Jaguar XK (X150)

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Jaguar XK
Jaguar XKR
Jaguar X150 front 20080223.jpg
Manufacturer Jaguar Cars
Production 2006–2014
Model years 2007–2014
Assembly Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, England (Castle Bromwich Assembly)
Designer Ian Callum (2002)
Body and chassis
Class Grand tourer (S)
Body style 3-door coupé
2-door convertible
Layout FR layout
Engine 3.5 L AJ-V8 V8
4.2 L AJ34 V8
4.2 L AJ34S SC V8
5.0 L AJ-V8 Gen III V8
Transmission 6-speed 6HP26
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 2007–2009: 4,790 mm (188.6 in)
2010–2014: 4,793 mm (188.7 in)
Width 1,892 mm (74.5 in)
Height 1,320 mm (52.0 in)
XK Convertible: 1,328 mm (52.3 in)
Kerb weight 1,675 kg (3,693 lb)
Predecessor Jaguar XK8
Successor none

The Jaguar XK (project code X150) is the second generation of the Jaguar XK grand tourer from Jaguar Cars. The vehicle was unveiled in 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the first generation's 4.2-litre V8 engine. The XK convertible was unveiled in 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A facelifted XK was launched in 2009 with a new 5.0-litre V8. The production of the XK ended in July 2014 without a replacement model.[1][2]


Pre-facelift Jaguar XK Cabriolet

The X150 design was completed in 2002 and was previewed by Advanced Lightweight Coupé (ALC) which was first seen at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The designer, Ian Callum, was also responsible for the Aston Martin DB7 and Vanquish coupés. The X150's grille is inspired by that of the 1961 Jaguar E-Type.[citation needed]

2009 Facelift Jaguar XK coupe (United Kingdom)
2009 Facelift Jaguar XK Cabriolet (Dubai)
Pre-facelift Jaguar XKR Cabriolet (Germany)

The XK received a facelift in 2009,[3] with minor alterations to front and rear lighting and bumper designs, together with the introduction of a new 5.0-litre V8 for both the naturally aspirated XK and the supercharged XKR. The interior also received some changes, in particular the introduction of the XF style rotary gear selector mated to the new ZF automatic transmission. In 2010, Jaguar added the Speed Pack option, with aerodynamic bodykit and speed limiter increased to 174 mph (280 km/h), and the Black Pack, with black wheels and trim. The XK received a second and more minor facelift in 2011 with new front bumper and light design,[4] which was presented at the New York Auto Show.

The range was extended in 2011, with the introduction of the new XKR-S at the Geneva Motor Show, featuring an upgraded XKR engine producing 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp),[5] and torque of 680 N⋅m (502 lb⋅ft). The XKR-S badge was first used on the 2008 special edition XK. Jaguar claimed that this new version is the fastest production Jaguar ever,[citation needed] a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h) and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.2 seconds (0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds). The suspension & steering modifications, and Vulcan one-piece wheels, from the XKR-S were also made available as the Dynamic Pack for the XKR.


Models XK XK Portfolio XKR XKR-S XKR 75 XKR 175
Engines 4.2 L, 5.0 L 4.2 L, 5.0 L 4.2 L Supercharged (420 PS) 5.0 L Supercharged (550 PS) 5.0 L Supercharged (530 PS) 5.0 L Supercharged (510 PS)
Wheels (standard) Venus 18-inch alloy Caravela 19-inch alloy Tamana 19-inch alloy Vulcan 20-inch alloy Vortex 20-inch alloy Kasuga 20-inch alloy

Limited Editions[edit]

XKR Portfolio (2007)[edit]

XKR Portfolio

The XKR Portfolio is a version of the XKR developed by Jaguar's Special Vehicles team and Alcon. It includes 400 mm diameter front and 350 mm rear brake discs, six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers, 20-inch five-spoke Cremona wheels, power vents, a Celestial Black body colour (optional Liquid Silver for UK and Switzerland models), Engine-Spun aluminium veneer or optional Satin American Walnut veneer, an alloy and leather gearshift selector, soft-grab door handles, contrast stitching throughout the cabin, leather-edged mats with Jaguar logos, Portfolio treadplates on the doorsills and a 525 W Premium Audio system with Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound system by Bowers & Wilkins.[6]

XKR-S (2008)[edit]

