New Jaguar XJ 2.7 TDVi


The introduction of the 2.7 litre twin-turbo Diesel to the XJ range marks a significant development for Jaguar’s flagship model. Following on from the highly successful introduction of diesel engines to the X-TYPE and S-TYPE model ranges, the new XJ 2.7 twin-turbo Diesel means Jaguar now offers a diesel alternative across its entire saloon range.

Lightweight aluminium construction allied with a modern twin-turbo diesel produces dynamic performance with precise handling and exceptional refinement. Producing 207PS (152kW) EEC a diesel-powered XJ saloon will accelerate to 60mph in just 7.8 seconds - with a top speed of 141mph (225km/h) - while a powerful wave of torque (435Nm) is available virtually throughout the powerband to ensure instantaneous acceleration in every gear.

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.

The 2006 MY Jaguar XJ range is now as follows:

XJ6 3.0 V6 Executive
XJ 2.7 TDVi Executive
XJ6 3.0 V6 Sovereign
XJ 2.7 TDVi Sport Premium
XJ 2.7 TDVi Sovereign
XJ8 3.5 V8 Sport Premium
XJ8 4.2 V8 Sovereign
XJR 4.2 supercharged V8
XJ8 4.2 Sovereign LWB
Super V8 LWB 4.2 supercharged petrol

Text/Photos - Jaguar


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