In the history of great transformations, the brand new 2010 Jaguar XJ sets a great example with the radical changes made to nearly every aspect of the luxury saloon compared to it’s predecessor. The old ‘Jag’ XJ was based on thirty years of heritage and clearly ageing in the 21th century. New blood was highly needed in the ever important flagship luxury sedan market.
Parked in front of the Jaguar headquarters a black Jaguar XJ was awaiting our arrival. Powered by a 3.0 V6 Diesel engine producing up to 275bhp at 4000rpm and a massive 600Nm (441lb-ft) of torque at 2000rpm and packed with every single gadget and accessory available, we were ready to experience a ‘3 liter diesel’. How could that ever be appealing to a pertrolhead like me?
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