm. With this engine, it takes 6.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h, and the top speed easily reaches 250 km / h. The declared fuel consumption is about 10.5 liters for every 100 km of the distance traveled.
- 3-liter diesel V6, generating 300 “horses” and 700 Nm of torque, which are available at 4000 and 2000 rpm, respectively. With a diesel installation, acceleration from 0 to 100 requires 6.2 seconds, and the maximum speed is still the same 250 km / h. But the mixed fuel consumption pleases – only 7 l / 100 km.
The car is equipped with a proprietary all-wheel drive transmission, which is implemented according to the following scheme – the front axle is put into operation through an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. Depending on the activated mode of operation, 50 to 100% of the torque can be transmitted to the front axle.
Like its regular version, the Jaguar XJ50 is based on the improved bogie model of the previous generation. The sedan’s chassis is represented by a two-link and a multi-link front and rear, respectively. Also already in the base of the car are adaptive shock absorbers and pneumatic supports. The steering is rack and pinion type, and the braking system is represented by ventilated disc brakes on both axles.
Price and equipment of the Jaguar XJ50 2019
On the market, the price of the Jaguar XJ50 starts at 74.2 thousand pounds. For this money, the buyer is entitled to:
- electric parking brake;
- JaguarDrive Control and ASPC system;
- LED head and rear optics;
- LED daytime running lights;
- emergency slowdown assistant;
- tire pressure monitoring sensors;
- Rear View Camera;
- premium acoustics;
- 12.3 “dashboard;
- adaptive cruise;
- high beam automatic switching system;
- leather interior trim;
- 20-inch rollers;
- multifunction steering wheel;
- extended package of security systems;
- ventilated disc brakes;
- automatic gearbox;
- analog clock;
- heated steering wheel and seats;
- Isofix fasteners and much more.
The Jaguar XJ50 is a striking, charismatic, and dynamic car that stands out against the background of classic German premium sedans. In addition, the car has a first-class and roomy interior, powerful technical stuffing, and responsive steering that can give you real driving pleasure.