2004 Jaguar XJR Sedan
2004 Jaguar XJR Sedan
In 2003, Jaguar introduced the re-engineered and newly designed third generation of the XJ, continuing with the XJ8 model designation. Designated internally as the X350, it has an all-aluminum body and chassis, a new V8 engine, as well as greater interior and luggage spaces. It was the first Jaguar XJ to be completely designed under Ford ownership and utilizes electronics and computer-controlled systems sourced through existing partner suppliers or directly produced by Ford. Air suspension was fitted at the front and rear, providing adaptive damping as well as rear self-leveling with computer-controlled ride height and suspension mode. Dynamic stability control as well as traction control were standard. Radar based adaptive cruise control was offered. Two-zone climate control was also standard, with four-zone available on long-wheelbase models. An optional touch screen interface controlled default settings, satellite navigation, the Alpine audio system, and Bluetooth telephone.
Gracing our hallowed halls is this Jaguar XJR from 2004. A nice 4 door sedan able to whisk any executive or person of importance to anywhere very quickly thanks in part to its 4.2 Liter Supercharged V8 coupled with a 6-Speed automatic transmission, full leather interior and a gaggle of conveniences added in for extra giggles.
The X350 keeps much of the same exterior styling as its predecessor, carrying its rounded four-headlamp bonnet, low roofline, sloping tail, and wrap-around rear light clusters. From the front, the various generations can be differentiated by the shape of the indicator lenses, (rectangular on the X300, oval on the X308), and also by the shape of the fog lamps and lower valance air intake (both of which are more rounded on the X308). The front and rear bumpers were both changed along with the taillights which had red/clear lenses rather than red/grey lenses. The grill surround and badging was slightly changed. The headlight fixtures also included forward parking lights housed with the brights. All straight rust-free steel bathed in Pacific Blue Metallic basecoat clearcoat that was completely redone by an accredited shop.
While the X308 was lightyears ahead of the largely unchanged XJ40 from days past. The X350 gave all the refinement and luxury touches an upgrade. Door trim and the design of the center console were also beautifully designed and are all covered with a mix of Sand (beige) leather and plenty of shiny lacquered burl veneer. Leather covered buckets flank a center console which has curves aplenty and rises to the center of the dash and integrates seamlessly. In the center is control central with all the buttons you'll need to have every function and convenience work with the push of a button. We note the standard dual zone climate control and the optional touchscreen with Bluetooth, AM/FM/CD and Navigation. Light brown Wilton carpeting floods the floors and above is a felted headliner with a sunroof cutout in the center.
Under the hood and many a plastic covering sits the 4.2 Supercharged Liter V8 making a tire shredding 390hp. On the back is a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission and a 2.87 final drive ratio rear axle. All clean under this hood.
Some surface rust has erupted but it is a light coating and not on all parts. Otherwise, solid structural underpinnings, clean floorpans and a good exhaust system. Independent coil over strut on all 4 corners replaces the seemingly problematic computer-controlled air suspension that formerly controlled ride height, suspension mode and rear self-leveling. Power 4-wheel disc brakes bring this luxury performer to a stop on a dime and will give you change.
She fired right up with a growl, and off to the test track where it did a cracking performance showing snappy acceleration, bias free panic stopping, and good handling. This car is ONE comfy cruiser and also a raw horsepower bruiser which can be easily taken on any superhighway. No issues crept up during our cruise and it wasn't easy to relinquish the keys. Yes! It's that much fun!
A luxury sedan from across the pond, Supercharged V8 power and lots of leather and wood burl. Quite right, you're bloody well right!
SAJ-Jaguar, United Kingdom, Passenger Car
W-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
T-4.2L V8 XJR Browns Lane Assy Plant
16799-Sequential Unit Number
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