Detroit Auto Show: 2010 Jaguar XK unveiled

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 26, 2009

Yesterday we saw the brand new 2010 Jaguar XFR and we were already drooling! Today, another premiere from the British manufacturer was unveiled: the new 2010 Jaguar XK. The new vehicle continues the tradition of the stylish 2+2 coupe and comes in three choices: XK, XK Portfolio and supercharged Jaguar XKR.

The new vehicle features the new AJ-V8 Gen III 5.0-litre capable to deliver 385 hp and 515 Nm of torque (380 lb ft) while the supercharged version of the same engine delivers an impressive 510 hp and 625 Nm of torque (461 lb ft). With these numbers the naturally aspirated version hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds (100 km/h in 5.5 seconds) while the supercharged version achieves 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds (100 km/h in 4.8 seconds). Both version has a top speed limited electronically to 155 mph or 250 km/h.

Of course, don'´t expect the car to be fuel efficient because is not: the supercharged version of the coupe has a combined fuel consumption of 23.0 mpg or 10.2 liters/100 km and a CO2 rating of 292g/km while the naturally aspirated XK delivers an average consumption of 25.2 mpg or 9.3 liters/100 km and a CO2 rating of 264g/km.

The 2010 Jaguar XK features a new design consisting in a new front end, new rear lights fitted with LED technology, a new rear body valance as well as body-coloured side power vents. Also new chrome-detailed inserts can be observed in the new design. Inside, we find the high-quality of Jaguar: dark aluminium insertions, heated and cooled front seats which come as standard for the XK Portfolio and on XKR with the optional R Performance interior.

The three-spoke steering wheel now has a leather-wrapped lower spoke while the door panels are even more luxuriously crafted than before featuring saddle-stitched lines while the leather door pulls introduce twin-needle stitching and a soft-feel interlayer. The design of the car is completed by the seven new alloy wheel designs: the 18-inch seven-spoke Venus design on XK models, 19-inch 10-spoke Caravela wheel which come as standard on XK Portfolio and optional on XK, the 19-inch 10-fan-spoke Artura design as options on all three versions, 19-inch ten-spoke Tamana design, 20 inch twin-five-spoke Kalimnos design and the 20 inch twin-seven-spoke R Performance Nevis design.

The new coupe features also new color options such as Claret, Spectrum Blue and Kyanite Blue extending the total number of colors to 15 (Salsa and Kyanite Blue - are reserved exclusively for Jaguar XKR). With the recent addition of new options Claret, Spectrum Blue, and Kyanite Blue, the stunning exterior colour range for the new XK, XK Portfolio and XKR is extended to 15; two of which - Salsa and Kyanite Blue - are reserved exclusively for Jaguar XKR.

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