Standard EquipmentTechnical SpecificationOptional ExtrasIndependent Review

Driver Convenience

  • 8" touch screen
  • Analogue clock
  • Auto speed limiter
  • Front Parking Aid
  • HDD Navigation System with touch-screen and traffic message channel
  • Incontrol pro service
  • Incontrol remote premium
  • Jaguar Voice front
  • LCD instrument dials
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Power boot opening and closing
  • Rear parking aid with visual display
  • Speed sensitive variable PAS

Entertainment

  • Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
  • DAB digital radio module
  • InControl app
  • InControl protect
  • Media interface
  • Radio + MP3 compatible CD/DVD player with hard drive

Exterior Features

  • Approach Illumination
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Auto-dipping door mirrors in reverse gear
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Chrome radiator grille and surround
  • Chrome side power vents
  • Chrome window side surround
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Electric folding auto dimming door mirrors with memory
  • Electric front/rear windows/one touch operation
  • Electric panoramic sunroof with electric sunblind
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Heated front windscreen and timer
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • Laminated front side windows
  • Laminated windscreen
  • LED tail lights
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Solar control glass
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Twin exhaust tailpipes with chrome finishers

Interior Features

  • Door puddle lights
  • Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Driver's footrest
  • Electric sunblinds for rear side window
  • Footwell courtesy lights front and rear
  • Front and rear carpet mat sets
  • Front centre armrest with power point and storage
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Illuminated rear vanity mirrors
  • Interior mood lighting
  • Isofix on outer rear seats
  • Ivory headlining
  • Jaguar sense
  • JaguarDrive selector
  • Morzine headlining
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Reach/rake electric adjustable steering column + entry/exit tilt away
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Twin front cupholders
  • Two 12V sockets in rear

Safety

  • ABS/EBD
  • Active bonnet
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • Pedestrian contact sensing and deployable bonnet
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Trac DSC (Dynamic Stability Control with 3 setting levels)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • WHIPS whiplash protection system - front

Security

  • Alarm/immobiliser
  • Drive away door locking
  • Keyless entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks

Technical

  • Adaptive dynamics
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Self levelling rear air suspension

Trim

  • Contrast stitching

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)

149

HC

Standard Euro Emissions

EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft

DOHC

Catalytic Convertor

1

CC

2993

Compression Ratio

16.1:1

Cylinder Layout

V6

Cylinders

6

Cylinders - Bore (mm)

84

Cylinders - Stroke (mm)

90

Engine Code

TDV6

Engine Layout

NORTH SOUTH

Fuel Delivery

COMMON RAIL

Gears

8 SPEED

Number of Valves

24

Transmission

AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)

49.6

EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies

1

EC Extra Urban (mpg)

54.3

EC Urban (mpg)

40.4

General

Badge Engine CC

3

Badge Power

306

Based On ID

Coin Description

V6

Coin Series

PREMIUM LUXURY

Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07

50E

Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years

6

Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years

3

NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %

NCAP Child Occupant Protection %

NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09

NCAP Pedestrian Protection %

NCAP Safety Assist %

Safety Concerns?

1

Service Interval Frequency - Months

12

Service Interval Mileage

16000

Special Edition

1

Special Order

1

Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage

0

Standard manufacturers warranty - Years

3

Vehicle Homologation Class

M1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)

6

Engine Power - BHP

306

Engine Power - KW

225

Engine Power - RPM

4000

Engine Torque - LBS.FT

516

Engine Torque - MKG

71.4

Engine Torque - NM

700

Engine Torque - RPM

2000

Top Speed

155

Tyres

Alloys?

1

Space Saver?

1

Tyre Size Spare

TYRE REPAIR KIT

Wheel Style

TOBA

Wheel Type

19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height

1460

Height (including roof rails)

Length

5255

Wheelbase

3157

Width

1950

Width (including mirrors)

2105

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)

77

Gross Vehicle Weight

2450

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)

Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)

520

Max. Loading Weight

590

Max. Roof Load

Max. Towing Weight - Braked

Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked

Minimum Kerbweight

1860

No. of Seats

5

Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb

12.3

On The Road

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Wheels

Summary

The various options facing customers who want a modern luxury saloon with a diesel engine include cars that are hugely competent at what they do but can seem a little bit sterile. Jaguar's XJ 3.0 D delivers a little more personality into the mix than we've come to expect and for that, it's to be commended. Of course, personality is of little use if the car falls down on the basics but this XJ also delivers on grounds of comfort, performance and running costs. The effortless acceleration that's required in a car like this is in evidence but it's the ride quality and refinement that really make Jaguar's effort stand out. The exterior styling might divide opinion but real effort has been made to make the cabin feel special and it's hard to see too many people turning their noses up at the classily modern ambiance - digital instruments and limited rear headroom notwithstanding.

