Yet the efficient diesel engine and light overall weight of the car means low running costs thanks to an average fuel consumption figure of 35mpg (8.1l/100km) and low CO 2 emissions, resulting in a best-in-class 29% BIK tax category rating in its segment. With the addition of a Catalysed Diesel Particulate Filter (CDPF), the advanced design of the V6 engine ensures it also exceeds Euro Stage IV emissions requirements.
A host of intelligent technology works in harmony with the driver and passengers to ensure perfect ride comfort on every journey. For example, electronically controlled, self-levelling air suspension is standard on all models. This automatically lowers the car at speed to provide remarkable high-speed stability and improve aerodynamic efficiency.
Jaguar’s renowned Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) uses computer technology and sensor feedback to automatically adjust damper settings. The result is a unique combination of agile handling, outstanding ride comfort and excellent driver control.
Noise intrusion into the cabin is reduced to a remarkably low level with the Integrated Acoustic Damping System. This uses high acoustic absorption on the underside of the bonnet, airtight seals between the bonnet and engine compartment and a new double-skin bulkhead structure to dramatically reduce engine noise inside the cabin.
For the first time on all XJ models, acoustic laminated glass further minimises the intrusion of external noise into the cabin. The 2.7 TDVi XJ also sets an industry first, being the first car in its class to feature electronically controlled active engine mounts, which cancel 90% of engine vibration at idle. The result is a car that offers best-in-class refinement.
The 2006 XJ range also features a host of new features that are included as standard on all models. Subtle changes to the exterior trim of the car give it an even more contemporary feel while a range of driver aids such as the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Automatic Speed Limiter and Bluetooth wireless connectivity make for an even safer and more relaxed environment.
Jaguar has achieved remarkable success in the JD Power and Associates Initial Quality Study released in May in the US. Improving to second place overall, Jaguar topped the poll as the highest-ranked European nameplate. Jaguar's Halewood plant, where the X-TYPE is manufactured, also received JD Power's Gold Award for European plant performance.
“The addition of the excellent new 2.7 litre twin-turbo Diesel engine to the XJ range reinforces the fact that our 2006 models are not only the most technologically advanced cars Jaguar has ever made, they rank among the best cars produced anywhere in the world," says Joe Greenwell, Chairman and CEO, Jaguar Cars. "This is the position Jaguar now holds in the premium car market and the introduction of the new XJ 2.7 twin-turbo Diesel reinforces that stronghold.”