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2010 Jaguar XK-Series

Posted: 06/15/2009 - 9:15 PM ET

For $82,150 and up, you can experience the awesome performance abilities of the new 2010 Jaguar XK Series. They are not perfect cars, but they come very close to being. As you expect from one of the world's finest sports cars, the XK accelerates with amazing quickness. An all-new direct injected 5.0L V8 comes in either a naturally aspirated or supercharged version. The naturally aspirated version produces 385 horses and 380 lb-ft of torque while the supercharged XKR, (rhymes with Cadillac XLR) unleashes an incredible 510 ponies and churns out 461 lb-ft of twist. These rear wheel driven street monsters are additionally powered by a 6-speed automatic transmission with controls for at-will manual shifting.

Fuel efficiency ratings are actually quite impressive for the 2010 XK Series by Jaguar. The base model delivers16/24 mpg city/highway (16/22 for the base model convertible) while the XKR takes you 15/22 mpg. Of course, Jaguar has made completely sure that every mile traveled in the new XK is a wonderful blend of high performance and luxurious comfort. The are loads of standard features in the spacious cabin - and all of them are conveniently located - and seamlessly integrated.

While $82,000 seems like a hefty price tag, the Jaguar XK is actually considerably less expensive than most of its class peers. Substantial changes have been implemented in both the coupe and convertible XK for 2010. One of the most significant is the addition of the rotary-style gear dial that was first seen in the Jaguar XF. The rotary dial ominously elevates from within the center console when the car is started. Further, the exterior has been freshened to be more bold and aggressive. On the inside, all materials have been upgraded and now present what has to be the epitome of luxury and tranquility.

Jaguar Drive Control has been integrated into the 2010 XK Series as well. This high-tech feature allows the driver to choose between 3 separate and distinct operational modes. Each mode represents a different degree of sporty responsiveness. Variables changed with each mode include throttling response, settings for suspension and the speed of shifting. Riding pleasure is maximized with new adaptive damping devices which allow the suspension system to be altered at will. Further, the rear differential has a slip-limiting feature that is electronically controlled.

The 2010 Jaguar XK Series is charging from the gates to directly compete with classy competitors like the BMW 650i, the Porsche 911 and the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG - at a lesser price than all. All models present a graceful meshing of jolting speed, driver adaptability, safety and elegant comfort. If you are in the market for one of the finest automobiles on the planet today, then favor yourself with a test drive in one of the XK Series from Jaguar.

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Posted on: December 23, 2013 at 7:33 PM
The car is really good. They have the good engine and that is evident with the speed. - Charles Brennan
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