Limited edition 2008 4.2 XKR-S, pictured in London

The XKR-S is a limited production (200 units) version of the 4.2l XKR coupé for the European market. It was developed by Jaguar's Special Vehicles team with British competition brake specialist Alcon and has an electronically limited top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). The additional performance was achieved through improved aerodynamics (reduced drag and lift) and a revised suspension set-up. Other changes include an S Alcon R Performance braking system with 400 mm diameter front and 350 mm rear brake discs, six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers, recalibrated suspension, Ultimate Black body colour, XKR-S badging on the rear of the car, a 10 mm lower ride height, 20-inch Vortex forged alloy wheels with bespoke tyres, an active exhaust system, leather upholstery with Charcoal with Ivory twin-needle contrast stitching, Piano Black veneer and a Charcoal Alston luxury headliner.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Geneva Motor Show and later shown at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The production version went on sale in Summer of 2008.[7][8][9]

This special edition (with a 4.2l engine) should not be confused with the 5.0l XKR-S released in 2011.

XK60 (2008)[edit]

The XK60 is a special version of the XK for the UK market built to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar XK120. It includes 20-inch Senta alloy wheels, a sporty alloy gear knob and selector-gate surround, plus distinctive body enhancements: a new front spoiler and rear valance panel, chrome-finished side vents and bright upper and lower front grille meshes, special tailpipe finishers and appliqués on both sides of the car.[10]

XKR 'Goodwood Special' (2009)[edit]

The XKR 'Goodwood Special' is a prototype designed to explore the harder side of the XKR's character and allow Jaguar's engineering team to extend performance boundaries. It is based on a 2010 XKR. The engine is rated at 530 PS (390 kW; 523 hp) and 700 N⋅m (520 lbf⋅ft).[11] It includes a louder exhaust, 21-inch wheels and a lowered ride-height as well as a Lime Green body colour and satin graphite detailing on the front grilles, headlights, door mirrors, side window surrounds, rear signature blade and bonnet louvres. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed.[12]

XKR 75 Goodwood LE (2010)[edit]

A limited (75 units, 20 RHD and 55 LHD) version of the XKR commemorating the company's 75th anniversary.[13] It includes engine tuning that increases the power to 530 PS (390 kW; 523 hp) and 655 N⋅m (483 lbf⋅ft), as well as increasing the top speed to 280 km/h (174 mph) [though at least some cars appear limited to 300 km/h (186 mph)].[14] It also features an upgraded torque converter, upgraded suspension, an aerodynamic body pack with body coloured finish for the front splitter, side sills extensions and rear diffuser, and body coloured larger rear spoiler and rear trunk lid finisher; sports exhaust with improved performance and acoustics, Stratus Grey exterior paint with optional graphics pack; red brake callipers and 20-inch Vortex forged lightweight alloy wheels, XKR performance interior in Charcoal and Ivory stitch leather with Jet suedecloth headlining and XKR 75 tread plate, active front lighting. The vehicle was tuned and calibrated in partnership with the RSR engineering team.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed. UK models went on sale in July 2010 with delivery in October.[15]

XKR 175 (2010)[edit]

The XKR 175 is a limited production version of the XKR for the North American market, built to commemorate the company's 75th anniversary. It includes an increased top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph), a revised aerodynamic package incorporates a new front air dam, new side sills, a new rear diffuser and a larger rear spoiler providing increased balance and a reduction in lift; 20-inch Kasuga ten-spoke alloy wheels, red brake calipers and Ultimate Black body colour, Warm Charcoal with Cranberry stitching leather seats and Piano Black wood veneer in the interior .

The vehicle was unveiled at the Monterey Jet Center during the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend.[16] A total of 175 cars were exported to the US, as well as another 15 to Canada.

XKR Jaguar E-Type 50th Anniversary Edition (2011)[edit]

Jaguar unveiled the new XKR at the 2011 to mark the company’s 50th Anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type.

XKR Poltrona Frau (2011)[edit]

With only 18 cars commissioned, the 2011 Jaguar XKR Poltrona Frau Special Edition featured the personal color palette of Jaguar designer Ian Callum’s very own XKR coupe. It has an exclusive Salsa Red and Black Pack exterior with 20” gloss black Kalimnos wheels and red brake calipers. The interior has a specially crafted leather headliner from Poltrona Frau, with Warm Charcoal leather, Cranberry contrast stitching and Piano Black veneer.


The XK uses a new all-aluminium monocoque chassis developed from the 2005 ALC concept car. The convertible has 1,635 kg (3,605 lb) kerb weight, while the coupé weighs 1,595 kg (3,516 lb).[17]

The convertible XK shares the same engine options as the coupé and features a conventional cloth top that will open or close in 18 seconds.


