“Jaguar’s focus this year is firmly on meeting our customers’ needs for cars that combine superb value for money with a driving experience that you can only get from a Jaguar. That’s why the 2006 XJ range has been significantly upgraded to ensure every customer will find a model to satisfy his or her requirements. From the introduction of our acclaimed 2.7 litre V6 turbodiesel engine to a host of other groundbreaking advances for every model, such as acoustic laminated glass and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, the new 2006 XJ will keep Jaguar at the forefront of the premium saloon market." Bibiana Boerio, managing director, Jaguar Cars
The introduction of the 2.7 litre twin-turbo Diesel to the XJ range marks a significant development for Jaguar’s flagship model. Following on from the highly successful introduction of diesel engines to the X-TYPE and S-TYPE model ranges, the new XJ 2.7 twin-turbo Diesel means Jaguar now offers a diesel alternative across its entire saloon range, ensuring that the marque can meet the increasing demand for diesel-engined cars in the European marketplace. And of course, the 3.0 V6 and three V8 petrol engines - 3.5, 4.2 and 4.2 litre supercharged - remain as impressive as ever.
The XJ already ranks as the most technologically accomplished Jaguar has ever built. It is the first production Jaguar to be constructed with a lightweight aluminium monocoque structure; a unique feature that gives the XJ significant competitive advantages over its rivals. A lighter car means faster acceleration and shorter stopping distances, as well as frugal fuel economy and range, particularly when combined with the latest fuel-efficient diesel engine. The aluminium monocoque design of the XJ offers improved stiffness and safety performance over the conventional steel body of the previous model, meaning the customer not only benefits from the weight saving associated with aluminium, but gets the added benefit of exceptional ride and handling as well as being extremely quiet and safe.
That’s why the addition of the 2.7 twin-turbo Diesel to the XJ range complements the underlying package so well. Lightweight aluminium construction allied with a modern twin-turbo diesel produces dynamic performance with precise handling and exceptional refinement. Producing 207PS (152kW) EEC a diesel-powered XJ saloon will accelerate to 60mph in just 7.8 seconds, while a powerful wave of torque (435Nm) is available virtually throughout the powerband to ensure instantaneous acceleration in every gear.