The special edition XJ50 get black finished grille with new front bumper along with 20 inch venom alloy wheels
Jaguar introduced the first generation of XJ in 1968 and since then the company has introduced seven generations of XJ. Even though XJ is Jaguar’s flagship model, it is never positioned as S Class rival as the British manufacturer is always focusing on driving dynamics and technology rather than luxury.
In 1972, XJ became the world’s only mass-produced 12 cylinder four door sedan with a top speed of 225 kmph. The biggest update for XJ came in 2003 with the introduction of monocoque chassis which improved handling and comfort to the next level.
The current generation model was introduced in 2009 and the British manufacturer has introduced a special edition XJ50 to celebrate 50 years of XJ. The special edition XJ50 get black finished grille with new front bumper along with 20 inch venom alloy wheels.
Jaguar has given XJ50 badges on the front, side and rear to make this model stand out from the regular one. The rear also get new bumper along with tweaked tail lamps. Jaguar is offering four new colour options on XJ – Rosello Red, Santorini Black, Fuji White and Loire Blue.
The interior of XJ continues to be sporty like the regular model. But the special edition model get some changes like diamond quilted seats, illuminated skid plates with XJ50 name, metal pedals, anodized gear shift and embossed leaper on the headrest. Jaguar has also given XJ50 logo on centre armrest.
Jaguar XJ50 is powered by 3.0 L turbocharged diesel engine producing 296 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The 3.0 L supercharged V6 petrol engine puts out 340 hp of power at 6,500 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm and the range topping 5.0 L supercharged V8 petrol engine produces 470 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 642 Nm of torque at 2,5000 rpm.
These engines are mated to 8 speed automatic gearbox with option of rear wheel and four wheel drive options. Jaguar XJ50 will be available in both long and short wheelbase. The pre-order for XJ50 has already begun and deliveries will begin by the middle of 2018.