While older Jaguars maintained the British tradition of understatement, the new XJ is much sportier than its predecessors.
Jaguar describes this model as its most daring interpretation to date.
The XJ came out with a facelift in 2016. This version offers LED headlights and rear lights. The power steering is now electromechanical.
Inside, this big cat simply purrs with luxury. Quilted leather seats are reminiscent of Baroque design. The Meridian sound system with up to 1,300 Watts pampers passengers in the "Portfolio" variant. A 12-point-3 inch HD display serves as instrument panel. The 8-inch display in the middle console can operated by touch. As with modern Smartphones, it recognizes the swipe.
The trunk has 520 liters of storage space.
Our test car in with the Portfolio package costs just under 93,000 Euros in Germany. Jaguar says combined fuel consumption is 5-point-7 liters per 100 kilometers. Two engines are available with the Portfolio package -- this diesel and a 3-liter gasoline engine.
An app enables the owner to carry out many functions via Smartphone. For example, he receives an immediate warning if the car is broken into or stolen. The car can also be located with an app. Plus, you can preheat the interior or check your fuel gauge with a Smartphone.
All-wheel drive is available only in combination with the gasoline engine. The diesel engine comes only with rear-wheel drive.
A 5-liter V8 compressor comes in the XJR model, which costs about 50,000 Euros more than the XJ version we're testing. It produces 405 kilowatts.