Sunday, September 30, 2007

2007 Jaguar XK-Series Review

The 2007 Jaguar XK Coupe starts from $75,500. This Jag is beautiful inside and out with a 300 horsepower, 4.2 liter engine under the hood with an automatic transmission (six speeds.) The standard wheels are the eighteen-inch Venus design with nineteen-inch Carelia, nineteen-inch chrome Sabre, and twenty-inch Senta wheels optional.

Occupants are protected by two-level air bags as well as bags mounted in the seats. Systems for control of vehicle stability, suspension, and monitoring of the tire pressure add additional layers of safety. Entry via a remote is standard.

The rear spoiler painted to match the coupe's body coupled with the power side vents give the XK an aura of sophistication. The side windows have a bright finish as does the trunk plint and the double tailpipes. Move to the interior and you'll find pliable, soft leather seats with ten levels of adjustment for both the driver and the front passenger. Trim of glossy, burled walnut or popular with a satin finish is available. The central seven-inch touchscreen provides simple access to controls for the sound system, mobile phone options, temperature control, navigations, and other options tailored to your specific driving needs.

The XK convertible carries an MSRP of $81,500, the SKR Coupe $86,500, and the XKR Convertible $92,500. The SKRs are powered by a 420 horsepower, supercharged 4.2 liter V8.

The 2007 Jaguar XK Coupe will achieve zero to sixty in 5.9 seconds; the convertible in six seconds. The XKR will make the jump in 4.9 seconds, with the convertible requiring 5 seconds. Estimated fuel consumption on the XKs is 18 city and 27 highway. Calculations on the XKRs are pending.

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