Model Years Type (displacement, bore x stroke) power, torque@rpm acceleration (0–100 km/h) (s) top speed
4.2 litre V8 Petrol AJ-V8 (AJ34) 2006–2008 4,196 cc (256 cu in) V8 86.0 mm (3.39 in)x90.3 mm (3.56 in) 304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp) SAE)@6000, 420 N⋅m (310 lb⋅ft) SAE) @ 4,100 5.4 Coupé, 5.5 Convertible 250 km/h (155 mph) (limited)
4.2 litre V8 Petrol Supercharged (AJ34S) 2006–2008 4,196 cc (256 cu in) V8 supercharged 86.0 mm (3.39 in)x90.3 mm (3.56 in) 426 PS (313 kW; 420 hp)@6250, 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft) @ 3,500 4.9 Coupé, 5.0 Convertible 250 km/h (155 mph) (limited)
4.2 litre V8 Petrol Supercharged (XKR-S) 2008 4,196 cc (256 cu in) V8 supercharged 86.0 mm (3.39 in)x90.3 mm (3.56 in) 420 PS (310 kW; 410 hp), 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft) 4.8 280 km/h (174 mph) (limited)
5.0 litre V8 Petrol AJ-V8 GEN III 2009- 5,000 cc (305 cu in) V8, 92.5 mm (3.64 in)x93 mm (3.7 in) 385 PS (283 kW; 380 hp)@6500, 515 N⋅m (380 lbf⋅ft) @ 3,500 5.2 Coupé, 5.3 Convertible 250 km/h (155 mph) (limited)
5.0 litre V8 Petrol Supercharged AJ-V8 GEN III R 2009- 5,000 cc (305 cu in) V8 supercharged, 92.5 mm (3.64 in)x93 mm (3.7 in) 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) @ 6,000-6,500, 625 N⋅m (461 lbf⋅ft) @ 2,500-5,500 4.6 250 km/h (155 mph) (limited)
5.0 litre V8 Petrol Supercharged AJ-V8 GEN III R (XKR-S) 2011- 5,000 cc (305 cu in) V8 supercharged, 92.5 mm (3.64 in)x93 mm (3.7 in) 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp)@6000-6500, 680 N⋅m (502 lbf⋅ft)@2500-5500 4.0 300 km/h (186 mph) (limited)
5.0 litre V8 Petrol Supercharged AJ-V8 GEN III R (XKR 75) 2010 5,000 cc (305 cu in) V8 supercharged, 92.5 mm (3.64 in)x93 mm (3.7 in) 530 PS (390 kW; 523 hp) @ 6,000-6,500, 655 N⋅m (483 lbf⋅ft) @ 2,500-5,500 4.4 280 km/h (174 mph) (limited)
5.0 litre V8 Petrol Supercharged AJ-V8 GEN III R (XKR 175) 2010 5,000 cc (305 cu in) V8 supercharged, 92.5 mm (3.64 in)x93 mm (3.7 in) 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) @ 6,000-6,500, 625 N⋅m (461 lbf⋅ft) @ 2,500-5,500 4.6 280 km/h (174 mph) (limited)

All AJ-V8 Gen III V8 engines, and the Jaguar XKR-S engine, are SAE rated.[citation needed]


All 4.2 models are fitted with a six-speed ZF 6HP26 automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift and J-gate gear selector. All 5.0 models are fitted with a six-speed ZF 6HP28 and the JaguarDrive rotary gear selector.

2011 Facelift[edit]

Facelift Jaguar XKR coupé
Facelift Jaguar XKR coupé

In March 2011, with the launch of the 542 bhp (404 kW; 550 PS) XKR-S at the Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar revealed the details of a facelift for the XK. The new specification included front and rear styling changes and internal trim changes.[18]

In addition to standard XK and XKR cars, the revised body shape formed the basis for the following models.