Background

When you tickle the throttle pedal in your Jaguar XJ, you want to feel an irresistible force stir, then draw you inexorably but effortlessly up the road. There should be barely a whisper from the exhaust or engine bay at part throttle, a muted growl taking over should you elect to give it the full beans. It has always been thus, so it's no surprise to learn that big petrol engines were usually selected to power Jaguar's flagship in the past. The diesel XJ is a relatively recent occurrence in a model line that can trace its origins back to 1968 but confidence is high that the latest XJ and the latest 3.0-litre diesel engine have the qualities to stop owners longing for a V8. Through at least five generations of Jaguar's flagship, the styling evolved at an arthritic snail's pace. It reached the point where the last model, one of the most advanced luxury cars on sale at the time of its launch, looked ostensibly the same as the rusting relics that could be picked up for peanuts at any second hand car dealership. Jaguar wasn't communicating its dynamism and relevance, but it is now. Today's XJ breaks with tradition in a gentle kind of a way. It's still very much a Jaguar but it revels in its modernity where previous generations have appeared stuck in the past. The fitment of Jaguar's advanced 3.0-litre diesel engine is just one way that the car is very much of its time.

Driving Experience

More performance, more refinement, more efficiency: this XJ's improved 3.0-litre V6 diesel features a host of extra technologies designed to boost output and reduce emissions. Now Euro 6 compliant, this engine develops 700Nm of torque and can accelerate the XJ from 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds. There's no problem with the way the 3.0 D delivers its power either. The all-important surge of pace is present as the car gains speed but what's most impressive is the refinement. The engine is barely audible at low speeds and there's only a slight grumble from the exhausts when you open it up fully. Wind and road noise are extremely well suppressed. The emphasis of the XJ is on comfort but it can hustle along and proves surprisingly nimble. The sharp electric steering is particularly helpful, making you forget you're piloting a five-metre luxury saloon. The fully independent suspension is similar to that in the XF but drivers have the option of choosing standard, Dynamic or Winter settings via the JaguarDrive rotary knob that takes the place of a conventional gear lever. These modes adjust the suspension, throttle response, gearshift speeds, stability control settings and the active differential to produce the desired results. The gearbox itself is an electronically-controlled six-speed auto complete with wheel-mounted paddle shifters which sends drive to the rear wheels on all XJ models.

Design and Build

In both short and long wheelbase guises, the sinewy lines of the XJ only serve to emphasise its sporting intent. The front end borrows heavily from the XF, the sharply contoured bonnet and the wire mesh grille that juts forward from the plain of the headlights giving it real presence. As for the subtle styling refresh, well details include smarter full LED headlights which come with 'active front steer', 'static bend' and 'auto high beam assist' functions. The front end has received a larger, more upright grille, while sculpted chrome blades in the outboard air intakes aim to emphasise what Jaguar sees as the car's 'mature, prestigious character'. LED lights at the rear feature a more distinctive night time signature. On the inside, the cabin is a fabulous place to spend time in. The craftsmanship is first class and the materials used for the switchgear and on the dash are of top quality. Improvements include updates to top 'Autobiography' trim - plush 'semi-aniline' leather and classy inlay veneers. All variants get the latest 'InControl Touch Pro' premium infotainment system, this set-up allowing a de-cluttering of buttons on a central console now more pleasing to the eye. As before, the cabin's very spacious, as is the boot, at 520-litres in size.

Market and Model

Customers choosing the diesel engine can select from Luxury, Premium Luxury, Portfolio and R-Sport trim levels in short wheelbase form. The long wheelbase models add an 'Autobiography' spec. Even the entry-level cars come generously equipped with twin sunroofs, leather trim, dual-zone climate control, electric front seat adjustment and the touch-screen control interface. The trademark Jaguar drive selector and the less successful digital instruments are also included on all models. Prices start at just under £60,000, which might steep for a luxury saloon with six-cylinder diesel power. Actually though, it's very competitive against the XJ's key German rivals, especially when the Jag's generous specification is factored in. The long wheelbase models come at a premium of around £3,000 over the standard cars.

Cost of Ownership

The XJ's lightweight design and aluminium construction should give it a crucial edge over equivalently-powered rivals in terms of fuel efficiency and emissions. The 3.0-litre diesel models certainly shape-up well with 49.6mpg combined cycle fuel economy and emissions of 149g/km putting them on a par with the sector's most efficient cars.