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Compare Jaguar XJ X308

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Neoscore
87%
Pros
  • Best-in-class styling
  • Double-wishbone suspensions all-around
  • Great fit and finish
  • Wonderful Supercharged V8 engine
Cons
  • Engine not the most reliable

Variants

XJ8 3.2
XJ8 4.0
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)
XJR

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
XJ8 3.2430 L / 15.2 cu-ft
XJ8 4.0430 L / 15.2 cu-ft
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)410 L / 14.5 cu-ft
XJR430 L / 15.2 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
XJ8 3.210.0 L / 10.6 qt
XJ8 4.010.0 L / 10.6 qt
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)10.0 L / 10.6 qt
XJR12.0 L / 12.7 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
81.0 L / 21.4 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
XJ8 3.2480 kg / 1058 lbs
XJ8 4.0480 kg / 1058 lbs
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)530 kg / 1168 lbs
XJR415 kg / 915 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
Tire Size
XJ8 3.2225/60 R16 98W
XJ8 4.0235/50 R17
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)235/50 R16
XJR255/40 R18

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
XJ8 3.21345 mm / 53.0 in
XJ8 4.01345 mm / 53.0 in
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)1333 mm / 52.5 in
XJR1345 mm / 53.0 in
Size | Length
XJ8 3.25023 mm / 197.8 in
XJ8 4.05023 mm / 197.8 in
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)5149 mm / 202.7 in
XJR5023 mm / 197.8 in
Size | Width
1799 mm / 70.8 in
Track Width | Front
1500.0 mm / 59.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1498.0 mm / 59.0 in
Weight
XJ8 3.21780.0 kg / 3924.2 lbs
XJ8 4.01780.0 kg / 3924.2 lbs
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)1730.0 kg / 3814.0 lbs
XJR1845.0 kg / 4067.5 lbs
Wheelbase
XJ8 3.22870 mm / 113.0 in
XJ8 4.02870 mm / 113.0 in
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)2995 mm / 117.9 in
XJR2870 mm / 113.0 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
XJ8 3.28.5 sec
XJ8 4.07.3 sec
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)7.3 sec
XJR5.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
XJ8 3.28.1 sec
XJ8 4.06.9 sec
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)6.9 sec
XJR5.3 sec
Fuel Economy
XJ8 3.212.1 L/100km / 19.4 MPG (combined) | 17.1 L/100km / 13.8 MPG (urban) | 9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (highway)
XJ8 4.012.0 L/100km / 19.6 MPG (combined) | 17.2 L/100km / 13.7 MPG (urban) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (highway)
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)17.2 L/100km / 13.7 MPG (urban) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (highway)
XJR12.6 L/100km / 18.7 MPG (combined) | 18.0 L/100km / 13.1 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
XJ8 3.2225.0 km/h / 139.8 mph
XJ8 4.0240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph
XJR250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Engine
XJ8 3.2AJ
XJ8 4.0AJ26, AJ27
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)AJ26, AJ27
XJRAJ26S, AJ27S
Engine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
XJ8 3.210.5:1
XJ8 4.010.7:1
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)10.7:1
XJR8.9:1
Engine | Displacement
XJ8 3.23.2 L / 198.2 cu-in / 3248.0 cc
XJ8 4.04.0 L / 243.9 cu-in / 3996.0 cc
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)4.0 L / 243.9 cu-in / 3996.0 cc
XJR4.0 L / 243.9 cu-in / 3996.0 cc
Engine | Power
XJ8 3.2237.0 hp / 176.7 kW @ 6350 rpm
XJ8 4.0284.0 hp / 211.8 kW @ 6100 rpm
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)284.0 hp / 211.8 kW @ 6100 rpm
XJR363.0 hp / 270.7 kW @ 6150 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
XJ8 3.273.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
XJ8 4.071.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)71.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
XJR90.8 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
XJ8 3.270.0 mm / 2.8 in
XJ8 4.086.0 mm / 3.4 in
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)86.0 mm / 3.4 in
XJR86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
XJ8 3.2310 Nm / 228.6 lb-ft @ 4350 rpm
XJ8 4.0375 Nm / 276.6 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)375 Nm / 276.6 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
XJR505 Nm / 372.5 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Engine | Type
XJ8 3.2Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
XJ8 4.0Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
XJ8 4.0 Sovereign (LWB)Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
XJRSupercharged multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
1997 ~ 2003
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