The superb Jaguar XK and XKR receive several notable changes for 2010 including two new 5.0-liter engines in place of last year's 4.2L V8s. In the base XK, a new 5.0L V8 makes 385 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, while the supercharged XKR makes 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. Exterior changes have also been made, including a more aggressive grille treatment in the XKR, LED taillights and an updated rear spoiler. Inside, the JaguarDrive rotary gear selector, first used on the XF, makes its XK debut and a number of previously optional features have now become standard. The XKR also gets a new active rear differential, which helps control power and sends torque to the wheel with the most grip rather than using braking force as in the 2009 model.
Jaguar premiered this generation of the XK in 2007 with fresh styling and more powerful engines. Jaguar's traditional attention to luxury is present, with lots of leather, standard navigation and a quiet ride, even in convertible form. The 2010 XKs and XKRs are handsome vehicles, with styling reminiscent of Aston Martin, but with a base sticker price almost half that of the DB9.
Both XKs and XKRs come in a coupe or convertible.
Constructed mostly of aluminum, the 2010 Jaguar XK and XKR both feature good road feel and exceptional handling. The all-new 5.0L V8 engine is refined and powerful, and is mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission operated by the JaguarDrive rotary gear selector, which rises out of the console upon engine start-up, and features steering wheel paddle shifters. Underneath, the eCATS system actively adjusts the suspension to keep the ride smooth yet sporty. Traction control and dynamic stability control are standard, as is an active exhaust system, and the roomy interior is even stocked with a standard DVD-based navigation system. The 4-model lineup includes the normally-aspirated V8 XK coupe and convertible and their rakish alter egos, the supercharged XKRs.
Jaguar aimed for a thoroughbred sports car with the XK and XKRs and succeeded. The chassis has many aluminum components helping the convertibles remain stiff enough to handle as respectable sports cars. The transmission, with three settings, can be made to ride luxury smooth or razor sharp depending on the driver's mood.
Luxury is Jaguar's signature, and both XK and XKR come very well-appointed. On the XK, plenty of leather, aluminum and a number of veneer trim choices make for a classy interior. A heated wheel is now standard, as are 16-way heated and cooled power seats, keyless entry with remote start, leather-covered dash, bi-Xenon automatically leveling headlights, DVD-based navigation with touchscreen climate controls and stereo controls, Bowers & Wilkins 525-watt premium surround sound stereo and LED tail lamps. An available Advanced Technology Package adds adaptive cruise control and active front lighting. 19-inch wheels are standard on both the XK and XKR, with 20-inch wheels optional.
The XKR gets all the same features as the XK, but adds the supercharged 510-hp engine, larger brakes, special wheels, special exterior and interior styling, adaptive cruise control and several unique interior color/veneer combinations.
The convertible soft top operates via a single button and neatly stows under an aluminum tonneau cover. It also features a heated glass rear window. When the top is down the occupants are protected in the event of a rollover by roll bars that pop up behind the seats.
All models come with a 4-year/50,000 mile basic warranty and a 6-year/ unlimited mile corrosion warranty.
Great performance; standard navigation system; Jaguar luxury and cachet.
Vehicle Price: 83,000.00
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