Jaguar XKR-S

The R-S includes a supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III R direct-injection engine rated 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp) @ 6,000 to 6,500 rpm and 680 N⋅m (502 lbf⋅ft) @ 2,500 to 5,500 rpm, raised top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), active sports exhaust, bespoke suspension changes front and rear, 16-way adjustable memory sports seats with carbon fibre effect leather, reprogrammed Adaptive Dynamics, 20-inch Vulcan wheels and Pirelli P-Zero tyres, standard Jaguar High Performance Braking System.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Geneva Motor Show.[19]

XK and XKR Special Edition[edit]

These were XK and XKR coupe and convertible models sold outside the North American market. They include the use of tactile 'scraffito' finished leather to the front seats, instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter casings; Poltrona Frau leather headlinings with Shadow Walnut and Dark Figured Aluminium veneer, 525W Bowers & Wilkins sound system, 16 by 16 way adjustable heated Performance seats, a heated steering wheel and keyless entry/start, choice of Celestial Black, with Crystal Blue, Lunar Grey, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver and Ultimate Black body colour; two new 20-inch alloy wheel options (Venom, Orona).[20]

XK Artisan SE (2012)[edit]

Available in Coupé and Convertible bodies, these are versions of the XK Special Edition for the UK market. Changes include new 'Artisan' interiors (scraffito grain leather on the seats, instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter casings, and Poltrona Frau leather headlinings), choice of 2 Jaguar Design-specified interior colours (Navy with Jet headlining, Truffle with Canvas headlining) with Shadow Walnut or Dark Figured Aluminium veneer finishes, 16x16 way heated Performance front seats, a 525 W Bowers & Wilkins sound system, unique treadplates and stainless steel pedals, three extra body colour choices (Celestial Black, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver), a new 20-inch wheel design option (Orona style with a polished finish).

Convertible vehicles also include a choice of four hood colours (Black, Blue, Grey and Brown).[21]

XK Dynamic R, XK Signature (2014)[edit]

XK Dynamic R was a 'run out' version of the XKR with the Black Dynamic Pack and includes stiffer suspension, a 10mm ride height drop and bodykit extensions from the Speed Pack. It also had an increased top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).[22]

XK Signature was a version of the XK with 385PS engine with 20-inch Kalimnos alloy wheels (optional 20-inch Takoba), diamond-quilted leather upholstery, Canvas Suedecloth headlining, Figured Ebony veneers, leather seat in Ivory or Charcoal, reversing camera, metal sports pedals.[23][24]

Limited Editions[edit]

XKR-S GT (2013)[edit]

This was a limited (30 units in United States and Canada, 10 in UK) version of XKR-S coupe (worldwide production was 45 units) with a six-speed transmission, active electronic differential, bespoke aerodynamic components and suspension developments to increase downforce and optimise high-speed cornering ability (a wider front track, increased camber, revised bushings, a new steering system and faster steering ratio, height-adjustable and bespoke adaptive dampers with twin spring system and increased rates of 68% at the front and 25% at the rear), carbon ceramic brake system (398mm and 380mm front/rear discs, 6/4-piston front/rear monoblock calipers)

The vehicle was unveiled by Jaguar in 2013 at the New York International Auto Show, followed by 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.[25]

The UK model was sold for £135,000.00 OTR, with delivery to UK customers in October 2013.[26]

Final Fifty (2014)[edit]

Jaguar announced a special limited edition to mark the end of XK production. Only 50 were sold, all in the US. The Final Fifty is based on the XKR with Dynamic Pack.[27] The exterior is identifiable by an extra-louvered hood inspired by the XKR-S GT, “Vortex” 20-inch wheels, a rear wing, side sill extensions, and a rear diffuser. The Final Fifty cars are split evenly in 25 coupe and 25 convertible body styles and all cars were fitted with a commemorative plaque signed by Jaguar’s design chief Ian Callum.


Models XK XK Portfolio XKR XKR-S
Engines 5.0 L 5.0 L 5.0 L Supercharged (510 PS) 5.0 L Supercharged (550 PS)
Wheels (standard) Venus 18-inch alloy Caravela 19-inch alloy Tamana 19-inch alloy (base), Kasuga 20-inch alloy (speed pack), Vulcan 20-inch alloy (dynamic(+black) pack), Kalimnos 20-inch alloy ((speed+) black pack) Vulcan 20-inch alloy (Dark Technical Finish)
Body Style Coupé, Convertible Coupé, Convertible Coupé (base, speed, dynamic, black), Convertible (base, speed, black) Coupé, Convertible


All 5.0 models are fitted with a six-speed ZF 6HP28 and the JaguarDrive rotary gear selector.


Production of the XK 150 ended in July 2014 without a replacement model.

Worldwide Sales[edit]

Total sales are from 2009.

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Units sold 6,039 5,454 4,894 4,166 3,223 3,341 492 3 27,612



Interior, 2006-2009 model

The XK won the Top Gear magazine "GT of the Year" and "Car of the Year" awards in 2006.[29] It was also awarded the Engineering and Technology Award at the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards in London.[30] The convertible version made the Top Gear cool wall under sub zero.


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