2011 Jaguar XJ will be available to U.S. dealerships by May

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The 2011 Jaguar XJ will be available to U.S. dealerships by May of this year. Jaguar sales have been a slump since before the economic depression, and now, it’s hoping to drive sales momentum home with its new, modern image. No longer that it is viewed as old and elegant. The new 2011 Jaguar XJ’s image poses aggression, power, and control to cater to a younger audience, and hoping to boost overall sales by as much as 50 percent.

In the sea of luxury sedans, the 2011 Jaguar XJ has a lot of competitions, mainly the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S Class, Audi A8, and Cadillac CST. Will the 2011 Jaguar XJ’s new image alone can grab sales from its competitors ? Fifty percent is rather overly optimistic, but we’ll just have to wait and see after the May release.

In the meantime, here are a few performance numbers that you play around with. The 2011 Jaguar XJ comes with four engine configurations:

PERFORMANCE

XJ 3.0L V6D 600 XJ 5.0L V8 XJ 5.0L V8 Supercharged XJ 5.0L V8 Supercharged
Fastest 0-60 mph (seconds) 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.7
Fastest 0-100 kph (seconds) 6.4 5.7 5.2 4.9
Top Speed (mph/kph) 155/250 155/250 155/250 155/250
Max. Power (SAE bhp) @ rpm n/a 385@6500 470@6000-6500 510@6000-6500
Max. Power (EEC PS) @ rpm 275@4000 385@6500 470@6000-6501 510@6000-6500
Max. Power (EEC kW) @ rpm 202@4000 283@6500 346@6000-6500 375@6000-6500

Like most luxury sedans, the Jaguar XJ is a heavy beast, weighing in from 3,960 to 4,223 pounds, depends on the engine model. Combined fuel economy from the less power model Jaguar XJ 3.0L at around 39 mpg to the XJ 5.0L V8 supercharged at around 23 miles per gallon. With gasoline prices on the rise and economic downturn, expect to see more of the 3.0L Jaguar XJ gets sold.