Wednesday, 14 January 2009

New Car: 2010 Jaguar XK & XK-R facelift

Jaguar also pulled the covers off the 2010 XK and XK-R facelift coupe and convertibles that receive all-new V8 engines. With a displacement of 5.0 litres, the all-new AJ-V8 Gen III direct-injection engines deliver more power and performance with greater efficiency than the 4.2 litre V8 predecessor. In the XK-R, the supercharged 5.0 litre V8 produces 510bhp and 625 Nm of torque propelling it to 60mph from 0 in 4.6 seconds.

The XK coupe and convertible models feature a naturally aspirated version of the AJ-V8 Gen III that delivers 385bhp and 515Nm of torque allowing the coupe to hit 60mph in 5.2 seconds. Jaguar claims that both the XK and XK-R have improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions which meet the forthcoming EU5 emissions legislation.

As expected, the new V8 unit will also find a place in the coming months in several Land Rover models.

The exterior changes for the 2010 XK and XK-R models include a new front bumper with aluminum effects, new LED rear lights and a new lower rear body valance. Inside the cabin, both models gain the pop-up gear selector from the XF.

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