New Jaguar XJ Long Wheelbase Model - Dimensions | Part Two

Like the latest generation of the standard wheelbase XJ, the New XJ Long Wheelbase shares all the advantages of advanced aluminium construction, including light weight, and significantly improved body strength, comprehensive safety features, refined performance and superb driving dynamics. The wheelbase and overall length of the new long wheelbase car have increased by 125mm (5 inches) and the rear roofline is subtly raised by 7mm (0.28 inches).

The New XJ Long Wheelbase is constructed using an extended version of the innovative aluminium monocoque introduced last year when the standard wheelbase model (SWB) was launched. The additional body length is incorporated behind the B-pillars, the longer rear doors giving the long wheelbase car an integrated and graceful appearance as well as aiding passenger entry and exit.

"A Jaguar XJ with an interior package that more than matches rivals may surprise some people but this new long wheelbase model sets new standards across the board. The cabin is a truly spacious and relaxing place to be and the generous interior dimensions really reinforce this."

Mick Mohan, Chief Programme Engineer, XJ

With the longest wheelbase and overall length in the premium F segment, the New XJ LWB is comparable with the best-in-class for rear accommodation, offering a substantial 999mm (more than 39 inches) of legroom and fully class-competitive headroom.

Depending on specification and customer preference, there is a choice of four optional rear-seat configurations, including fixed or power-adjustable bench layouts and individual powered and heated rear seats separated by a centre console with additional storage space.

Burr walnut-finished Business Trays that fold down from the front seat-backs – and are big enough to hold a notebook computer – maximise comfort and convenience for passengers who need to work in the car. There is also the facility to incorporate 6.5-inch display screens in the head restraints of the front seats, with rear-seat multi-media options including iPod, MP3 player and DVD connectivity. Communication possibilities include a telephone conference call facility for front and rear passengers, while rear-seat passengers can specify voice-activation for the four-zone climate-control system, with individual seat-to-seat settings.

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Published 9 April 2004 Melanie Carter

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