Jaguar announced a series of enhancements for the 2014MY XJ in order to be sure that its flagship sedan is ready to fight the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class or the 2014 Audi A8 Facelift. Jaguar didn’t touch the design of the XJ but did upgrade the interior and for 2014 the flagship sedan comes with enhanced features that focus on the rear cabin of the car.
The rear passenger compartment for the 2014 Jaguar XJ LWB includes two individual airline style reclining seats featuring cushion and squab adjustment, lumbar adjustment, two memory settings and three massage programs: Wave/Rolling, Lumbar and Shoulder. According to the official press release, total recline adjustment of each seat is 11 degrees, with 103 mm lateral cushion movement and 14 degrees of upper articulation movement. T
he rear seat home positioning setting returns each seat to its home position at the touch of a button on the door panel. The interior features a new centre armrest that can be stowed in the upright position in order to allow the use of the centre seat and houses all the seat controls as well as the Front Seat Activation button, which allows control of the front passenger seat from the rear.
The front seat enhancement, also include massage functions for each seat with five levels of intensity. The touchscreen allows the driver to control any one of the four electric seats. Moreover, the seats can be fully controlled via the driver’s seat switches. The passengers of the LWB version get a wide range of entertainment features.
The Rear Seat Entertainment package consists of two 10.2" high-resolution screens mounted on the back of the front seat headrests. These can display inputs from several sources such as the DVD player, digital TV tuner or an external media player that can be synced through the Rear Media Interface. The 2014 Jaguar XJ LWB also features leather-surfaced business tables in the rear, which fold out of the seatbacks of the front seats.
Furthermore, the XJ offers electric rear-side window blinds that are operated via the window lift switches. Rear passengers also get an increase in headroom by 13 mm, but not for the models build for the US market. The engines are the same found in the 2013MY Xj, which means that the 2014 Jaguar XJ will get the 2.0-litre i4 turbocharged petrol engine, 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesel engines, as well as a 5.0-litre normally aspirated engine and three supercharged 5.0-litre units putting out 470PS, 510PS, and in the XJR, 550PS. The 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine delivers 240 hp and 340 Nm of torque and is offered with Jaguar’s Intelligent Stop/Start system.
This engine pushes the XJ from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds all the way to a top speed of 150 mph or 241 km/h. The 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine delivers 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Equipped with this engine, the XJ zooms form 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h. The 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine develops 275 hp and 680 Nm of torque, enough to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds and to a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph. The XJ powered by the 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine has 385 hp and 515 Nm of torque and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h.
The XJ powered by the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 gets 470 hp and 575 Nm of torque and a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds. Top speed Is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). The XJ Supersport gets the same supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with 510 hp and 625 Nm of torque, as well as a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h. The 2014 Jaguar XJR features the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque, a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). All the engines now feature an eight-speed automatic transmission and are available with Intelligent Stop/Start system. [source: Jaguar]